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MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award 2015

Modified: November 24, 2015
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The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) offers awards 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 presented at the Annual MAGS Meeting in Chicago.

The MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award Competition is open to all graduate students who have graduate student teaching appointments and are enrolled during the 2015 calendar year.  Each program may nominate one PhD and one Master’s student to be considered by The Graduate School’s internal review committee.

Nominations must be submitted electronically to Kate Veraldi before 5:00 PM on Friday January 8, 2015 and include the following materials:

  • Letter of support from the DGS or Chair (please note in letter any departmental honors awarded to this student for excellence in teaching)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Nominee’s Teaching Portfolio (Please use the following Headings for the sections of the portfolio)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Evidence of Instructional Design, Innovation, and Delivery, Course Management, and Student Learning
  • Teaching in Action Video (maximum 10 minutes) (Please see instructions for submission). Please indicate method used for submitting video (YouTube/other web-based video or as Email attachment), providing the link to the video if web-based.
  • Student Evaluation of Teaching  (Please indicate courses TAUGHT as a graduate teaching assistant at this institution, number of students, instructional responsibility, and a summary of student evaluations)
  • Evidence of Scholarship in Teaching/Learning (Publications/presentations or grant proposals submitted/funded which focused on teaching/learning; evidence of how pedagogical research informs your teaching)
  • Evidence of Effective Student/Colleague Mentoring
  • Nomination form with signatures of both student and program DGS or Department chair.

Excluding the nomination form, letters of nomination and support, and vitae, the nomination is limited to six pages double spaced. Applications which do not adhere to submission requirements, including deadlines, page limits, and video length, will not be considered.

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