The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education is soliciting nominations for this year’s Goodwin Medal, as part of the MIT Awards Convocation. Each year, MIT awards the Goodwin Medal to a graduate TA or Instructor (G) who has performed above and beyond the norm, and whose teaching efforts can truly be characterized as “conspicuously effective.” If there is a graduate TA or Instructor (G) in your department who matches these characteristics, please consider submitting a nomination (one allowed per department) on his/her behalf for the Goodwin Medal. Any member of the faculty or any organized student group (through one of its responsible officers) may submit a nomination. These nominations should be sent to the candidate’s department head. Department heads must submit their final nominations (one allowed per department) to the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education by 5 pm on Friday, March 14, 2014. The recipient will be announced at the MIT Awards Convocation on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4pm in 10-250. For more details on the Goodwin Medal, eligibility, and the nomination process, please see the ODGE website. Photo by MIT Student Life.