Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award

Submit your nomination for Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award goes to the graduate student who exhibits exceptional work in the classroom and a dedication to improving his or her craft. Each department can nominate only one student.

Nominees will be considered according to the following criteria:

1. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (as represented by student evaluation numbers, student comments, student scores on rubrics, and/or other measurements of learning)
2. Evidence of innovation (as represented by use of GSU resources, integration of work experience, and/or other non-traditional methods of instruction)
3. Evidence of engagement (as represented by level of interaction with students, focus on class design, quality of feedback, and/or other methods of engaging with students)

Instructors cannot “self-nominate.” All instructors must be nominated by representatives from their departments.

Nominations are due by March 1, 2019 and the university community will be notified of the winner on April 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Hall at jenniferhall@gsu.edu

Submit your nomination for Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award

2018 Award Winners

This year, CETL received so many wonderful nominations, we are presenting the award to one PhD candidate and one MA candidate.

PhD Student

Samantha Emerson
PhD Student
Department of Psychology

Samantha Emerson has been teaching in Psychology for seven years and is described by her department as an “an outstanding teacher in the classroom and an excellent mentor in multiple laboratories.” According to her nomination, her student comments are “glowing, frequently describing her as an ‘amazing’ ‘passionate’ and ‘incredible’ instructor even in her very first semester of teaching.” Ms. Emerson’s department points out that she has also participated in additional pedagogical training through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and presented on her Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the GSU Conference on Scholarly Teaching.

Masters Student

Peter Nennig
MA Student
Department of Philosophy

Peter Nennig has participated in numerous CETL training courses and presented on his Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the GSU Conference on Scholarly Teaching. His nomination states that he “has more interest in helping students than anyone I have worked with, colleague and GTA alike.” The nomination asserts that Mr. Nennig is not only dedicated to improving his own teaching, but he also works with other GTAs in his department to help them develop their teaching,
specifically providing support for GTAs teaching online classes.

Questions about this award can be sent to Jennifer Hall: jenniferhall@gsu.edu.

Previous Winners

Stephen Skalicky, PhD Student, Applied Linguistics