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  February 2, 2004

Nominate An Outstanding TA
For A University Award

Nominations are sought from faculty and senior administrators for the 2004-05 2004 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Each award-winner will receive $500.

The Outstanding Teaching Assistant 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 UConn's undergraduate program. These awards are one way in which the University expresses its acknowledgement of this important component of the University's undergraduate education.

Criteria for the awards include evidence that the teaching assistant:

  • Demonstrates effective instructional skills;

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Provides practical feedback;

  • Contributes to the development of the instructional program.

Evidence of these may include, but is not limited to:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy (specific; one 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.

An original and four copies of the nomination and supporting documents should be sent to Outstanding TA Awards, Institute for Teaching & Learning, CUE Building, Room 333, UConn U-2142. Nominations must be received by Friday, March 5.

The awards will be presented at a teaching awards recognition dinner on April 15.

For more information, call 860.486.2686.

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