GRADUATE TEACHING AWARD FOR INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTION

Each year, the Center for Teaching Excellence, with the generous support of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, recognizes two graduate students with a Graduate Teaching Award for Independent Instruction. 

All graduate students and alumni who were graduate instructors of record during the previous academic year, and who have not yet won the award, are eligible to apply. The initial application, which consists of a cover letter, short answers to questions about teaching, and student evaluation results is due by October 15th. A committee of graduate students who have participated in the CTE Certificate Program will then use this material to narrow down the field to six finalists. Finalists will be notified by December 1st and asked to submit a teaching portfolio by February 1st. And in the final step of the process, a committee of CTE Faculty Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and an undergraduate student from our Undergraduate Advisory Board will select two winners by March 15th.

If you were an instructor of record in the Fall of 2016, Spring of 2017, or Summer of 2017, you are eligible to apply for the 2018 Graduate Teaching Award for Independent Instruction.


GRADUATE TEACHING AWARD FOR STUDENT SUPPORT

We also recognize one graduate student each year who has distinguished themselves in the support he or she has provided to students working to assist an Instructor of Record. Any work graduate students do with students in these courses (during class, recitations, or office hours) can count as student support. 

All graduate students and alumni who assisted Instructors of Record during the previous academic year, and who have not yet won the award, may be nominated for this award. Graduate students must be nominated by undergraduate students in the course for which they provided assistance. The deadline to receive these nominations is November 1st. Those nominated will then be contacted and invited to apply for the award by December 15th. An initial committee of graduate students from the CTE Graduate Advisory Board will narrow the field to 6 finalists, and a second committee of CTE Faculty Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and undergraduate students from the Undergraduate Advisory Board will select the winner by March 15th. 

If you are an undergraduate student who would like to nominate a graduate student who supported you in a course you took in the Fall of 2016, Spring of 2017, or Summer of 2017, you can access the nomination form below. 


GRADUATE TEACHING AWARD FOR COURSE SUPPORT

Finally, we also recognize one graduate student who has distinguished themselves in the course support they have provided to an Instructor of Record. Because we are already recognizing graduate students with a student support award, the focus of this award is on substantive contributions to course design and delivery. Examples of course support include, but are not limited to, contributions to the design of the syllabus, individual assignments,  on-line tutorials, or the delivery of various in-class lessons and activities. 

All graduate students and alumni who assisted Instructors of Record during the previous academic year, and who have not yet won the award, may be nominated for this award. As this is an award for course support, graduate students must be nominated by the Instructor of Record to whom they provided assistance. The deadline to receive these nominations is November 1st. Those nominated will then be contacted and invited to apply for the award by December 15th. An initial committee of graduate students from the CTE Graduate Advisory Board will narrow the field to 6 finalists, and a second committee of CTE Faculty Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and undergraduate students from the Undergraduate Advisory Board will select the winner by March 15th. 

If you are a faculty member, postdoc, or other instructor of record who would like to nominate a graduate student from a course you taught in the Fall of 2016, Spring of 2017, or Summer of 2017, you can access the nomination form below.