Subject: Student Essay Contest - $500 prize

If you have had a faculty member whose teaching approach made your learning
experience at UMD memorable, meaningful, challenging, and creative, we invite
you to submit an essay sharing the exceptional learning experience that you
had (no more than 1,000 words, double spaced). The top three essays, as
judged by AETL, will receive a monetary award (1st place: $500, 2nd place:
$250, 3rd place: $100). The award winners will also be invited for a panel
discussion with AETL members about the characteristics of memorable teaching
and learning moments. All currently enrolled undergraduate students are
eligible to apply.

Submit your essay at:
Submission deadline: March 17
Awards announced: mid-April

For more information, contact Kaci Thompson [log in to unmask] or Leah Waks
[log in to unmask], co-chairs of the Academy for Excellence in Teaching and
Learning ( at the University of Maryland. AETL is a
faculty community of scholars committed to fostering a culture of excellence
in teaching and learning at this research university.

Contact Person: Kaci Thompson
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]