Nominations for MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award Open

MAGS is currently soliciting for nominations for the inaugural 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award. Internal applications are due to Debra Charlesworth no later than 4pm on January 7, 2011. Michigan Tech may nominate two students; one each at the master’s and doctoral level.


Eligible students

  • will be enrolled at Michigan Tech for spring 2011 and have a teaching appointment
  • will have earned the Michigan Tech Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • will have an excellent teaching portfolio and student evaluations


Programs may nominate eligible students by submitting:

  1. A letter of support from the department head
  2. A current curriculum vitae for the nominee
  3. A current transcript for the nominee
  4. The following materials, limited to six double spaced pages (total):
    1. A teaching portfolio from the nominee which is suggested to include:
      1. Statement of teaching philosophy
      2. Evidence of instructional design and innovation, instructional delivery, course management, and student learning
      3. Publications and presentations, and /or grants proposals submitted and/or funded which support the portfolio
    2. Student evaluation of teaching: courses taught and number of students, instructional responsibility, and a summary of student evaluation of teaching data (not the forms)
    3. Evidence of effective student/colleague mentoring
    4. Awards and honors for teaching excellence

Nomination packets are due by 4pm, January 7, 2011 to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School via e-mail or campus mail. Eligible students with a complete nomination packet will be evaluated by a panel of faculty from the University.


Recipients of the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award will receive:

  • A $750 honorarium.
  • A citation given at the Annual Meeting.  This year’s meeting will be March 30 to April 1, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.