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.
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
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 in November and will have seven weeks to complete an awards supplemental packet. A committee will review the nominations and determine the winners of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards. Winners will be announced in March and honored at the CETL Awards Reception in April.