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The Office of Graduate Studies annually accepts nominations for the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Teaching Assistant Award and the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Awards on December 1.
Winners of the Donald K. Anderson awards will be recognized at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Awards Banquet held the following April.

The awards will consist of an honorarium ($500 or $1,000, depending on the number of awardees) and a keepsake recognizing the honor. The names of award recipients will be displayed on a permanent plaque in the Office of Graduate Studies.

Send nominations via email to .

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Nomination Requirements

Eligibility

MU graduate teaching assistants with at least .25 FTE appointments during the calendar year (fall and/or spring semester and/or summer semester) are eligible for this award.

Winners will receive an honorarium of $500 or $1,000, depending on the number of awardees.

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of demonstrated excellence and lasting impact in the following areas:

  • Successful classroom performance
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • Satisfactory progress toward a degree
  • Mentoring to peers and/or undergraduates

Winners will be selected by the Academic Affairs Committee of the Graduate Faculty Senate.

Timeline

Call Out: December 1

Nominations Due: February 15 (if February 15 falls on a weekend, the due date will be the following Monday)

Minimum Requirements for Nominations

Nomination packets must be submitted in electronic form using .pdf format. (Letters the departments receive must be scanned into the packet in the .pdf format.)

Scan the documents into one .pdf file in the order listed below. Save the file with the nominated student’s name. Students may not self-nominate; departments are asked to nominate a single student for the award.

Required Documents:

  1. Completed nomination form
  2. Letter from Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair/Director
  3. Three to six additional letters of evaluation from:
    1. Faculty
    2. Graduate student colleagues and/or undergraduate students
      Note: At least one letter must be from an undergraduate student.
  4. Candidate’s resume or curriculum vitae

NO ADDITIONAL MATERIALS MAY BE SUBMITTED!

Graduate Research Assistant Award

Nomination Requirements

Eligibility

MU graduate research assistants with at least .25 FTE appointments during the calendar year (fall and/or spring semester and/or summer semester) are eligible for this award.

Students will receive a $500 or $1,000 honorarium, depending on the number of awardees.

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of demonstrated excellence and lasting impact in the following areas:

  • Outstanding contributions to scholarship
  • Future promise as a scholar
  • Originality and imagination
  • Satisfactory progress toward a degree
  • Research mentoring to peers and/or undergraduates

Deadline

Call Out: December 1

Nominations Due: February 15 (if February 15 falls on a weekend, the due date will be the following Monday)

Minimum Requirements for Nominations

Nomination packets must be submitted in electronic form using .pdf, format. (Letters that the departments receive must be scanned into the packet in the .pdf format.)

Scan the documents into one .pdf file in the order listed below. Save the file with the nominated student’s name. Students may not self-nominate; departments are asked to select a single nominee for this award.

Required Documents:

  1. Completed nomination form
  2. Letter from Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair/Director
  3. Three to six additional letters of evaluation from (must have at least one of each of the following):
    1.  Faculty
    2.  Graduate student colleagues and/or undergraduate students
  4. Candidate’s resume or curriculum vitae

NO ADDITIONAL MATERIALS MAY BE SUBMITTED!