Graduate Student Awards

Teaching and Research

Please give a detailed recommendation for a graduate teaching or research assistant whom you wish to nominate to be honored by the College of Science and Technology.

Graduate Award for Outstanding Teaching

Criteria for Distinguished Teaching

Although diverse talents and classroom styles go into good teaching, distinguished teachers in any field are those who consistently and exceptionally do the following:

  • Demonstrate a command of the subject or the experimental apparatus
  • Prepare their presentations and assignments carefully
  • Are clear and rigorous in their presentations
  • Make their expectations and basis for grading clear
  • Challenge students intellectually
  • Provide prompt and full feedback to students on their progress
  • Encourage, motivate and inspire students to do their best work

Supporting Dossier Content

Individual nominees are free to arrange their dossiers in the way that best makes the case for their teaching. Dossier should include items such as the following:

  • The nominee's curriculum vitae
  • Sample course materials
  • Reports on classroom visits by other faculty
  • Supporting statements from at least two faculty members
  • Letters of support from current students

Nomination

Download TA Nomination Form
Submit nominations by November 1, 2016
Dossiers are due no later than March 1, 2017

Please submit documents to:

Eileen Weinberg
Graduate Services
340 Carnell Hall
215-204-2150
Fax: 215-204-1255
eileen.weinberg@temple.edu

 

Graduate Award for Outstanding Research

While the methods and materials used for research vary with the field of investigation, distinguished research in any field is characterized by:

  • The significance of the problem that is addressed
  • The novelty of the approach used
  • The rigor of the research

In evaluating a piece of research by any of these criteria, a scientist who works in an area close to the field of investigation may disagree with one whose area of research is far removed from the area. In the case of truly distinguished research, however, it is should be possible to convince any reasonable scientist that all three criteria are satisfied.

Supporting Dossier Content

Individual nominees are free to arrange their dossiers in the way that best makes the case for their research. Dossier should include items such as the following:

  • The nominee's curriculum vitae
  • The nominee's description of the research
  • Any abstracts of presentations or publications stemming from research
  • Supporting statements from at least two faculty members
  • A separate biographical paragraph, written by an advisor or faculty member, which describes the nominee's achievements to be published in the College's Awards Ceremony program

Nomination

Download RA Nomination Form
Submit nominations by November 1, 2015
Dossiers are due no later than March 1, 2016

Please submit documents to:

Eileen Weinberg
Graduate Services
340 Carnell Hall
215-204-2150
Fax: 215-204-1255
eileen.weinberg@temple.edu