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Nominations open for MAGS Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Awards.  Michigan Tech may nominate one student at the MS and PhD level.  Nominations are due to Debra Charlesworth no later than 4pm, January 14, 2014.

Eligible students

  • will have been enrolled at Michigan Tech during the 2013 calendar year 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

See the application page for complete details on what is required for a nomination.


2013 MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee

Photo of Alexandria Guth
Alexandria Guth represented Michigan Tech in the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award competition.
Alexandria Guth was selected by the Dean’s Advisory Panel to represent Michigan Tech as a nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate School’s Excellence in Teaching Award.  Dr. Guth was nominated by her department, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.

Although her contributions to the teaching activities of her department are many, she is most known for developing and implementing novel teaching practices for online courses.  One course is taken primarily by schoolteachers, and as Dr. Pennington notes in his nomination letter, “The schoolteachers in her online courses say that she does a terrific job, and I believe them; they know what they are talking about, and are not easy to please.”  This semester, she is developing an online course with a set of laboratories that can be completed off campus for introductory students in Oceanography.

Dr. Guth earned her PhD in geology in spring 2013, and was advised by Dr. James Wood. Her research has taken her to Kenya for field work, and she has had the opportunity to participate as a teaching assistant with her advisor in a series of field courses for students from Michigan Tech and beyond.  Her teaching is truly global.

Nominations are accepted each year for this award.  Please consider nominating your outstanding graduate students next year.  Full details on the nomination procedure are available online.


Nominations open for MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award

Nominations are now open for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Awards.  Michigan Tech may nominate one student at the MS and PhD level.  Nominations are due to Debra Charlesworth no later than 4pm, January 18 2012.

Eligible students

  • will be enrolled at Michigan Tech for spring 2012 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

See the application page for complete details on what is required for a nomination.  Note that a new requirement this year is a 10 minute video showing the nominee’s “Teaching in Action.”  Note that the deadline for the video only has been extended to February 6, 2012.


David Clark Represented Michigan Tech for MAGS Teaching Award

David Clark represented Michigan Tech for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award
David Clark was selected by the Dean’s Advisory Panel to represent Michigan Tech as a nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate School’s Excellence in Teaching Award.  David was nominated by his department, Mathematical Sciences.

In his nomination letter, Dr. Gockenbach noted that, “Mr. Clark is a dynamic and innovative classroom teacher, and he has been a leader among both graduate students and faculty in promoting a thoughtful approach to teaching improvement.”

David is a PhD candidate in mathematical sciences, and is advised by Professor Vladimir Tonchev.

This is the inaugural year of this award. Full details on the nomination procedure are available online.


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.

Eligibility

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

Nomination

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.

Award

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.