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 2022 Award Recipients!

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

Teaching Effectiveness Award for GSIs

Taormina Lepore, Integrative Biology, Disability Visibility and Inclusive Design in STEM Pedagogy
Danielle Spitzer, Molecular and Cell Biology, Hands-on Simulation of Frog Development and Experimental Embryology Engages Students and Promotes Learning
Manon Ironside
, Psychology, From Skilled Test Takers to Budding Scientists: Overhauling Assessment in Cognitive Neuroscience
Mengxin Wang, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Designing Soft Participation Policy for Remote Instruction
Anna Tomi, Scandinavian, Student-led Discussions Foster Compassion
Gabrielle Elias, English, “A Little Chain of Bright Drops”: Learning to Read Detail
Laura Ritland, English, The “Scholarly I”: Using First Person in the Humanities Research Essay
Oxana Andriuc, Chemistry, Detangling Quantum Problems
Dhruva Karkada, Physics, There’s No Shame in Asking Questions
Marcel Moran, City and Regional Planning, Transportation Planning: From Theory to Practice
Joy Esboldt, Education, Starting Co-Constructed Dialogue through Video Essay Feedback
Catherine Park, Education, Multimodal Assessments: Expanding Choice and Opportunities for Student Success

Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Sandra McCoy, Professor in Residence, School of Public Health
Christopher Muller, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Ula Y. Taylor, Professor & 1960 Chair of Undergraduate Education, Department of African American Studies