GPSC Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award

2019 GPSC Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award

The 2019 GPSC Outstanding Teacher Award will recognize three (3) Graduate Teaching Assistants for their outstanding pedagogical practices as educators on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. SIUCs Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) have a tremendous and long lasting impact on current and past undergraduate students. Graduate Teaching Assistants are able to relate their unique experiental knowledge and training to students in a classroom setting. Outstanding GTAs emcompass the mission and goals of the univeristy by embracing…a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success.
Award winners will be honored on Tuesday, April 30th 2019 in the Old Main Room on the second floor or student center

In order to be eligible to apply for the 2019 GPSC Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, graduate student applicants MUST:

MUST be a full-time student enrolled in the 2018-2019 academic year
MUST have been honored at least a 25% Graduate Teaching Assistant on the campus of SIUC during the 2018-2019 academic year
MUST receive a letter of support for the award from current or past undergraduate student(s) they have had a direct impact on
MUST provide a Personal Teaching Philosophy Statement
MUST provide quantative/qualitative student evaluations (e.g. ICE reports)
In addition, graduate student applicants may provide the following supporting documents: (please note that these additional items are NOT required)*
Departmental letter of support
Curriuclum Vitae (CV) Example(s) of lesson plans or assignments
Short narrative essay further describing their impact as a GTA

In order to apply for the award, please complete the application below and submit all of the required documents by 11:59pm Friday, April 19th 2019. (ALL required documentation WILL ONLY be accepted electronically through the online application form. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS will result in the application NOT being considered)

If you have questions, please contact GPSC at or contact Dianah McGreehan at