Costello Teaching Award

The Brother Casimir Gabriel Costello, FSC, Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes a faculty member of the School of Liberal Arts who exemplifies the excellence in teaching that characterizes Manhattan College and is central to its mission and the mission of the Lasallian Christian Brothers.

The award is named in memory of Brother Casimir Gabriel Costello, FSC (1910-92), a Manhattan College graduate who chaired its Department of History for many years and served as Dean of the College from 1953-59. His book, The Arches of the Years, traces the history of Manhattan College from its founding until 1979.

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Award Process

  • Student nomination: To be considered for the Costello Teaching Award, a faculty member must be nominated by a student using the nomination form below. Faculty must have taught full-time at Manhattan College for a minimum of three years. Nominations should be submitted to the dean of liberal arts due by May 1.
  • Department chair evaluation: Upon receipt of the nomination, the dean of liberal arts will request a brief teaching evaluation from the nominee’s department chair due by May 8.
  • Nominee’s statement: The faculty member nominated will be invited to submit a brief teaching philosophy statement and summary of teaching evaluations from the previous three years due by May 15.
  • Selection: A committee appointed by the dean of liberal arts will select the awardee based on the student’s nomination, chair’s evaluation, and nominee’s statement. The award will be announced at the end of Spring semester and presented before the annual Costello lecture delivered in the following fall semester. The award carries a stipend of $1,000.