Is there an undergraduate anthropology professor that
inspired your success? Honor your favorite anthropology teacher by nominating
them for the AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate
Teaching of Anthropology.
Established in 1997 to recognize
outstanding anthropology teachers, this award is a prestigious, nomination-only,
annual award for educators who have impacted the discipline through outstanding
teaching and inspiration to their students. Successful teaching of anthropology
is at the core of producing successful anthropologists. Without dedicated
anthropology educators, the growth of the discipline would be stifled. Take a
moment to recognize the outstanding professor that contributed to your success
by nominating your favorite anthropology teacher today.
The Award-winning educator will receive
a $1,000 stipend for travel to and lodging at the AAA Annual Meeting, a crystal apple and recognition from the Association and fellow colleagues.
Nominate Your Professor
Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of AAA Award Nomination Materials
- Letter of Recommendation: The letter
should provide a summary of the nominee's accomplishments, and it should
demonstrate (not merely assert) the nominee's qualifications. The letter should
explain the significance of the nominee's work and how it fits within the
discipline. Explain how the nominee's work has impacted their students, the
field, other disciplines and the general public. And incorporate how the
nominee's work demonstrates going above and beyond the general scope of
teaching in terms of creativity and influence.
Supporting Materials: The packet
should include supporting materials, which should not be expected to stand on
their own. We encourage the inclusion of statements by former students or
others that have benefited from the educational mentoring of the nominee. In
other words, these materials should support the case being made in the
nomination letter, demonstrating its assertions.
The nomination packet should not
exceed 25 pages. Please note that nominees are considered for three years. Those
not chosen in the first year will be considered for two more years. If desired,
nomination packets can be updated by March 1 each year, or nominations can be
withdrawn from consideration
Electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org are encouraged or submit 6 copies of the materials to:
AAA Awards Committee
American Anthropological Association
2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201
Note deadline for nominations 1 March each year.
Questions? Contact Kathy Ano by
telephone 703/528-1902 ext 1161 or via e-mail (email@example.com).
Note: This award was previously called the AAA Award for
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology and the AAA/Mayfield