Michael Hinke, MURP receives University of Colorado Denver Graduate School Dean’s Masters Mentoring AwardGraduate School May 29, 2020
This award goes to faculty who demonstrate a commitment to providing students with a one-on-one, high-quality training experience; maintain high standards of scholarship; and possess personal attributes that make the faculty member an effective role model for other mentors. Faculty are nominated by the master's students whom they mentored for at least one semester and with a significant amount of one-on-one interaction.
Michael Hinke empowers his graduate students to sharpen their own geospatial skills and creates an environment for students to succeed in the lab. He has demonstrated a special commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by encouraging exploration of DEI in student planning portfolios, requesting DEI research, and sharing relevant webinars. Hinke is known for creating a positive learning environment and demonstrating unwavering leadership in times of adversity.
Hinke was nominated by five student consultants and two teaching assistants.
A FAST student staff member shared, “Mike Hinke has been a mentor, teacher, and guide to me as a non-traditional student, sharing his professional skills without reservation. He treats all students with kindness, respect, and dignity to create a welcome environment. He consistently works from an ethic of service here; Mike Hinke is an asset without parallel or comparison in the University of Colorado Denver Community.”
Hinke is the recipient of the 2020 Dean’s Masters Mentoring award, along with Lois Brink, MLA from the College of Architecture and Planning. Previous award recipients are listed below.
2018: Hai Lin, PhD, Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2018: Sarah Horton, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2017: Rodney Herring, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2017: Omar Swartz, JD, PhD, Director, Master of Social Science Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
ABOUT the Graduate School. The Graduate School administers and serves Master's programs, Doctoral programs, Certificates, and non-degree courses throughout all thirteen schools and colleges across both the Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campuses. The Graduate School recognizes the importance of mentoring as essential to all levels of graduate training.