This $300 monetary award honors a graduate student who has excelled as an instructor and has great pedagogical potential. The burgeoning success of graduate instructors who have the privilege of formally teaching before being awarded their PhDs deserves to be recognized. One or more $100 honorable mention may be awarded at the discretion of the judging committee. The judging committee will be comprised of a jury of peers comprised of graduate students representing all the colleges in the graduate school. Applications will be accepted from Oct 1, 2020 to Mar 1, 2021 for a course taught in calendar year 2020. Post-docs may apply for teaching positions held when they were graduate students.
Items I to III should be typed directly into the form in the Google form in the "Submissions" section below. Item IV should be forwarded to the students, as indicated.
- Applicant’s Supporting Statement (750 words max)
Please begin this statement with your philosophy of education, explaining the principles which guide your approach to teaching. Then, provide detailed information evidencing the criteria listed in the rubric for this award, e.g.:
- How do you prepare for your courses?
- Which evidence-based teaching strategies do you use and how?
- How do you communicate with students, and support them individually?
- How do challenge students to become independent learners?
- How do you make your classes engaging?
- What steps have you taken toward self-reflection and improvement as an instructor?
- Course Syllabus
A course syllabus of, preferably of your own design, with 2-5 annotations highlighting important parts of the syllabus and how they contribute to student learning.
- Example Lesson (250 words max)
A description of an assignment, classroom activity, or lesson plan you designed, emphasizing how this contributes to student learning.
- A questionnaire completed by 3 students in your class.
Forward THIS LINK to the students
You may also copy and paste this link directly: https://gsu.nd.edu/awards/instructor-students