EGO Composition Teaching Award

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) encourages all graduate students teaching composition during this academic year to submit a teaching portfolio in application for this year’s EGO Composition Teaching Award.

About the Award

The EGO Composition Teaching Award is a monetary prize (totaling $1000) distributed between two outstanding English GTAs.

Any GTA from any of the English programs is welcome to apply, but applicants must be teaching a composition course.

The first place winner will receive $750, and the runner-up will receive $250.

A panel of English faculty and EGO representatives (who cannot apply for the award) will evaluate the portfolios (without knowing whom each packet belongs to) and perform the necessary observations. Applicants will be scored based on how well their theoretical and practical approaches to teaching composition align with the First-Year Writing program’s goals and objectives.

Portfolios can be submitted anytime before close of day March 31. Contact EGO officers if you have questions or need to schedule an observation.

Application Process

An application for this award consists of five parts: a cover sheet, your teaching philosophy, a syllabus, one unit of materials, and two teaching observations. Details about these required items can be found on our EGO Composition Teaching Award Application page. Except for the cover sheet, none of the application materials may include your name — it must be deleted or blacked out.

ALL application materials must come from the same semester.

The deadline for applications is March 31. Submit the completed application to the EGO mailbox in Morgan 103.