Faculty Tips

Support Letters

Faculty, TAs, and instructors supporting an applicant should submit a letter of support commenting on how the student's work meets the award criteria. See the Awards, Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria section for more detail.

The Award review panel is especially interested in how the student's use of library materials, regardless of format, contributed to making the project comprehensive, original, or unique. The student must have a faculty letter of support to submit a complete application package.

Your support letter should address the following:

  • The relevance of the project to your assignment prompt
  • The relevance of the project to your course learning goals
  • Whether the sources used were appropriate for the scope of the argument and its method
  • Whether the methods of research and argumentation were consistent with disciplinary standards

Letters may be submitted to: libaward@uw.edu as a message or an attachment.