Each academic year, faculty nominate exemplary student projects for an introductory seminars excellence award. All winners are invited to an annual spring awards ceremony that celebrates the diverse and innovative learning experiences across all introductory seminar courses.
- Nominated student projects must have been produced in an Introductory Seminar during Spring Quarter of the prior academic year or during Autumn and Winter Quarters of the current academic year.
- Nominated students must have been freshman or sophomores at the time of the Introductory Seminar.
- Projects may be individual or by small groups.
- Faculty may only nominate one student project per IntroSem course.
To nominate a student project, faculty submit the following information through the nomination form:
- IntroSem Faculty Name(s)
- Faculty Email(s)
- IntroSem Course Title, Catalog Number, and Academic Term
- Nominated Student Name(s)
- Nominated Student Email(s)
- Title of Nominated Project
- Nomination Letter: In your nomination letter (approx. 300 words and as separate attachment), please explain why this student or group deserves this award. What constitutes "excellence" in terms of your seminar and discipline and why is this project exemplary? How did the student(s) show a commitment to the process of the project's development, such as making revisions or adjustments based on feedback or demonstrating significant growth and learning? To what extent did the student(s) take advantage of your mentoring and guidance throughout the project process?
- Nominated Project (Attachment or URL)
- Course Syllabus & Assignment
Excellence Awards Ceremony
For more information about the IntroSems Excellence Awards, contact Lauri Dietz (firstname.lastname@example.org | 650.497.0964)
Previous Excellence Award Winners
Browse projects that have won an Introductory Seminars Excellence Award: