Call for Nominations for 2015 Graduate Teaching Awards

December 12, 2014

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:

Each year the University honors three graduate student instructors with Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching. In addition to honoring individual excellence, the awards are designed to recognize the important contribution graduate students make to our educational offerings. They are presented at the convocation of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and carry a prize of $8,000.

I write today to invite you to submit nominations for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students.

You may nominate any student who is currently enrolled in a graduate program of the University. Nominees may include graduate students who have taught in the past, but currently do not have any instructional responsibilities.

You may submit your nominations online at The deadline for nominations this year is February 13th, 2015.

The selection committee will select a group of semi-finalists from the nominations received and ask their departments or schools to assemble a full dossier of supporting materials on their teaching performance. Following a review of those materials, the committee will forward the names of the nominees for the awards to the President for his approval.

I thank you in advance for your nominations and your help in honoring those graduate students who are making outstanding contributions to the teaching mission of the University.

John Coatsworth