Excellence in Teaching Award

The Graduate School's annual Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes one outstanding master's teaching assistant and one outstanding doctoral teaching assistant for their achievements in the classroom.

The award consists $1,000 for each university level awardee and a certificate citing the recipient's outstanding teaching. Each of the master's and the doctoral graduate assistants nominated by his or her college will also receive a certificate of award for being chosen as the college's nominee.

The UC Excellence in Teaching Award master's student winner and doctoral student winner will be nominated to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award competition.

Upcoming Award Cycle

The Graduate School will not hold the Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching assistants competition in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Please direct questions to Megan Tischner at