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Due: Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies

April 7 @ 12:00 am

The Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) Award honors a faculty member who is serving as a DGS for their exceptional leadership and commitment to their graduate program and graduate students.  Awardees demonstrate innovative practices in graduate education, strong support and advocacy of graduate students, and significant advancements or positive contributions to their graduate program.

How to submit a nomination:

Required: Submit a letter of nomination (no more than 3 pages in length) from the Department Chair explaining why the DGS should receive the award. The Chair’s nomination letter can include quotes from students, faculty colleagues, and/or staff. Upload to InfoReady as a PDF.

Optional: Only the Chair’s letter of nomination is required, however you may additionally submit up to 2 supporting documents, e.g., letters from students, colleagues, and/or staff. Please combine all optional materials into a single PDF. Optional materials will uploaded to InfoReady as a single PDF. The optional supporting materials are not needed to make a competitive nomination.

Submission: Nomination must be submitted via InfoReady (select Outstanding DGS Award) by 11:59pm on April 7, 2024.

The winner will be recognized at the annual Graduate School Awards Celebration on April 24, 2024. We thank you in advance for taking the time to submit a nomination!