"Thank an Educator": Recognizing and Celebrating MSU educators

It’s important to us to draw your attention to this expansion of the definition of “educator” because when at #iteachmsu “educator” certainly include in-class instructors but is intentionally much broader to include anyone who contributes to teaching and learning, student success, and/or outreach missions of the university (including but not limited to Graduate Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Learning Assistants, instructional designers, academic advisors, librarians, coaches, etc.).  Read about Professional Development — For Educators, By Educators.

The #iteachmsu Commons is also home to the Thank an Educator initiative. Established in 2018, this initiative recognizes those individuals today to:

  • Help demonstrate the diversity of educators across roles on campus
  • Help individuals recognize their contributions to MSU as that of an “educator” and embrace their educator identity
  • Celebrate the amazing individuals we have shaping the learning experiences and success of students on our campus

How to recognize someone for their educator impact is simple. Visit the #iteachmsu Thank an Educator page and fill out the simple form to recognize an educator you know- including a short statement of gratitude to recognize the positive contributions of fellow Spartans that have made a lasting impacts on teaching and learning at MSU. The #iteachmsu team uses the information submitted to send them a note of thanks via email! Additionally, those individuals who are submitted, are annually recognized with the #iteachmsu Educator Award through the Provost’s Office.

Anyone at MSU can submit a thank you- and there is no limit to the number of educators that can be thanked. Read about Gratitude in a Culture of Care.

Thank an Educator today!