Announcements

  • 2018 Grisham Master Teacher Award and the 2018 Alumni Association Awards

    This is a general call for applications for the 2018 Grisham Master Teacher Award and the 2018 Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Awards. Interested faculty must submit an electronic application in PDF form to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President (e-mail: grishamaward@provost.msstate.edu) by October 17, 2017. All current full-time Faculty members at Mississippi State University with the required years of service, regardless of rank, are eligible to apply for these awards. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • You must be teaching at least one course during either Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 to allow for in-class observation, which is required to be eligible for any award.
    • To be eligible for the Grisham Master Teacher Award, applicants must have at least 7 years of experience at MSU teaching primarily undergraduates.
    • To be eligible for the Alumni Association Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, applicants must have 3 to 6 years of experience at MSU teaching primarily undergraduates.
    • To be eligible for the Alumni Association Graduate and First Professional Teaching Excellence Award, applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of experience at MSU teaching primarily graduate students.

    Applicants will be evaluated on criteria such as the engagement of students in learning, assessment of teaching and learning, clarity and organization of teaching, variety of teaching methods, enthusiasm, scholarship of teaching, and neatness of the application. Finalists will be observed in actual classes during the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester. An application cover sheet and instructions may be found at provost.msstate.edu under the announcements section.

    After careful review, the UIIC will select and announce the winners before the end of the Spring 2018 semester. Strongest consideration will be given to those applicants who carefully follow the application packet requirements and succeed in clearly documenting and demonstrating their mastery of outstanding teaching. Application packets of prior Grisham Master Teacher winners are displayed in the Special Collections section in the Mitchell Memorial Library and may be reviewed by potential award nominees and/or nominators.


    Attached file › 2017-2018 Teaching Awards cover page 2 FILLABLE.pdf
  • 2017 Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising Awards
    Nominations for the 2017 Irvin Atly Jefcoat Excellence in Advising awards are being accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Guidelines for the award can be found in the attached documents.

    Attached file › 2017 Jefcoat Guidelines and Nomination Form 1-31-17.pdf