Applications are invited for the award for Innovation in Graduate Education. The purpose of this award is to encourage programs and departments to pursue innovation in graduate education, graduate student mentorship and supervision and graduate student development in order to match Western’s commitment to the highest standards and quality of graduate education. The award is jointly sponsored by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Teaching Support Centre, as part of the 360º Graduate Student Development Initiative.
With an increasing number of graduate students attending Western, many departments are looking for innovative ways to engage their graduate students, to create a culture of mentorship, promote research excellence and provide graduate students with opportunities to develop as independent scholars. The Award for Innovation in Graduate Education seeks to support these new initiatives.
One award, up to $5000, will be awarded this year. Recipients may use the funds awarded to develop innovation projects for curriculum re-design or program development, development of online resources, creation of new mentoring, orientation or career development programs for graduate students, or other initiatives that enhance the quality of training, supervision and mentorship that graduate students receive at Western.
Applications are due April 1st, 2011. Before submitting a proposal, applicants are strongly encouraged to set up a consultation/review with the Teaching Support Centre. Please contact Dr. Debra Dawson, Director, at 519-661-2111, ext. 84621 or at firstname.lastname@example.org