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 2018 Award Recipients!

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors

Teaching Effectiveness Award

Jingxun Chen, Molecular and Cell Biology, Shaping Abstract Genetics Concepts into Concrete, Accessible Knowledge

Varsha Desai, Chemistry, Why Am I Doing What I Am Doing?

Rosalind Diaz, English, Collaborative Grading Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing

Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, South and Southeast Asian Studies, Crafting the Annotated Bibliography: A Storehouse for Reading and Composition Learning

Bristin Jones, Comparative Literature, Beyond Bland: Inspiring Perceptive and Original Literary Interpretations

Brian Judge, Political Science, Scaffolding Suspension of Belief as a Means to Intellectual and Political Empathy

Julia Lewandoski, History, The Thesis Statement as The Key to Unlock Essay Writing

Tiffany Perumpail, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Improvement of Academic Intern Experience and Performance in Introductory Computer Science

Jonathan Schellenberg, Economics, Making it Matter: Connecting Theory to Reality in Economics

Abigail Stepnitz, Legal Studies (Home Department: Jurisprudence & Social Policy), Writing the “Other” Answer: Teaching Students to Craft Evidence-Based Arguments

Sonia Travaglini, College of Engineering (Home Department: Mechanical Engineering), Teaching Science Writing – Learning by Doing and Not by Listening

Ashton Wesner, Materials Science and Engineering (Home Department: Environmental Science, Policy, and Management), Skills for Engagement: Teaching Close Reading Techniques in an Interdisciplinary Classroom

Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor, History of Art

Khalid Kadir, Lecturer, International and Area Studies

Clayton Radke, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Robert Sharf, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures