Department Chairs and School Directors:
We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards for the 2023-2024 academic year. 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.
Traditionally, the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant nominations have occurred during the spring semester. However, to align with the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award, we have moved 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 by the department chair/school director or designee. Nominators must complete the nomination form (Word doc) for each nominee, although you may also provide additional supporting documents. We encourage nominations to be as descriptive as possible in supporting the nominee, and to include additional evidence such as student testimonials, course evaluations, or samples of teaching materials.
Email the entire nomination, including any supporting documents, by Friday, November 3, 2023, to email@example.com with the subject line “Nomination for 2023-2024 Outstanding TA Awards”.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Associate Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Digital Education