GSC and MAGS Awards for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
Established by the Awards and Recognition Committee of the Graduate Student Council (GSC), the GSC Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence recognizes graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) who have excelled in classroom teaching and serve to promote awareness of the important contributions graduate students make to the scholarship of the university.One master's student and one doctoral student is selected for this award each year. Each award recipient receives a $500 scholarship, and his or her name and department are engraved on a perpetual plaque to be displayed in the student’s department until the next award is given.
The recipients of the GSC teaching award serve as Kansas State University's nominees for the annual Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award. These nominees compete for a $750 honorarium that is presented at the annual MAGS meeting in April. One master’s student and one doctoral student are selected for the MAGS award.
To be considered for the GSC and MAGS teaching awards, a graduate student must be on a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) appointment and must be enrolled as a graduate student at K-State during the 2019 calendar year.
Below are nomination materials and instructions based on last year's requirements and deadlines for the MAGS awards. Requirements for this year's MAGS award have not yet been posted. We do not anticipate major changes from last year, but the final nominees for the MAGS award may be requested to make changes to their nomination materials if there are changes in the requirements and guidelines for this year's MAGS award.
Nomination deadlines for 2019-2020 academic year
|4 Oct||Nominations must be submitted by Department Heads/Chairs to respective College Deans' offices. Each department may nominate one master's student and one doctoral student. View a list of points of contact for each college.|
College Deans/Associate Deans must submit nominations to the Graduate School, 113-119 Eisenhower Hall, Attn. Megan Miller, or materials may be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.With the exception of the College of Arts and Sciences, each College may select one master's student nominee and one doctoral student nominee. The College of Arts and Sciences may nominate three master's students and three doctoral students.
Award recipients will be selected by the awards selection committee, which will be composed of at least three graduate faculty members and at least two graduate students.
KSU nominations for the MAGS award must be submitted by the Dean of the Graduate School to the MAGS Award Selection Committee.
Previous GSC Teaching Award recipients
*MAGS award recipient
Nick Barts, PhD, Biology
Susanna Millsap, MA, English
Sarah Kuborn, PhD, Human Ecology
*Catherine Williams, MA, English
*Amanda Martens, PhD, Psychological Sciences
Allyson Koziol, MA, English
Chelsea Schnabelrauch Arndt, PhD, Psychological Sciences
*Katrina Hanna, MA, Communication Studies
Whitney Jeter, PhD, Psychological Sciences
Pablo Guiermo Coll, MS, Physics
*Jaimee Hartenstein, PhD Human Ecology
Kyleen Kelly, MA, Geography
*Tammy Sonnentag, PhD, Psychological Sciences
*Jared Pfeiffer, MFA, Art
Santosh Ghimire, PhD, MathematicsRobert Sparrow, MS, Hospitality Management & Dietetics
Acknowledgments: Funding for the GSC Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence has been provided by the offices of the President and Provost.
Questions about the nomination process for this award may be directed to Megan Miller, email@example.com, 532-6191.