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 2023 (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.

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The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Previous recipients

Review faculty and staff award recipients from years past.

Save the Date

Arts & Sciences Recognition Social
Thursday, April 18, 2024
4:00–6:00 p.m.
CUB Senior Ballroom


Contact the Office of the Dean at cas.awards@wsu.edu or 509-335-4581.