Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsored by: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with support from the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School and Dr. Johnny Lott.
Inaugurated in 2008, the Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes exemplary teaching by a currently enrolled graduate student who serves as instructor at the University of Mississippi.
Nomination Form Due: March 5th
Application Packet Due: April 3rd
Eligibility: Graduate student instructors who are in good academic standing, making progress toward degree, and teaching in Spring 2017.
To nominate a graduate instructor for CETL’s Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award, please complete the following:
- A nomination form must be submitted with a brief narrative describing the qualities that distinguish the nominee as an excellent instructor. Deadline: March 5
- To submit the nomination, please select the following: Nomination Form for CETL Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award
- Graduate Instructors will be notified about their nominations by March 8
After receiving notification of their nominations, graduate instructors must submit the following application materials:
- One letter of support from a faculty member, a department chair, or a student (or group of students) taught by the nominee. Please include specific details that support generalizations made about teaching excellence.
- A current resume or vita.
- A list of courses taught.
- A statement of the nominee’s teaching philosophy.
- Evidence of innovative or creative teaching practices.
- Any other evidence of distinguished teaching, including student class evaluations, and evidence of student learning.
- Application materials must be submitted by April 3rd in any of the following ways:
- Online: Upload a file containing all materials to box (link emailed with notification)
- Email: Send compressed file to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail or Deliver: Submit materials to 105 Hill Hall, University, MS 38655
Award Selection: Members of the CETL Advisory Board will review applications and conduct class observations. The recipient will be contacted at the end of April.
Recognition: The recipient is presented a Golden Apple trophy at the doctoral hooding ceremony on May 12, 2017. In addition, he/she receives $1,000. A plaque displaying the recipient’s name is posted in the J. D. Williams Library.
Past and Current Recipients:
- 2017 Rebecca Nance – Education
- 2016 Brittany Nielsen – Psychology
- 2015 Yan Li – Economics
- 2014 Christopher Schwanke – Mathematics
- 2013 Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh – Mathematics
- 2012 Eric Bonds – Music
- 2011 Sumedhe Karunarathne – Physics
- 2010 Otis W. Pickett – History
- 2009 Laura A. Williams – Management
- 2008 Ryan Bubalo – English