Nominations sought to honor outstanding TAs

Oct. 30, 2013

UW–Madison employs more than 1,700 teaching assistants, working in a broad range of disciplines across campus. Nominations are now being sought to recognize outstanding performance through the Campus-Wide TA Awards.

The awards are given in four categories: Early Excellence in Teaching, Exceptional Service, Innovation in Teaching, and Capstone Ph.D., which recognizes a graduate career of distinguished teaching. 

Nominations are due by Friday, Nov. 22 and can be submitted using the pdf form available on the award program website. Letters of recommendation, a summary of student evaluations, and a personal statement by the nominee are required.

"The awards acknowledge with deep appreciation the vital part that TAs play in undergraduate instruction at UW–Madison,” says Brian Bubenzer, assistant dean of the College of Letters & Science. “The nominees are among the best of the best, and they contribute greatly to their departments, schools and colleges, and the campus at large."

L&S administers the award process, though the nominees can come from any school or college. The Graduate School funds the awards with additional support from the College of Letters & Science.

Read more about the Campus-Wide TA Awards.