2017 Alumni & Teaching Awards & Networking Reception

On Friday, February 24, 2017, the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration community – current students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends – will gather to honor a few of the alumni and faculty who consistently live out the school’s mission of actively and reflectively engaging their communities in pursuit of the public interest.
 
The winners will be recognized during the school's annual Alumni & Teaching Awards & Networking Reception from 6-8pm in the City View Room at 1957 E Street NW on campus.
 
 
About the Outstanding Alumni Awards
  • Recent Alumni Achievement Award – This award honors graduates (within the past 10 years) who are at the early stages of their career and have already distinguished themselves while demonstrating promise of even greater achievements.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award – This award honors graduates (more than 10 years post graduation) who have made a lasting influence on society though outstanding professional, voluntary or philanthropic accomplishments.
The purpose of both awards is to recognize outstanding alumni for their individual achievements in the areas of public policy and public administration, and their leadership in serving the public interest and enhancing the quality of democratic governance. Candidates must have an MPA, MPP or PhD degree (or their predecessor degrees) from the George Washington University.
 
Accomplishments in the following areas will be considered:
  • Professional Attainment and Achievement – Candidates should have attained prominence in their career or profession. Work should have a demonstrated and wide-ranging influence.
  • Public Service/Outstanding Service to Field or Profession – Candidates should have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, teaching, and service in the fields of public policy and/or public administration or active and reflective engagement in local, national, and global governance.
 
Nominate someone today and save the date to join the awards and networking reception on February 24, 2017.

About the Outstanding Teaching Awards

Nominate your best professors for the Trachtenberg School's Outstanding Teaching Awards. Nominations are accepted now through Friday, January 19, 2017, via email to tspppa@gwu.edu.
 
Award Criteria for Full- and Part-Time Faculty
Any full-time or part-time faculty member of the Trachtenberg School may be nominated for an Outstanding Teaching Award by degree-program students or alumni. The nominee must have taught at GW for at least two academic years. Recognition for teaching will be based upon demonstrated excellence in at least three of the following criteria:
  • Use of pedagogically sound teaching practice.
  • Setting of high academic standards and expectations for student achievement as evidenced by the assignment of challenging, relevant homework and rigorous examinations.
  • Use of teaching techniques, tools, or resources worthy of attention by other faculty.
  • A high level of involvement and intellectual excitement by students as measured by student testimony and feedback.
  • Strong commitment to student learning as evidenced by adapting instruction to student strengths, needs, and differences, and by regular availability to students outside the classroom (e.g., office hours and email, telephone, and Skype-like connections) or by frequent, organized online discussion.
  • Use of assessment evidence to guide instructional improvement.
  • Engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning, or other activities that help colleagues improve their own teaching.
 
Award Criteria for Teaching Assistants
  • A high level of involvement and intellectual excitement by students as measured by student testimony and feedback.
  • Strong commitment to student learning as evidenced by adapting instruction to student strengths, needs, and differences, and by regular availability to students outside the classroom (e.g., office hours and email, telephone, and Skype-like connections) or by frequent, organized online discussion.