Excellence in Teaching Award
Excellence in Teaching Award (ETA)
Departments may nominate one eligible TA or LA who has received or is being concurrently nominated for the OTA. Only candidates who have demonstrated superior teaching skills and who have contributed to teaching beyond their own classroom responsibilities should be nominated. Nominations for the 2016-2017 Excellence in Teaching Award will be accepted beginning in November 2016.
ETA NOMINATION CRITERIA
- Departments may nominate only one student for the Excellence in Teaching Award. The student must have previously received or be nominated at this time for the Outstanding TA Award.
- The student must have met all TA Policy requirements for training and language screening and demonstrated superior teaching skills while serving as an instructor of the classroom or laboratory.
- The student must have contributed to teaching at UGA beyond their own assigned classroom responsibilities (examples: as a lead TA, mentor, or by creating teaching materials for other TAs to use.)
- The student must have had significant teaching responsibilities for at least two terms at UGA. One of these terms must have occurred during or after the fall 2015 semester.
- The nomination must be submitted by the announced deadline using the appropriate nomination form.
- This nomination form requires endorsement by the graduate coordinator.
- Previous recipients of the award are not eligible.
- Student must be currently registered full time at the time of nomination and at the time of award.
ETA NOMINATION MATERIALS
- Online application.
- Cover page with (at a minimum)
- contact information
- table of contents with page numbers for each item of the application
- Letter of nomination from the department (need not be written by the graduate coordinator). This document has a 2 page limit and does not count in the twelve page portfolio limit.
- ETA statement. This document is written by the nominee and describes how you have contributed to teaching at UGA beyond your own assigned classroom responsibilities. This document has a 2 page limit and does not count in the twelve page portfolio limit.
- Teaching portfolio. Teaching portfolios should be no longer than twelve pages. The portfolio should be professionally presented. The description of the teaching portfolio and sample portfolios are available here. The portfolio includes:
- Teaching philosophy statement
- Description of courses taught
- Sample teaching materials
- Sample of student work
- Innovative teaching projects and roles
- List of professional activities related to teaching at UGA
- List of special training or teaching related experiences
- Evaluation of teaching (from students, peers, faculty)
Hard copies of the teaching portfolio are no longer accepted for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Please submit a pdf of the teaching portfolio on the application form.
The deadline for the Spring 2017 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award is Friday, January 20, 2017.
The ETA application can be found here.
Please contact Dr. Zoe Morris, Assistant Director of Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.