Graduate Student Teaching Awards
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.
English Department Graduate Teaching Awards
The English Department offers three teaching awards for graduate students.
- Master’s Level Teaching Initiative Award
- Glenn Grever Award for Teaching by a Master’s Candidate
- Taimi Ranta For Teaching by a Ph.D. Candidate
Who Should Apply?
- First year Master’s graduate instructors for the Teaching Initiative Award.
- Second year or fifth semester Master’s graduate instructors for the Glenn Grever Award.
- Any Ph.D. graduate instructor for the Tami Ranta Award.
Include the Following . . .
- Letter describing teaching experience and philosophy.
- Teaching portfolio.
- At least two letters of support
(faculty, program assistants, other graduate instructors, and former students may provide letters of support)
Turn all application materials into Diane Smith, English Department Graduate Secretary, by April 1st.
University Graduate Student Teaching Awards
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.
- Level I Master's Assistants with sole responsibility for instruction in a course.
- Level I Doctorate Assistants with sole responsibility for instruction in a course.
- Level II Master's or Doctorate Assistants directing labs or discussion groups associated with a course taught by a faculty member, or who have significant responsibilities team or co-teaching a course.
For more information about how to apply for these awards, visit the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology.