The Dartmouth Graduate Studies Teaching Award (known as the Filene Teaching Award until 2012) is awarded annually to those graduate teaching assistants who best exemplify the qualities of a college educator. The individual should combine personal qualities of dedication and commitment to teaching, with innovation, creativity, preparedness, and efficiency in the classroom. The award is designed to reward students for their activities as teaching assistants in undergraduate courses at Dartmouth College or on Dartmouth College Foreign Study Programs. Instruction activities may take place in laboratories, discussion groups, or other similar forums. Each recipient is selected by the Graduate Studies Office in conjunction with faculty reviewers. Each program or department can nominate one student each year, and Chemistry's nominees and winners are listed below.
This teaching award, originally made possible by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation, is supported by the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Filene Foundation has contributed generously to Dartmouth College to support programs in Human Relations. The Filene Foundation established the Lincoln Filene Professorship originally held by Professor George Wolford in Psychological and Brain Sciences department. Professor Wolford was instrumental in making possible this teaching award for graduate students.
Last Updated: 6/26/12