OUTSTANDING GRADUATE INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD AWARD

Each year, the Center for Teaching Excellence, with the generous support of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, recognizes two graduate students with an Outstanding Graduate Instructor of Record Award. 

All graduate students and alumni who were graduate instructors of record during the previous academic year, and who have not yet won the award, are eligible to apply. The initial application, which consists of a cover letter and short answers to questions about teaching, is due by October 1st. A committee of graduate students who have participated in the CTE Certificate Program will then use this material, along with the official student evaluation results, to narrow down the field to six finalists. Finalists will be notified by December 1st and asked to submit a teaching portfolio by February 1st. And in the final step of the process, a committee of CTE Faculty Fellows and Graduate Fellows will select two winners by March 15th.

If you were an instructor of record in the Fall of 2015, Spring of 2016, or Summer of 2016, you are eligible to apply for the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Instructor of Record Award.


GRADUATE TA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT SUPPORT

We also recognize one graduate student each year who has distinguished him or herself in the support he or she has provided to students as a teaching assistant. Any work TAs do with students in the course (whether during class, recitations, or office hours), can count as student support. 

All graduate students and alumni who were teaching assistants during the previous academic year, and who have not yet won the award, may be nominated for this award. TAs must be nominated by undergraduate students in the course for which they were a TA. The deadline to receive these nominations is November 1st. Those nominated will then be contacted and invited to apply for the award by December 15th. An initial committee of graduate students from the CTE Graduate Advisory Board will narrow the field to 12 finalists, and a second committee of CTE Faculty Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and undergraduate students from the Undergraduate Advisory Board will select the winner by March 15th. 

If you are an undergraduate student who would like to nominate a TA from a course you took in the Fall of 2015, Spring of 2016, or Summer of 2016, you can access the nomination form below. 


GRADUATE TA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COURSE SUPPORT

Finally, we also recognize one graduate student who has distinguished him or herself in the course support they have provided as a teaching assistant. Because we are already recognizing TAs with a student support award, the focus of this award is on substantive contributions to course design and delivery. Examples of course support include, but are not limited to, contributions to the design of the syllabus, individual assignments,  on-line tutorials, or the delivery of various in-class lessons and activities. 

All graduate students and alumni who were teaching assistants during the previous academic year, and who have not yet won the award, may be nominated for this award. As this is an award for course support, TAs must be nominated by the instructor of record of the course for which they were a TA. The deadline to receive these nominations is November 1st. Those nominated will then be contacted and invited to apply for the award by December 15th. An initial committee of graduate students from the CTE Graduate Advisory Board will narrow the field to 12 finalists, and a second committee of CTE Faculty Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and undergraduate students from the Undergraduate Advisory Board will select the winner by March 15th. 

If you are a faculty member, postdoc, or other instructor of record who would like to nominate a TA from a course you taught in the Fall of 2015, Spring of 2016, or Summer of 2016, you can access the nomination form below.