Presented annually to graduate students in the arts and sciences in recognition of their contributions to undergraduate teaching. In general, the Dean's Award seeks to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous, exceptionally coherent, and that has considerable impact upon students. Recipients of the Dean's Award are expected to embody unusually high standards of integrity, fairness and commitment to learning.
Up to ten awards will be given. Awards may be for either teaching assistants for labs and recitations or for graduate students teaching their own courses. Candidates nominated must have taught in at least three semesters in the School of Arts Sciences, and the department must support the nomination. Candidates must have assigned course load in at least two of these semesters. Each department or graduate group may nominate up to four students for this award. When more than one nomination is submitted by a department, though, the candidates must be rank-ordered. Graduate students should be proposed without their knowledge, if at all possible.