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Graduate Student Teaching Recognition Ceremony

The CTE has hosted the Graduate Student Teaching Recognition Ceremony at the close of the spring semester since 2016. This relatively new event in the Boston College calendar seeks to highlight and honor the important work that graduate student teachers perform in advancing the practice of teaching at Boston College. The ceremony combines the well-established Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards for Graduate Student Teachers with the recognition of graduates from CTE’s Apprenticeship in College Teaching (ACT) program. Awardees of both the White Awards and the ACT are presented with their certificates by the Vice Provost for Faculties before an audience of family, friends, and faculty mentors followed by a reception.

About The Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards

The Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards program was established to underscore and reinforce the pursuit of teaching excellence in graduate Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants at Boston College. They are named in honor of former Dean of the Morrissey Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Donald J. White, who served from 1971 to 1994, and displayed a deep commitment both to graduate students and to teaching excellence across the School.

About The Apprenticeship in College Teaching Program

The ACT program prepares students for professional careers in the Academy by combining a series of teaching seminars with independent work conducting class observations and developing teaching materials. ACT seminars bring graduate students together across disciplines to engage important pedagogical questions, and classroom observations allow for discipline-specific discussion with faculty mentors in the student’s department. For further information about the program please visit the ACT web page.

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