Student Awards


Doctoral Student Researchers of the Year

Each college on campus selects and recognizes graduate researchers from their respective colleges. These researchers’ names are then forwarded to the Office of Research, where they are considered for the University Graduate Student Researcher of the Year Award at the annual Robins Awards held in the spring.

See Doctoral Award Information


Graduate Student Teacher of the Year

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies seeks nominations from colleges for outstanding graduate students to be considered for University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year. Submissions can only be made by the college deans’ offices.

All college Graduate Student Teacher of the Year nominations will be part of the selection pool, from which one will be chosen as the University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year.

Nomination Procedures

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies seeks nominations from all colleges for outstanding graduate students to be considered for University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year. Submissions can only be made by the college dean’s office. All college Graduate Student Teacher of the Year nominations are added to the selection pool, from which one will be chosen as the University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year.

Criteria

  • The student must be selected and endorsed by his or her college dean. (Submission process for colleges only.)
Submission Materials
  • Curriculum vitae in standard format
  • A letter of nomination from the nominee’s dean, department head, or major professor
  • Up to 3 letters of support from students in the course(s) taught (writers should address specific examples of teaching work and effectiveness)
  • A 2-page statement by the candidate (detailing and discussion of teaching experiences and student feedback, with an emphasis on USU involvement)
  • A 1-page summary of teaching evaluations, if available.
  • 200-word bio of the nominee
  • Current photograph (professional-type headshot preferred)
Process
  • Colleges should seek broad input to identify college nominees.
  • Colleges will utilize a college-specific process of selection.
  • College deans will make the final decision in selecting the college Graduate Student Teacher of the Year.
  • The college deans’ offices will fill out the online form to submit their selectees for consideration.
  • The Office of Research and Graduate Studies, in consultation with USUSA, will select the University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year from the nominees submitted online.
  • Deadline for online submission to the Office of Research is JANUARY 31
Recognition
  • The University Graduate Student Teacher of the Year will receive a $300 monetary award.
  • Nominees will be invited to hear the recipient announced at USU’s Robins Awards Ceremony.
  • College nominees will be recognized at the Student Research Awards Ceremony during USU’s Research Week.

 


Master's Student Researchers of the Year

Each college on campus selects and recognizes Master’s student researchers from their respective colleges. These researchers’ names are then forwarded to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, where they are considered for the University Master’s Student Researcher of the Year Award at the annual Robins Awards held in the spring.

See Master's Award Information