Faculty & Student Awards

Research Assignment Stipend

SMU Libraries encourages faculty to integrate new information literacy components into undergraduate and graduate coursework in collaboration with librarians by awarding $1000 stipend to winning faculty. Faculty must participate in a faculty cohort workshop, implement information literacy in their course, and complete a report on the impact on learning in the course. Reports will be posted to this website.

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Spring 2024 Winners

  • Dr. Russell McConnell, in collaboration with Research Librarian & Coordinator of Intern Program, Rebecca Graff, for Writing and Critical Reasoning (WRTR 1313).
  • Dr. Brett Story, in collaboration with Assistant Project Manager for Spatial Literacy & Engineering Librarian, Sylvia Jones, for Smart Infrastructure and Environment (CEE 5/7308).
  • Dr. Jeanna Wieselmann, in collaboration with Social Sciences Research Librarian, Naomi Schemm, for Community-Centered STEM Integration (EDU 6351).

Previous winners and reports

The Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award

The Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award recognizes a student research paper that demonstrates depth, breadth, and thoughtful command of library resources. The winning student receives an award at Honors Convocation and $500. The winning paper is placed in the SMU Archives and in SMU Scholar and may be published in the SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Faculty may submit nominations.

2023 Winner

Mimi Wassef

Mimi Wassef, Effect of Resistance Training on White Blood Cell Count and Chemotherapy Efficacy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients During Adriamycin-Cyclophosphamide Chemotherapy Treatment

Nominated by Megan Murphy, APSM 4305

Previous Winners  

STAR Award

The Business Library presents the Super Teacher Advocating Research (STAR) Award to faculty who include opportunities for students to apply research skills in their course(s). Selected faculty work closely with business librarians to develop assignments and determine the best ways to teach and assess research. It is awarded to one faculty member each year at the Cox Fall Faculty Retreat.

2022 Winner

Hilary McIlvain (middle), Adjunct Professor, Edwin L. Cox BBA Business Leadership Institute

Previous winners