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Call for Nominations: Inaugural Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching

Wednesday, May 17, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Nuoffer
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We are pleased to open the call for nominations for the inaugural Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching. This annual prize recognizes a philosophy teacher who has had an outstanding impact on the student learning of philosophy in undergraduate and/or pre-college settings. The winner will be awarded $1,000 and a plaque. Eligibility is open to any APA member.

The prize is sponsored by the American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), and the Teaching Philosophy Association (TPA).

Nomination letters should be no more than 2,000 words and should address the selection criteria detailed below. Only APA members may submit nominations; self-nominations are welcome.

Criteria to Include in the Nomination Letter

  • Excellence in undergraduate and/or pre-college philosophy teaching, established, in part, by the nominee's attention to student learning
  • Creative and effective use of high quality pedagogies
  • Broader impact on the quality of philosophy education through service and/or research

The nomination deadline is August 1, 2017; to submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.

After reviewing the nomination letters, the APA committee on the teaching of philosophy will invite selected finalists to submit detailed information.

We look forward to receiving your nominations for the inaugural Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching!


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