Applications sought for teaching excellence awards
Grisham Master Teachers receive medallions designed by Alex Bostic, associate professor of art at Mississippi State. The design was generated from master teachers' input, and the figure represents a student becoming part of the tree of knowledge. PHOTO: Beth Wynn | Public Affairs
Mississippi State University faculty who are interested in submitting applications for the 2015 Grisham Master Teacher Award, the Alumni Association Early Career Teaching Excellence Award or the Alumni Association Graduate Teaching Excellence Award have until Oct. 13 to do so. After careful review, the University Instructional Improvement Committee will select and announce the winners before the end of the spring 2015 semester.
The eligibility requirements are:
-- You must be teaching at least one course during fall 2014 or spring 2015 to be eligible for any award, to allow for in-class observation.
-- To be eligible for the Grisham award, applicants must have at least seven years of experience at Mississippi State, primarily teaching undergraduates.
-- To be eligible for the Alumni Association Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, applicants must have three to six years of experience at MSU teaching primarily undergraduates.
-- To be eligible for the Alumni Association Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience at MSU teaching primarily graduate students.
All current full-time faculty members at MSU with the required years of service, regardless of rank, are eligible to apply for these awards.
Interested faculty must submit an electronic application in PDF form to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 13.
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