MESA - Middle East Studies Association

MESA Undergraduate Education Award

The MESA Undergraduate Education Award was established in 2012. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship on teaching or other material contributions to undergraduate education in Middle East studies. The inaugural award was given at the 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans.

2016 Call for Nominations

 

MESA members are invited to submit nominations for the 2016 MESA UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AWARD, which recognizes outstanding scholarship on teaching or other material contributions to undergraduate education in Middle East Studies. Nominators should explicitly state how the nominee's contributions help educators master the craft of teaching Middle East Studies to undergraduates or adds new dimensions to how Middle East Studies is taught to undergraduates. Examples of such contributions include:
  • WRITTEN MATERIAL:  Publications emphasizing the scholarship of teaching, contributions to pedagogy or undergraduate curriculum development
  • PEDAGOGICAL MATERIAL: innovations in course design or instructional technology
  • SERVICE: service contributions to undergraduate education in Middle East Studies
The winner will be presented with a certificate and cash award of $250 at the 2016 MESA Awards Ceremony to be held at the Marriott Copley Place hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

2016 Submission Guidelines

DEADLINE: August 31, 2016 

Nominations must be made by current MESA members, who should include the following:
  • A letter of nomination that explicitly states the accomplishments of the nominee in the craft of teaching about the Middle East
  • Three copies—preferably electronic—of the material examples (e.g., copy of the book, instructional materials, syllabus)
  • CV of the nominee that highlights the contributions to undergraduate teaching

 

Nominations should be sent to:

 

Undergraduate Education Award
Middle East Studies Association
3542 N. Geronimo Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705

520-333-2577 ext. 102
520-207-3166 (fax)

rose@mesana.org

 

Questions about the award and the nomination procedures may be directed to Rose Veneklasen at 520-333-2577 ext. 102 or rose@mesana.org.

2016 Award Recipient

No award given

 

 

 

 

Previous Awardees

2015 James L. Gelvin, University of California, Los Angeles
2013 Julia Clancy-Smith and Charles D. Smith, University of Arizona

 

 



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