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Michael J. Mungo Graduate Teaching Awards Nomination Process

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)

  1. A three-page vita which includes tenure status and faculty rank
  2. A three-page narrative which summarizes the candidate's philosophy of teaching, involvement in graduate teaching, advising, and mentoring of graduate students
  3. A two page summary from chair summarizing teaching, research, advisement, mentoring activities, awards. Suggestions for two-page summary:
    1. A summary of numerical teaching evaluations with class size (number) included and comparison of scores with department and college means
    2. Advisement and career counseling such as development of advisement materials; examples of assistance to students in job placement
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Instructional material developed regarding graduate teaching
    6. Delivery of instruction such as syllabi; course requirements and assessment approaches
    7. Evaluation of student learning such as student generated products; examples of completed assignments
    8. Awards or other recognition for graduate teaching
  4. An example of a graduate syllabus (This is an addendum to the 10 page limit.)

Submission Deadline:

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

THE AWARD

1. The award will be presented annually from among the University of South Carolina's Columbia Campus faculty who teach graduate courses.

2. The award will be in the amount of $2,500.

3. The award will be made at the Spring General Faculty Meeting.

ELIGIBILITY

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 for nomination.

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Award Recipients

2012-2013

James Stallworth           

Pediatrics
2011-2012
Milind Purohit Physics & Astronomy
2010-2011
Mark M. Smith History
2009-2010
Michael Filaseta Mathematics
2008-2009
Katherine Chaddock Educational Leadership and Policies
2007-2008
Ralf Gothe Physics and Astronomy
2006-2007
Edsel Pena Statistics
2005-2006
Manoj Malhotra Business
2004-2005
Lawrence Glickman History
2003-2004
Michael Amiridis Chemical Engineering
Chaden Djalali Physics and Astronomy
Victor Giurgiutiu Mechanical Engineering
2002-2003
Christina Friend English
Ted Moore Business
Dan Reger Chemistry/Biochemistry
2001-2002
Ann Kingsolver Anthropology
Carolyn Matalene English
William J. (Joe) Padgett Statistics

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