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Faculty Nominations Sought for Gladstone Award

February 14, 2017

The following announcement regarding the Gladstone Award Honoring Excellence in Teaching was emailed by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Andi Lloyd on February 14.

Gladstone Award Honoring Excellence in Teaching 

The Gladstone Award Honoring Excellence in Teaching was established in 2012 by Christopher D. Gladstone (P’13) and Elise J. Rabekoff (P’13) to recognize faculty who have exhibited exceptional teaching and mentoring within and beyond the classroom. The award will provide support for faculty to undertake a project that will enhance their teaching within the classroom or support collaborative faculty/student work outside the classroom. The award will take the form of a grant in the amount of $10,000, to be expended within eighteen months of the date of the award. 

Last year's Gladstone Award winner was James Fitzsimmons, whose project involved bringing archeology students to Belize to participate in the first archaeological excavations at Cuello, a Mayan site dating to the Classic Period.

The Gladstone Award will be granted annually to support one faculty-generated project. Team proposals are permitted.The award will be determined by a committee headed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will be based on the record of past teaching excellence, including excellence in mentoring outside the classroom, and on the strength of the proposed project that will be supported by the award.  All faculty are eligible to apply for the Gladstone award.  The award recipient will be announced by May 15, 2017. 

The award winner(s) will still be eligible for support from FPDF. 

To apply:  

To nominate another faculty member, submit a letter of nomination to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (ovpaa@middlebury.edu) by April 4, 2017. In the letter, explain how the nominee meets the criteria of the award- particularly evidence of teaching excellence or excellence in mentoring outside the classroom. Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit a proposal describing how the funds would be used by April 18, 2017.

To nominate yourself, by April 18, 2017, submit a cover letter to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (ovpaa@middlebury.edu) providing an overview of your past teaching/mentoring work.  Along with the letter, include a current CV, and a proposal describing how the funds would be used. Proposals may be up to five pages in length, and should include: 

  • Description of the project that will be undertaken using the Gladstone award funds 
  • Detailed budget indicating how the funds will be spent—categories of expense may include travel, supplies, or salary for student research assistants
  • Statement of how the proposed work will enhance teaching or support collaborative faculty/student work

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about this opportunity. 

Best,

Andi

 

Andi Lloyd
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty 
Philip Battell Stewart and Sarah Frances Cowles Stewart Professor of Biology