The University at Buffalo has a long tradition and a firm commitment to providing all of its students with instruction of the highest quality. The instruction delivered by graduate students who serve as teaching or graduate assistants, or as instructors, is a critical element of that institutional commitment.
The Excellence in Teaching Award for graduate teaching assistants is awarded by the Graduate School, in recognition of exceptional ability in teaching by UB graduate students. Students will be selected based on superb and creative performance in the classroom or laboratory, engagement with mentoring and advisement, and a commitment to the high academic standards in teaching.
Please email completed nomination packets to Monica Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Teaching assistants who supervise laboratory sections, recitation sections or their own courses are equally eligible.
Nomination packets must not exceed 30 pages in length, not including UB course evaluations.
Any member of the faculty may initiate a nomination. Self-nominations are strongly discouraged.
The nomination process will be coordinated at the decanal level. Please contact your academic dean’s office for information regarding the due date by which that office must receive nomination packets.
Academic deans should submit all nomination packets. Each nomination needs to be a single, integrated PDF file containing all required documents. Please email completed nomination packets to Monica Carter (email@example.com) by Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at 5 p.m.
The following must be provided by the candidate's sponsor:
1. Nomination form/cover sheet (found in the nomination packet materials).
2. Selection criteria form (found in the nomination packet materials). The candidate’s sponsor should clearly address how the candidate’s performance specifically fulfills each of the following award selection criteria.
3. Copy of candidate’s current unofficial transcript.
4. Course information, to include the following:
The following must be provided by the candidate:
1. Personal statement. The candidate should submit a two-page, double-spaced statement describing the following:
2. Course information. The candidate should include a syllabus summary for up to two courses or laboratories taught, only if the candidate created the syllabus. Please include the following:
Do not include grade distribution information or testimonials from fellow graduate students. Nomination packages must not exceed 30 pages in length, not including UB course evaluations.
|2017-2018||Katie Badura, organization and human resources |
Miranda Bobrowski, psychology
Seth Cosimini, English
Andi Coulter, English
Kim Farr, biological sciences
Kelsey Habla, architecture
Jeremy Lakoff, English
Alex Marchenko, chemistry
David Strittmatter, history
Jared Strohl, sociology
|2016-17||Mohamed Abdelhamid, management science and systems |
Sarah Blakely-McClure, psychology
Rebecca Etkin, psychology
Matthew Herzog, comparative literature
Veronica Lamarche, psychology
Michelle Linder, chemistry
Braden Linn, social work
Ariane Nomikos, philosophy
Genevieve Oliveira, Romance languages and literatures
Thomas St. Pierre, linguistics
|2015-16||Micaela Barker, architecture |
Anne Marie Butler, transnational studies
Alireza Farasat, industrial and systems engineering
Hans Harmsen, anthropology
Dustin McCall, chemistry
Leslie Nickerson, English
Katharina Pabst, linguistics
Tim Pruitt, psychology
Courtney Rice, psychology
Davide Salvo, classics
Dijana Savija, Romance languages and literatures
|2014-15||Tanja N. Aho, transnational studies |
Shayani Bhattacharya, English
Tanya E. Farnung-Morrison, Romance languages and literatures
Julie C. Gass, psychology
Phillip Guingona, history
Kimberly E. Kamper, psychology
Shosuke Kinugawa, English
Melanie M. Mayberry, anthropology
Scott T. Ptak, geography
Georgios Sklivanitis, electrical engineering
Timothy Tittiris, chemistry
Stacia R. Wegst-Uhrich, chemistry
|2013-14||William R. Calabrese, psychology |
Samuel S. Copeland, geography
Mary M. Flaherty, psychology
Sara M. Gutmann, English
Morani Kornberg-Weiss, English
Dylan McLean, political science
Erikson G. Neilans, psychology
Catherine A. Nolan, philosophy
Mehwish Sarwari, political science
Allison R. Siehnel, English
Kevin E. Siters, chemistry
Katelyn K. Thomas, psychology