Teaching Awards

The Excellence in Teaching Award will be granted on an annual basis to a graduate assistant who exemplifies the characteristics associated with high quality teaching.

Criteria for Nomination

The candidate must have been classified as a teaching assistant for a minimum of two semesters, nominated by faculty in the department, and endorsed by the department chairperson.

Selection Criteria:

The nominating department will submit the following to the Graduate Council for each nominee:

  1. Letter of nomination from faculty in the department that addresses teaching skills.(one page preferred/no more than two)
  2. minimum of one semester's student evaluations from the nominee's classes.
  3. A self evaluation by the nominee including any innovations in teaching, use of evaluation information to improve teaching, efforts to assist students, etc. (1-2 pages)

The Graduate Council will accept nominations through November 30th. The student selected for the award will receive $500 and a certificate of merit.


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