These awards acknowledge the importance of the instructional enterprise in the transmission,
creation, and application of advanced knowledge by the university. Two awards are
made annually to outstanding graduate teaching assistants (TAs) for their skill in
transmitting knowledge in the classroom or laboratory.
- Must have had major responsibility for teaching a lecture or a laboratory course
- Must have completed at least one full term of teaching
- Must have the support of the department offering the course
Application Process: Candidates are nominated by faculty, students, or alumni by completing the Nomination Form and submitting it with all required documentation to the Dean of the College in which the student is teaching. Deans will determine
a method of selecting no more than two nominees to be forwarded to the Graduate School
from that college.
EXCEPTION: The College of Arts and Sciences may forward a maximum of two nominees from each
of the following subdivisions: 1) natural, physical, biological, and mathematical
sciences, and 2) humanities and social sciences. The selected nominations from each
of the colleges are sent to the Teaching Awards Committee appointed by the Vice Provost
for Graduate Programs. The Awards Committee will review all applicants on the following
- Innovations and/or creative approaches to the teaching function
- Impact of the TA upon student attitudes and/or learning skills
- Assessment by faculty supervisors and/or others familiar with the TAs teaching ability
- Evidence of the TAs potential as a scholar
Nomination Form: This form is available on the Graduate School web site.
Deadline: Colleges/schools will submit nominees to the Graduate School, 215 Administration
Building, by March 13, 2015.
No teaching award may be made to the same individual more than once in a six-year
For further information, call (901) 678-2531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.