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OGTA Initial Nomination Form

Initial Nomination Form - Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award 2018-19

Do you know a graduate student who deserves to be recognized for exemplary teaching? Any member of the campus community having direct experience with the graduate student's teaching may nominate. Complete the nomination form and submit your favorite graduate student teacher for consideration. Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit.

Deadline for Initial Nomination Form = Friday, March 22, 2019 (This deadline is one week prior to the final deadline in order to provide your nominee with sufficient time to complete the application form and request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.)

This nomination requires a Nomination Letter of Support.  The letter of support may either be typed into the text box provided or uploaded using the applicable section.  Only one format is required, not both.

Glossary: TA = Teaching Assistant; AI = Associate In

 
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The name of the graduate student TA / AI
Enter the graduate student's UC Davis Student ID (if known)
A list of graduate programs is available here: https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/programs
Only courses from quarters during calendar year 2018 are eligible for the 2018-19 OGTA. For example, "Winter Quarter 2017-18" was January, February, and March of 2018. "Fall Quarter 2018-19" is October, November, and December of 2018.
If the graduate student TA/AI was the instructor of record, please re-enter their name here.
For the person(s) submitting this form, please identify your role.
This essay is generally from a student (or a group of students) in the course for which the candidate is nominated. A faculty member or other graduate students who have knowledge of the candidate’s teaching performance in the course may also nominate a TA and complete this essay. The essay of support should address the following: 1. Outstanding qualities that distinguish the candidate. 2. Evidence of creativity and extra effort in improving instruction and teaching effectiveness. 3. Comments on the nominee’s rapport with students, availability, willingness to hold special help sessions, efforts to stimulate independent thinking, and any other contributions to instruction that deserve special recognition and may be helpful to the selection committee.
Each supporting letter must not exceed two pages. This letter is generally from a student (or a group of students) in the course for which the candidate is nominated. A faculty member or other graduate student who has knowledge of the candidate’s teaching performance in the course may also nominate the TA and upload this letter. A supporting letter may be signed by more than one person (e.g. a group of students). The letter of support should address the following: 1. Outstanding qualities that distinguish the candidate. 2. Evidence of creativity and extra effort in improving instruction and teaching effectiveness. 3. Comments on the nominee’s rapport with students, availability, willingness to hold special help sessions, efforts to stimulate independent thinking, and any other contributions to instruction that deserve special recognition and may be helpful to the selection committee.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx.