The UMass Lowell Award for Graduate Teaching is designed to honor contributions faculty make to graduate-level instruction. Our university recognizes the distinctive qualities that guide excellence when working with master's and doctoral students. Graduate education involves teaching the next generation of researchers, practitioners, and professionals to reach advanced levels of skill, knowledge, understanding, appreciation, and expression. Exemplary faculty performance in graduate education varies from program to program including, but not limited to, practical, theoretical, and professional fields that exist across our campus.
To recognize teaching excellence at the graduate level, the Faculty Awards Committee seeks nominations and applications from faculty who have made demonstrable contributions to graduate students and programs. Applicants from all campus units are encouraged to apply and provide quantitative and qualitative evidence of the impact made in such areas as classroom instruction, and program development, including, but not limited to, innovative pedagogy incorporating creative activity and research-based scholarship.
Any full-time faculty member can nominate a colleague for this award. Faculty may not self-nominate. Nominators are asked to send an email to: FacultyHonors@uml.edu, which includes the name of the award in the subject line. Also attach a 200-word-or-less letter of nomination outlining why the individual faculty member is deserving of the award. Nominations should include concrete examples and outcomes of the nominee’s contributions to graduate-level education at UMass Lowell.
The Faculty Honors Committee will meet by March 28, 2019, to review the nominations and make a recommendation to the Provost or designee.
The winner of this award will be announced by April 1, 2019, and invited to an awards ceremony in mid-April, where he or she will be asked to present a 2-minute lightning talk on graduate teaching methods. The winner also will receive a $1,000 award.
For questions, please email: FacultyHonors@uml.edu.