One of the primary aims of the English Graduate Program is to promote excellence in pedagogy. The Department offers three awards to outstanding teachers each year and encourages graduate assistants to apply for awards offered by the University.
The English Department offers three teaching awards for graduate students.
Turn all application materials into Diane Smith, English Department Graduate Secretary, by April 1st.
The primary purpose of the Diversity and Equity Teaching Award is three-fold: 1.)to make salient the ISU English Departmentís commitments to engage issues of diversity in order to increase understanding and respect for diversity; 2.)to allow GAís opportunities for reflective praxis in their teaching; and 3.)to encourage and recognize exemplary teaching that addresses concerns of diversity and equity.
Two awards of $200 each will be offered at the Departmentís annual spring awards ceremony.
In order to apply for the Diversity and Equity Teaching Award, interested GAs may self-nominate by turning in the following materials to the Department of English main office by April 1:
Faculty members of the Diversity and Equity Committee will evaluate each award application.Lesson Plan Template
Illinois State University recognizes teaching excellence in Graduate Assistants with a number of teaching awards. Graduate students who win English Department Graduate Teaching Awards are nominated by the department for the following University Graduate Teaching Awards.
For more information about how to apply for these awards, visit the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.