Department Chairs and School Directors:
This is to announce the call for nominations for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards for 2023. You can find the details and submission guidelines at go.niu.edu/outstanding-ta-award and please forward this email to your Director of Graduate Studies.
**IMPORTANT Change in Timeline for 2022-2023**
Traditionally, the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant nominations occur during the spring semester. However, to align with the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award, we are moving the nominations to the fall semester. This will allow CITL and the Graduate School time to work with one recipient of the award at the master’s and doctoral levels to develop a nomination packet for the regional award.
Each academic or academic support unit that employs graduate TAs for teaching and related activities is invited to nominate two (2) outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants, one at the master’s level and the other at the doctoral level, from its department/school for the awards.
Nominations can be submitted to the department chair/school director or designee. Nominators must complete the nomination form (Word doc) for each nominee and email it with any supporting documents by Monday, November 14, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Nomination for 2023 Outstanding TA Awards”.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Associate Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Digital Education