You may use this form to self-nominate if you do not have an Initial Nomination Letter from a third party (undergraduate student, faculty member, other graduate student, etc.). Typically, the Initial Nomination Form is submitted by a third party, however, if requested you may submit it on their behalf using the Initial Nomination Form (https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/about-us/news-events/awards/outstanding-graduate-student-teaching-award/ogta-initial-nomination-form).
Only courses from quarters during calendar year 2020 are eligible for the 2020-21 OGTA. For example, "Winter Quarter 2019-20" was January, February, and March of 2020. "Fall Quarter 2020-21" was October, November, and December of 2020.
Prepare an essay describing your teaching philosophy. The essay should be a statement of the philosophy, goals, and methods that guide your teaching. Please describe efforts you have made beyond your normal teaching responsibilities. From your own experiences as a student, please describe the attributes that you think the very best teachers should possess.