Southeast Missouri State University

The Excellence in Teaching Award will be granted on an annual basis to a graduate assistant who exemplifies the characteristics associated with high quality teaching.

Criteria for Nomination

The candidate must have been classified as a teaching assistant for a minimum of two semesters, nominated by faculty in the department, and endorsed by the department chairperson.

Selection Criteria:

The nominating department will submit the following to the Graduate Council for each nominee:

  1. Letter of nomination from faculty in the department that addresses teaching skills.(one page preferred/no more than two)
  2. minimum of one semester's student evaluations from the nominee's classes.
  3. A self evaluation by the nominee including any innovations in teaching, use of evaluation information to improve teaching, efforts to assist students, etc. (1-2 pages)

The Graduate Council will accept nominations between September 1st and October 1st with the award to be made at the January council meeting. The student selected for the award will receive $500 and a certificate of merit.