Thursday, March 30, 2017

Exceptional Learning Experiences: Student Essay Contest

The UMD Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a student essay contest. 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: Deadline extended to April 9

For more information, contact Kaci Thompson or Leah Waks, 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.