Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Student Teaching Awards

English Department Graduate Student Teaching Award

Who is eligible: Graduate instructors nominated for the award
Amount: Extra research allowance of $250

The English Department Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes the excellent teaching done by our graduate students.  Each fall, the Director of Graduate Studies and other members of the Graduate Studies Committee review and assess materials from graduate instructors nominated for the award.   The committee considers teaching portfolios that typically include statements of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, instructional materials, all course evaluations, other assessments, and explanatory narratives.  The committee supplements these materials with independent class observations and letters solicited from former students. After the decision process, the Director of Graduate Studies relates extensive feedback from the committee members to all nominees on their materials and teaching.

A separate Dietrich College Graduate Teaching Award is also offered annually, to one teaching graduate student from within the College.