The Philosophy Graduate Teaching Associate Award is intended to recognize exceptional teaching provided by a graduate teaching associate. A cash prize will be awarded to the winner.
Nominations for the Graduate Teaching Associate Award are solicited from students, peers, and faculty. A graduate student can also nominate him/herself for this award.
1. A nominee must be a currently enrolled Graduate Student (in good
standing) in the OSU Department of Philosophy.
2. A nominee must have taught at least two courses as the primary
instructor (NOT as a teaching assistant).
The Teaching Evaluation Committee, in consultation with the Chair, will determine the winner each year. The committee reviews all submissions and selects a winner based on the nomination form, SEI evaluations by students, and feedback from the GTA’s supervisor.
Previous GTA award winners are not eligible.
A nominated GTA should exhibit some or all of the following criteria:
- use of varied teaching techniques appropriate to course content and students
- superior organizational skills in relation to course development and management
- ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding among students
- excellent knowledge of and enthusiasm for course subject matter
- resourcefulness in presenting course material
- willingness to solicit and ability to reflect on feedback about teaching and implement changes for improvement
- ability to demonstrate that their course(s) resulted in significant student learning
Graduate Teaching Associate Award Winners
Hope Sample and Jamie Fritz
Brian McLean and Christa Johnson