The Graduate College Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award
Nomination Deadline: January 28, 2013
Materials Submission Deadline: February 22, 2013
Eligibility and Criteria
- Nominees must be a full-time tenured or tenure-track member of the Regular Graduate Faculty for a minimum of three years at the time of nomination. A faculty member may receive the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award only once and may not be nominated for any additional University teaching award in the same academic year.
- The emphasis for this award is placed on outstanding teaching in the graduate program. Outstanding graduate teaching includes commitment to academic excellence; attention to individual student needs, interests, and development; consideration of classroom teaching in 6000 and 7000 level courses as well as 5000 level courses in which a substantial number of students are enrolled for graduate credit; and service on thesis and dissertation committees.
- Outstanding teaching will be measured by significant graduate teaching activities, both inside and outside the classroom; evidence of graduate curriculum development activity; solid record of research/scholarship that informs graduate teaching; high standards for graduate student achievement; letters from current graduate students, former graduate students, and faculty colleagues; student assessments over time; and documentation of outstanding graduate student accomplishments.
- The selection process must begin with nomination by a UNI graduate student or Regular Graduate Faculty within a graduate program. Deadline for nominations is January 25, 2013. The nominee will be contacted and asked to submit a package of materials for review. Deadline for receipt of documentation is February 22, 2013.
- The Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award Selection Committee will consist of one appointed member of the Regular Graduate Faculty from each college, and one full-time graduate student, chaired ex officio by the Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship. The Committee will review all nomination materials and announce its decision prior to the annual Graduate Faculty Meeting in April 2013..
- The Awardee will be recognized at the annual Graduate Faculty meeting in April 2013. The Awardee will receive a plaque and subsequently, in the 2013-2014 academic year, have access to a $1000 account to support their graduate teaching.