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Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Recognizes graduate students who exhibit exemplary teaching performance in the classroom.

Specific eligibility: Graduate students enrolled in a master’s or Ph.D. program in any discipline within the College of Arts and Sciences who is on track to complete their degree during 2022 (spring, summer, or fall).

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (limit of two pages) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments and meritorious teaching. Focus on the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, and/or on students. Include any recognition of note.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding pedagogical innovation, scholarship, or accomplishments in teaching. Course evaluations are required: limit the report to score summaries and selected comments and a maximum of three pages.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a mentor or student is required.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.

Other Graduate Student Awards

Submission Deadline

Nominations for 2022 awards are now closed.

Previous recipients

Review CAS award recipients from years past.

Save the Date

Gallery of Excellence

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Terrell Library Atrium
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

CAS Appreciation and Recognition Social

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Courtyard by Marriott, Pullman
4:30–6:00 p.m.


Contact the Office of the Dean at or 509-335-4581.