Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Awards
Nominations will be accepted from USC Columbia students, faculty, department chairs,
and deans. Eligible full time tenured or tenure track faculty members who have taught
at USC at least five years may be nominated or may self nominate.
A nomination form (PDF)
and a brief memo or letter stating the reasons the individual is being nominated
for the award should be submitted to the Office of the Provost by December 18, 2013.
Nominees will then be contacted by the Office of the Provost and asked to submit
the materials below.
Required Materials for Nominee's file: (10 page limit)
- A three-page vita which includes tenure status and faculty rank
- A three-page narrative which summarizes the candidate's philosophy of teaching, involvement in graduate teaching, advising, and mentoring of graduate students
- A two page summary from chair summarizing teaching, research, advisement, mentoring activities, awards. Suggestions for two-page summary:
- A summary of numerical teaching evaluations with class size (number) included and comparison of scores with department and college means
- Advisement and career counseling such as development of advisement materials; examples of assistance to students in job placement
- Supervision of graduate thesis, portfolios, and dissertations; nature and quality of the student performance; nature and quality of the outcomes of the products, to include examples of papers published with students
- Mentoring of graduate students, excerpts from letters from those whom the candidate has helped (e.g. students, employers, faculty at other institutions, or others); descriptions of support offered
- Instructional material developed regarding graduate teaching
- Delivery of instruction such as syllabi; course requirements and assessment approaches
- Evaluation of student learning such as student generated products; examples of completed assignments
- Awards or other recognition for graduate teaching
- An example of a graduate syllabus (This is an addendum to the 10 page limit.)
Nominee's files are due to the Office of the Provost by February 3, 2014.
The selection committee will make a
recommendation to the Provost, who will select the winner. The winner will be
announced at the Spring Faculty Awards Ceremony.
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Information about the Award
1. The award will be presented annually from among the
University of South Carolina's Columbia Campus faculty who teach
2. The award will be in the amount of $2,500.
3. The award will be made at the Spring General Faculty
1. Nominees must be full-time tenured or tenured track
faculty who teach graduate courses.
2. Previous Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Award
recipients are not eligible for the award. Recipients of other
teaching awards at the University of South Carolina are eligible
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