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 2019 Award Recipients!

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

Teaching Effectiveness Award

Nicholas Anderman, Geography, Contextualizing Social Theory with Collaborative Timelines

Erin Bennett, Comparative Literature, From Lolita to Katy Perry: Bridging the Gap between Texts and Students

Anamika Chowdhury, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Learning Why and not just How

Ravit Dotan, Philosophy, How to Increase Participation in Section

Kate Driscoll, Italian Studies, What is Strange about Fiction?: Embracing Contradictions in Literary Texts to Improve Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing

Lise Gaston, English, Creative Writing & Creative Response: Helping Students Cultivate a Critical Voice

Mariel Goddu, Psychology, Taking an “Explanation Break”: Helping Students Critique Experimental Methods and Evaluate Evidence

Nicholaus Gutierrez, Rhetoric, Online Research in the Age of Google

Audrey Haynes, Integrative Biology, The Power of Personalized Interventions

Nitin Kohli, School of Information, Making it Real – Developing Socially, Politically, and Ethically Aware Data Scientists

Kevin Lin, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, From 40 to 400 to 1,400: Providing Formative Feedback in Large-Scale Courses

Rachael Olliff Yang, Integrative Biology, Using Phenomena-Based Inquiry to Increase Class Participation

Frances Ramos, Graduate School of Education, Facilitating Dialogue and Learning Across Language and Cultural Differences in American Cultures Courses

Victor Reyes-Umana, Plant and Microbial Biology, Developing Narratives for Aspiring Biologists

Clarissa Towle, Materials Science and Engineering, Teaching Fast and Slow: The Gradual Introduction of Scientific Writing in a Fast-Paced Lab

Adam Uliana, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Learning How to Learn: Teaching Self-Awareness in Engineering

Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Ani Adhikari, Teaching Professor, Statistics

Sarah Gold McBride, Visiting Lecturer, History

Charles Marshall, Professor, Integrative Biology

Teresa Puthussery, Assistant Professor, Optometry & Vision Science