Penn State Intercom......October 4, 2001

Graduate School plans
honors with 3 awards

Nominations are being sought for three University Graduate School awards.

The Graduate Faculty Teaching Award and the Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award were created to acknowledge exceptional instruction at the graduate level. Recipients will receive $500 at the award ceremonies in the spring.

Nominations also are being sought for the Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

Nomination deadline for all three awards is Nov. 1.

The Graduate Faculty Teaching Award is open to all faculty members who have been tenured members of the graduate faculty for a minimum of seven years, who have demonstrated excellence in the supervision of graduate students with their thesis work and who have not yet received the University's highest accolade for teaching and scholarship (an Evan Pugh professorship, a distinguished professorship or the Eisenhower or Lindback awards). Graduate students, faculty or staff may submit nominations to the nominee's graduate program professor-in-charge. Each graduate program is limited to one nomination.

The Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award is open to graduate students who have served as graduate assistants for at least two semesters within the last two years -- from fall 1999 to fall 2001. Degree candidates carrying the title of instructor are not eligible for the award. Nominations may be submitted to the nominee's graduate officer or department head. Typically, 10 awards are made.

The Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award was established in 1991 in honor of Howard B. Palmer, who served as senior associate dean of the Graduate School from 1985 to 1991. The award, which consists of $1,000 and a certificate, will be presented to a full-time member of the faculty who has demonstrated "effective mentoring through guiding and nurturing the collegial and professional development of junior faculty."

For information, call (814) 865-2514 or e-mail gradgrants@psu.edu. Information is available on the Graduate School's Web site at http://www.gradsch.psu.edu/fellow/hbpalmer.html.

Information about the teaching awards is available on the Graduate School's Web site at http://www.gradsch.psu.edu/fellow/honorary.html.

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