The Midwest Association of Graduate School is pleased to announce the Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of graduate students who exemplify excellence in the teaching/learning mission of our universities. The 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award is sponsored by Blackboard. Two awards have been created to recognize the importance of excellence in teaching and mentoring as a component of graduate education and the preparation of graduate students for future service as college and university faculty. One award will be given to a doctoral student and one, to a master’s student. Each award includes a citation and a $750 honorarium that will be given at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS).
The MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award competition is open to all graduate students who have teaching appointments and who are enrolled in a member institution at the time of application. Institutions are restricted to one nomination of a doctoral student and one nomination of a master’s student.
Nominations must include a letter of support from the department head, the nominee’s teaching portfolio (including teaching video link), a summary of student teaching evaluations, evidence of effective student/colleague mentoring, acurrent curriculum vitae, and a current transcript. Excluding the letters of nomination and support, vitae, and transcript, the nomination is limited to six (6) pages double spaced. Primary consideration will be given to nominees with an excellent teaching portfolio and student evaluations.
Interested students need to submit their application material to their department for review. Departments must submit their student nominations to the University Graduate School by January 20, 2012. Students are not eligible to self-nominate.