Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award 2015
The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) offers awards to recognize the importance of excellence in teaching and mentoring as a component of graduate education and the preparation of graduate students for future service as college and university faculty. One award will be given to a doctoral student and one to a master’s student. Each award includes a citation and a $750 honorarium that will be presented at the Annual MAGS Meeting.
The MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award Competition is open to all graduate students who have graduate student teaching appointments and are enrolled during the 2014 calendar year. Each program may nominate one PhD and one Master’s student to be considered by The Graduate School’s internal review committee.
Nominations must be submitted electronically to Kate Veraldi (email@example.com) on or before January 6, 2015 and include the following materials:
- Letter of support from the nominating department head (DGS or Chair)
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Nominee’s Teaching Portfolio (Please use the following Headings)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Evidence of instructional design and innovation, instructional delivery, course management, and student learning
- “Teaching in Action” video clip (maximum 10 minutes – see instructions for submission)
- Student Evaluation of Teaching (Please indicate courses taught as a graduate student at this institution, number of students, instructional responsibility, and a summary of student evaluations)
- Evidence of Scholarship in Teaching/Learning (Publications/presentations or grant proposals submitted/funded which focused on teaching/learning; evidence of how research informs your teaching)
- Evidence of Effective Student/Colleague Mentoring
- List of any past awards or honors for Teaching Excellence
- Current Institutional Transcript
Excluding nomination form, letters of nomination and support, and vitae, the nomination (Teaching Portfolio) is limited to six (6) pages. Applications which do not adhere to submission requirements, including deadlines, page limits, and video length, will not be considered.
Assessment and Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Research on Learning at Teaching, University of Michigan
This two-year postdoc will be an excellent opportunity for a recent PhD who wishes to explore an educational development career at a well-established center and develop significant evaluation and assessment experience. The successful candidate will work closely on a team to evaluate and report on the Provost’s Third Century Student Learning Initiative (http://thirdcentury.umich.edu/student-learning/), which supports engaged and transformative learning.
This position is a two-year staff appointment, with possibility for extension. The salary is very competitive and University benefits are excellent. The anticipated start date is in the Winter 2015 Term (but a specific start date is negotiable).
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree, experience in postsecondary assessment, evaluation and/or educational research; demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; ability to take directions, assume increasing independent responsibility, and provide follow up; strong attention to detail; and sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university, including both curricular and co-curricular learning environments.
Desired qualifications include familiarity with the literature on active and experiential learning; as well as experience with large datasets, quasi-experimental design, and a faculty development or teaching center.
- Visit the University of Michigan Job Site (http://umjobs.org).
- Search the system with the keyword “CRLT” (the position # is 102214).
- Upload a CV and cover letter as a single document (applicants may upload only one document).
- Apply no later than November 14, 2014 (but we will do initial interviews on a rolling basis, so earlier is preferred).
Applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs are Now Open
The National Academies is accepting applications for the 2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://nationalacademies.org/ford
- U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
- Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities
Stipends and Allowances:
- Predoctoral -- $24,000 per year for three years
- Dissertation -- $25,000 for one year
- Postdoctoral -- $45,000 for one year
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.
Approximately 60 predoctoral, 30 dissertation, and 18 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.
Application Deadline Dates:
- Predoctoral: November 19, 2014
- Dissertation: November 14, 2014
- Postdoctoral: November 14, 2014
For Further information please contact:
Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001