Excellence in Teaching Award

Excellence in Teaching Award (ETA)

The Center for Teaching and Learning administers the Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by the Graduate School. This award recognizes teaching assistants who contribute to teaching at UGA beyond their own assigned classroom responsibilities. For previous winners and further information about teaching assistant recognition at UGA, please visit the CTL Teaching Assistant Recognition page.

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Excellence in Teaching Award will open in December. 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. 



I. The Graduate Coordinator must nominate the graduate student using the Qualtrics Application.

II. The nominated student is responsible for submitting the following nomination package materials, as a single, PDF package, by the deadline to gradteach@uga.edu:

1. A cover page with name, department/program, degree, and contact information.

2. Table of contents with page numbers for each item of application.

3. A letter of nomination from a faculty member in the nominee's department, familiar with the nominee's teaching, that describes the contributions the nominee made to the department, University, or the discipline in terms of teaching beyond classroom/laboratory duties. 

4. Nominee ETA Statement

5. Teaching Portfolio

I. A one-page teaching philosophy statement
II.  Description of courses taught
III. Evaluation of teaching (from students, peers, faculty)
IV. Sample teaching materials
V. Sample of student work
VI. Innovative teaching projects and roles  
VII. List of professional activities related to teaching at UGA
VIII. List of special training or teaching related experiences

Please read directions carefully: The Qualtrics Application should be completed by the Office of the Graduate Coordinator. All fields must be filled out in order for the candidate to be considered. It is the responsibility of the nominee to submit ALL other material to the CTL via the gradteach@uga.edu prior to the deadline.

The deadline for the 2018-2019 Excellence in Teaching Award is January 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Please contact Dr. Zoe Morris, Assistant Director of Teaching Assistant Development and Recognition, at zoe.morris@uga.edu with any questions you may have.