Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards

Each spring, Graduate Student Senate recognizes an excellent Administrative Assistant, Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant.  

These awards are presented at the Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum.

Outstanding Administrative Graduate Assistant

Many administrative and academic offices could not run effectively if it were not for the dedicated help of graduate assistants. This award recognizes one graduate student who has proven to be capable of taking on responsibilities beyond the job requirements.

Nominees will be asked to submit electronically the following to complete the application process:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • One to three letters of recommendation from supervisor or peers
  • A one-page reflection of your responsibilities and contributions

Outstanding Teaching Graduate Assistant

Teaching assistants educate students about the fundamentals of their areas. An exceptional TA encourages students to succeed, while modifying the curriculum to enrich course application and takes on responsibilities beyond the job requirements.

Nominees will be asked to submit electronically the following to complete the application process:

  • Copy of teaching evaluation form and scores for all available classes and semesters
  • One to three letters of recommendation from students (previous or current)
  • One letter of recommendation from a supervisor who has observed you teaching
  • A one-page reflection of your teaching philosophies, responsibilities, and contributions

Outstanding Research Graduate Assistant

This award recognizes one graduate student who primarily works as a research assistant. The graduate student earning this award plays an integral role in a professor’s research and takes on responsibilities beyond the job requirements.

Nominees will be asked to submit electronically the following to complete the application process:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • One to three letters of recommendation from supervisor or peers
  • A one-page reflection on your responsibilities and contributions

Nomination process

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to submit nominations for these awards. Nominations are due by noon on March 19th.

Nominated students and faculty members will be contacted via email with instructions for completing their application. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 5th.