Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Excellence Award Guidelines
Deadline: April 15, 2017
A nomination package must include two nominators, one of which is/was an undergraduate student who was registered in the course for which the UTAs contributions are being recognized.
Nominees must be undergraduate students registered in a program offered by the College of Business and Economics who held a UTA position, for which their contributions are being recognized, during the current academic year inclusive of the previous Summer semester (e.g. For nominations due April 15, 2016 the student may have held a UTA position in S15, F15 or W16).
The recipient will receive a commemorative certificate. Decisions will be made by the College of Business and Economics Awards Committee.
The award is intended to recognize the outstanding contribution made by an undergraduate teaching assistant to undergraduate education in one or more of these areas:
- classroom/lab teaching
- effective grading and assessment
- distance education
- exceptional learning outcomes
- preparation of teaching materials
- other areas of teaching
Nomination packages are to be submitted to the College of Business and Economics Dean’s Office by April 15, 2016. Packages may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to include
The nominator(s) should provide a one‐page letter in support of the nomination. This letter should emphasize the major contributions of the nominee.
Nominees will be asked to provide:
- A 1 ‐ 2 page statement that describes the nominee’s teaching objectives and methods. This may include a description of the major challenges that he/she faces in his/her teaching context and the methods and techniques used to meet these challenges
- Letters from faculty who have supervised their UTA work
- Any other relevant material they feel should be brought to the attention of the committee
The committee will also consider:
- Signed letters from current and former students
- Signed letters from others familiar with the contributions of the nominee