Nominations sought for annual teaching awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the Quantrell Awards, the Booth Prizes, the Faculty Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and the Physical Sciences Teaching Prizes.
The Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the oldest collegiate teaching prizes in the United States, are given to three or four faculty members each year. Prizes will be awarded at the College Convocation on June 14. The winners each receive $5,000. Nominations, signed by the nominator, should state the name of the faculty member and why he or she is an excellent teacher. Nominations should take the form of a letter addressed to the Dean of the College and should be submitted to Harper 247 no later than Thursday, March 20. For more information, call 702-8928.
The Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prizes for Excellence in Teaching honor graduate students who have taught in a formal capacity in the College for at least two quarters during their doctoral study and who have made an outstanding contribution to instructional programs in the College. Up to four awards are given annually. The prizes honor Wayne C. Booth, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language & Literature. The winners receive $2,000 each and will be recognized at the May 28 Honors Assembly. Nominations should include the name of the nominee; the course, quarter and year in which the nominee taught; and his or her contribution to the education of College students. Nominations should take the form of a letter addressed to the Dean of the College and should be submitted to Harper 247 no later than Thursday, March 20. For more information, call 702-8928.
The Faculty Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching recognize regular, full-time faculty members in the divisions, for exemplary graduate teaching. The awards will be presented to up to four faculty members during spring Convocation ceremonies. Each winner will receive a cash prize. Nominations should take the form of a letter and should include information about the nominee's specific contributions, innovations and/or approaches to teaching. Nominations must include a letter of support from the nominee's department chair, which addresses the foregoing criteria. Students can work together on behalf of a nominee. All letters should be addressed to the Faculty Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching Selection Committee and sent to the Office of Graduate Affairs, Administration 228, by Monday, April 7. For more information, call 702-7818 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Physical Sciences Teaching Prizes, sponsored by the Physical Sciences Division and the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division, are awarded for exceptional teaching of undergraduates by a graduate student in a PSCD course. Up to three winners will each receive $500 and a certificate. Any University-affiliated person can submit a nomination, but special consideration will be given to nominations submitted by students. Nominations should take the form of one typewritten page outlining the graduate student's contributions to undergraduate education, and must be signed by the nominators. Nominations must be sent to the Master of the PSCD, Harper 224, no later than Friday, March 21. For more information, call 702-8320.