Graduate Student Awards
Chuck Gettys Award For Outstanding Research In Graduate School
Dr. Charles Francis Gettys, known to his friends as Chuck, completed his doctoral training in perception and psychophysics from the University of Louisville in 1966 and joined the OU faculty in August of 1970. Dr. Gettys served as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at OU specializing in cognitive psychology with an emphasis on decision theory, until his retirement in May of 1997. Subsequently, he was bestowed the honor of Professor Emeritus and continued his research and graduate training until his untimely death in May of 1998.
Throughout his career at OU, Dr. Gettys found no greater satisfaction than in his training of graduate students. True to his commitment and enjoyment in the educational advancement of graduate students, Dr. Gettys requested that an award be established in his name to aid deserving young research psychologists in the development of their careers. The Chuck Gettys Award for Outstanding Research in Graduate School will forever demonstrate Dr. Gettys' intense concern for graduate students and his support for their research future.
Eligibility: Any Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology who will be completing their degree in the current academic year and will be seeking employment.
Availability: Applications are due each year on October 15. Review of applications will be conducted by the Graduate Studies Committee. In any year the award is bestowed it will be presented in time to help the awardee defray part of their job seeking expenses.
Criteria: The award recognizes outstanding quality and quantity of research effort completed by a doctoral student while enrolled in the graduate program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma.
Please submit a dossier to Lori Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org). The dossier should include:
- A vita
- Prints or preprints of published or in press publications
- Any additional supporting materials that demonstrate excellence in research.
Graduate Student Teaching Awards
The Department of Psychology offers two types of teaching awards each year: The Helen Riddle Award for Teaching Excellence and the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.
Helen Riddle Award for Teaching Excellence
The Department of Psychology offers the Helen Riddle Award for Teaching Excellence to one exemplary graduate teaching assistant each year. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $750 and will be moved forward as the Department of Psychology’s candidate for the University-wide Graduate Teaching Award.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
In addition to the Helen Riddle Award, the Department of Psychology offers up to three Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards each year. Each winner will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $250.
All nominations are considered for both the Helen Riddle and the Outstanding Teaching awards. From all the nominations, one will be awarded the Helen Riddle Award and up to three others will be award the Outstanding Teaching Award.
Eligibility: Any graduate student who has autonomously taught at least one course as the instructor of record at the University of Oklahoma is eligible to receive an award. Students may nominate themselves or be nominated by their mentors or course supervisors.
Availability: The deadline for applications is November 1st of each year. Nominations should be sent to Jenel Cavazos (email@example.com).
The Undergraduate Studies Committee will review applications, and the winner(s) will be announced at the end of the fall semester.
Criteria: The awards recognize exemplary teaching by a graduate student teaching assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. Candidates will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Quality of teaching
- Quantity of courses taught
- Range and variety of courses taught
- Above and beyond teaching activities (e.g., undergraduate mentorship, course development, participation in teaching training and other programs)
Applications: Faculty nominations should include a brief explanation for the nomination that provides examples of successful teaching as well as any supplementary evidence of teaching excellence that will help support the nomination. Examples include letters of support from former students, teaching observations, and student-created course materials and activities.
Student self-nominations should include a brief teaching philosophy statement, student classroom evaluations with corresponding syllabi, and any supplementary evidence of teaching excellence that will help support the nomination. Examples include letters of support from former students, teaching observations, and student-created course materials and activities.