Call for Nominations for the "2016 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty"

2016 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty
The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its fourth annual “CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty.” The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. Tenured faculty members are not eligible. Nominees in a tenure-track position are preferred, but visiting or adjunct professors and instructors are eligible. Nominees must have the PhD, and they must be currently teaching at a CLASP member institution. Nominations should come from senior faculty members or administrators. The nominator should provide clear and convincing evidence of the following in a letter of no more than 600 words:

1. Outstanding teaching effectiveness, including pedagogical style and student success stories.
2. Contributions to the Latin American Studies program and/or the department.
3. Involvement in the larger community, including professional associations and participation in service activities.
4. Incorporation of own academic research and field experiences into the classroom.

The nominees will be asked to provide a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a current CV. The CLASP Teaching Committee will evaluate the nominations and will recommend three finalists to the CLASP Executive Committee. The finalists will then be asked to provide the names and contact information of two current or former students, and these students will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness in a short recommendation letter. Nominations will be accepted through April 1st, 2016.

Simply email the nomination letter to: vgawrons@bsc.edu

The winner will be announced at the CLASP Business Meeting at the Latin American Studies Association 2016 International Congress, and an engraved trophy and a check for $500 will be awarded.