CETL Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards

Guidelines

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards were established in 1999 to recognize (pre-doctoral teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in the classroom or laboratory. Teaching assistants play a large role in the UConn undergraduate program and provide some of the best interactions in undergraduate students’ academic life. These awards are one way in which the University of Connecticut expresses its acknowledgement to this very important component of the undergraduate education programs. The awards will be presented at the Institute’s Instructional Excellence Recognition Dinner in April.

The value of each Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award will be $1,000.

Criteria
The criteria used to determine the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards should include evidence that the TA:

  • Demonstrates effective instructional skills
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills
  • Provides practical feedback
  • Contributes to the development of the instructional program

Nomination Procedure
This year, department heads will nominate eligible graduate students for the CETL Outstanding Graduate Teachings Award based on the criteria above. Graduate Students will be notified of their candidacy by November 21st, and will have seven weeks to complete an awards supplemental packet which is due on January 9th. A committee of former ITL teaching fellows will review the nominations and determine the winners of the 2017 Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards. Winners will be announced on March 1st and honored at the CETL Awards Reception on April 4, 2017.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Winner Archive:

2014-2015
Alexandra Merceron
Communications

Matthew Lamoureux
Mathematics

2013-2014
Jorge Castillo
El Institute: Institute of Latina/o Cribean and
Latin American Studies

Nicholas Koberstein
Human Development & Family Studies

Valerie Pare
Statistics

2012-2013
Jennifer Bisson
Psychology

Kirstin Lawrence-Apfel
Natural Resources and the Environment

2011-2012
Mamta Kapoor
Pharmacy

Anurag Rimzhim
Psychology

2010-2011
Martina Luke
Modern & Classical Languages

Oscar Levin
Mathematics

2009-2010
Jason Schmink
Chemistry

Steven Todd
Philosophy