The Academic Staff Award will be adjudicated on the basis of four (4) criteria:
- excellence in support of graduate student teaching and/or research;
- leadership in collaboration with graduate students;
- contribution to graduate student professional development; and
- overall commitment to the success of graduate students in their programs.
Each criterion will be ranked on a scale of 1-5 (5 being high) and then added to determine the total rank for the nominee.