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Genelle Morain Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Named in memory of former faculty member Genelle Morain, this award is presented to language and literacy education doctoral students with a distinguished record of departmental teaching.

The committee may divide the $500 minimum cash prize among several winners or not make an award if the candidate pool is not competitive.

At a Glance

  • Deadline: March 15
  • Sponsor: Department of Language and Literacy Education
  • Audience: Graduate Students, Teachers
  • Financial Aid Type: Scholarship
  • Semesters: Spring
  • Contact:


This award is open to any full-time LLE doctoral student who:

  1. Has been nominated by one of the focus areas for nominee’s distinguished record of teaching within the department
  2. Has had significant teaching responsibilities for at least two terms in the last 18 months, not counting the semester of nomination
  3. Has not been a previous awardee

How to Apply

The nomination package includes the following:

  1. Vitae that includes all teaching activities, name and number of courses taught, number of sections taught, and number of students per section
  2. Course Evaluations:
    1. The average of 9 questions for each course taught, and
    2. The overall average of all course evaluations
  3. A short list of representative course evaluation comments
  4. Information about student teaching supervision, if applicable
  5. Other evidence of outstanding teaching
  6. Letter of support from a faculty member

The nomination package—one per focus area—should be submitted to the graduate coordinator by March 15. Packages submitted after March 15 will not be considered.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Number of individual courses and sections taught
  2. Quality of teaching
  3. Innovative approaches
  4. Teaching publications
  5. Contributions to teaching beyond the classroom
  6. Leadership in teaching
  7. Awards and distinctions for teaching
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