In conjunction with the Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs, the GSI Teaching & Resource Center annually sponsors four types of awards.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award recognizes GSIs who have been nominated for excellence in teaching in their departments.

The Teaching Effectiveness Award for GSIs honors a small number of GSIs who devise solutions to teaching or learning problems they have identified in their classes and write them up in a one-page essay. These essays  are published on the GSI Center website for use by instructors.

The Teagle Foundation Award for Excellence in Enhancing Student Learning gives 2014 TEA recipients the opportunity to connect effective teaching strategies to the research on how students learn, in a brief essay published on the GSI Center website.

The Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs acknowledges faculty members who have provided excellent guidance and mentoring to GSIs.

For further information about these awards, please see our Awards FAQ page.

Congratulations to the 2015 Award Recipients!

Outstanding GSI Award

List of 2015 Recipients

Teaching Effectiveness Award

Alexandra Courtois de Vicose, History of Art, What Is It to Truly “See” and How to Deal with the Unseen
Kathryn Fleishman, English, To Risk an Argument: Tweeting towards Independent Theses in English R1B
Emily A. Hellmich, French (home department Education), Becoming Your Own Dictionary: Increasing Participation and Communicative Confidence through Semiotic Brainstorming
Chris Herring, Sociology, Sketching Social Theory Collectively
Sandile Hlatshwayo, Economics, The Tipping Point: Encouraging Inclusive Participation through Productive Failure in a Highly Diverse Student Setting
Marianne Kaletzky, Comparative Literature, Translating from Shakespeare to Modernism: An Experiment in How Form Affects Meaning
Britney Kitamata-Wong, Integrative Biology (Home Department: Optometry), A Clinical Approach to Human Anatomy
Auyon Siddiq, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Bridging Mathematical Models and Managerial Decisions
Tobias Smith, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, Attending to Attendance
Dwight Springthorpe, Integrative Biology, Interdisciplinary Team Peer-to-Peer Learning with Guided Inquiry
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, Rhetoric, Staging the Exchange: Learning to Read and Write Beyond Similarity and Opposition
Tammy Stark, Linguistics, The Semester-Long Research Project Reimagined
Shelly Steward, Sociology, Integrating Sociology into Students’ Lives through Twitter
Rong “Rocky” Ye, Chemistry, Achieving Higher Efficiency in Chemistry Labs Using Electronic Scheduling

Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Sabrina Agarwal, Assistant Professor, Anthropology
David Henkin, Professor, History
Martha Olney, Adjunct Professor, Economics
Anant Sahai, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science