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 recent 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 2017 Award Recipients!

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

Teaching Effectiveness Award

Vanessa Brutsche, French, Beyond Plot: Discussing the Stakes of Literary Texts

Carli Cutchin, Comparative Literature, The Interpretive Problem: A Key Concept in Teaching Writing

Claire Duquennois, Agricultural and Resource Economics, First Contact: Getting Things Done on Day One

Martin Eiermann, Sociology, Social Theory as a Map to the World

David Gardner, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, View from the Corner Office: Changing Student Perceptions about Thermodynamics

Clare Ibarra, History, Bridging the Gap between K-12 and University-level History

Jeffrey Kaplan, Philosophy, Reading Quizzes: a Mild Technological Innovation

Nicholas Kern, Astronomy, Boosting Class Engagement with Software-Driven Section Worksheets

Evan Klavon, English, Experimental Method: A Guided Lesson for Synthesizing Science and Literature

Linda Louie, French, Revision without Tears: In-Class Writing with the Pomodoro Technique

Brittany Meché, Geography, Teaching the Politics of Representation in Development Studies

Frank Ong, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Teaching Students to Value Hands-on Signal Processing Skills

Samuel Nicholas Ramsey, Group in Logic, Permission to be Confused

Alexander Roehrkasse, Sociology, Encouraging Accountability and Participation through Regular Reading Responses

Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Steven Justice, Chancellor’s Professor, English

Angela Marino, Assistant Professor, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies