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Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

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 $500 to be used at the recipients discretion with the single restriction that it be used to enhance their instructional development or program.

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

Evidence of the above might include but should not be limited to the following:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy (specific more than abstract – 1 page maximum)
  • Letters of reference and other commentary from students and faculty
  • Indication of attendance at teaching workshops and programs
  • Evidence of growth, development, and innovation in teaching and learning activities
  • Evidence of concern for students in the creation of excellent learning materials and support activities
  • Teaching ratings, formative or summative

Nomination Procedure
Nominations may be made by faculty or senior administrators only.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Yearbook 

New TA Orientation
August 26, 2015 - Laurel Hall (LH)

To register please click here (will bring you to the Graduate School website)