Excellence in Teaching Award

graduate students who have shown excellence as teachers

WHAT IS THE AWARD

Each spring, winner(s) are selected by the Excellence in Teaching Award Committee. Nominees and winner(s) are contacted by the selection committee, and winner(s) receive an award during the Graduate Student Association General Assembly Meeting in June.

 

ABOUT THE AWARD

The GSA Excellence in Teaching Award (ETA) recognizes graduate students who have shown excellence and gone above and beyond as teachers at UC Santa Barbara. Take the chance to give back and nominate your favorite teaching assistants and associates! Anyone in the UCSB campus community can nominate a teaching assistant or associate for this award. Every year, we received about two hundred nominations. Selecting the few winners among this large pool of excellent graduate students is both challenging and inspiring. We very much look forward to receiving this year’s list of nominees.

 

ELIGIBILITY 

Nominations are accepted for the following four categories:

  • Lecturers and Teaching Associates (All disciplines)
  • Teaching Assistants (Humanities and Fine Arts)
  • Teaching Assistants (Social Sciences)
  • Teaching Assistants (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

To be eligible, The TA must have taught at least one quarter during Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020. Former winners of the award are not eligible.

 

NOMINATION PROCESS

To make a nomination, include the contact information to the graduate student you want to nominate in the following formNomination Form due Friday, March 13, 2020 by 5pm PST. We will reach out to them and request the supporting documents in order to complete the applications. These will include:

  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two or three letters of support/recommendation
  • ESCI score summary

 

2018-2019 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Elliott Ihm | Ashlee Keolalaulani Kalauli | Seth Koren | Julien Labarre | Bharat Monga | Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski | Julissa Peña | Tyler Reece | Adanari Zarate 

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Delwin Carter | Lan Liu | Christopher MacMahon

2017-2018 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Katie Adkison | Dana Bardolph | Michael Dougherty | Olga Faccani | Heather Macias | Esther Taxon | William Thompson | Kelly Whaling

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award 

  • Alex Johnson | Julien Labarre | Spencer Mermelstein

2016-2017 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Kendra Calhoun | Jeremy Chow | Jennifer Hessler | Chelsea Jones | Hareem Khan | Juan Llamas-Rodriguez | Nathan Schley | Timothy Stillinger

2015-2016 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Aubrie Adams | Joyelle Ball | Theodore Georgiou | Victoria Kala | Emma Levine | Christopher Walker

2014-2015 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Justin Kelz | Shelley LaMon | Holly Roose | Brianna Sheets 

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Karen Hanna | Michael Nava | Jasmine Noelle Yarish | Sahar Sajadieh | Rick Stoody

2013-2014 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Brian J. Griffith | Angela Holzmeister | Molly Metz | Justine Meyr

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Silvia Ferreira | Summer Gray | Michael M. Nava | Derek Smith

2012-2013 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Heather Berg | Cameron Brick | Scott Dirkse | Nate Emery | Patrick Mooney | Steven Osuna | Malaphone Phommasa | Raquel Santana-Paixão

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Aurelie Chevant | Kathleen Cole | Hans Mayer |  Kara Otto

2011-2012 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Lauren Copeland | Katherine Kelp-Stebbins | Carly Thomsen | Marisa Weave

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Kane Anderson | Stuart Gray | Curt Nehrkorn | Nicole Pacino | Peter Romaskiewicz

2003-2004 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Craig Nelson | Edward Maldonado | Geoffrey McNeil | Randy Schiff

2000-2001 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Carry McDougall | Varun Soni | Richard Sullivan | Wendy Quinton

Honorable Mentions of the GSA Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Glyn Hughes | Amber Rosin 

1998-1999 GSA Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

  • Caroline Brehm | Jeffrey Lidke | Jeff Miller | Anastacia Panagakos