THE 2022 CTL TA AWARDS COMPETITION IS OPEN!

Each year, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) celebrates the contributions to teaching excellence at Georgia Tech made by our graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. The annual awards process opens in January. CTL asks all schools/departments to conduct an internal competition to produce one person in each of the following categories, where applicable:

  1. Graduate Student Instructor of the Year
  2. Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
  3. Undergraduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
  4. Online Head Teaching Assistant of the Year
  5. Online Teaching Assistant of the Year

All school-level winners are invited to apply to the institute-wide TA of the Year competition. We honor all school/department award winners and announce the institute-wide winners at the annual TA and Future Faculty Awards Day.


About the Award Categories

  • Graduate Student Instructor of the Year (GSI): A current graduate student who worked as an instructor of record for at least one term during the award year.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year (GTA): A current graduate student who worked as a teaching assistant for at least one term during the award year.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant of the Year (UTA): A current undergraduate student who worked as a teaching assistant for at least one term during the award year.
  • Online Head TA Award (OHTA): A current student who worked as an online head teaching assistant in a fully online course for at least one term during the award year.
  • Online TA Award (OTA): A current student who worked as an online teaching assistant in a fully online course for at least one term during the award year.

Note: A fully online course means any course where at least 95% of class time is online. Award Year: Spring 2021 thru Fall 2021


Important Dates to Remember

  • Schools select one person to submit for each relevant category.  Schools use an internal process to make selections with no input/influence from CTL.
  • Outstanding TA Submission Period | January 10 to February 4: Designated persons from each school the submit names of internally selected outstanding teaching assistants to CTL. ONLY ONE NAME PER CATEGORY PER SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT
  • School-level Submission Form | Submit Outstanding GSI, GTA, UTA, OHTA, & OTA Names HERE [form requires login with GT credentials]
  • CTL TA Award Application Period | February 7 to February 25: School-level winners who wish to compete for the institute-wide award submit application packets to CTL.
  • GSIs, GTAs, & UTAs | Submit Application HERE [form requires login with GT credentials]
  • OHTAs & OTAs | Submit Application HERE [form requires login with GT credentials]
  • Teaching Endorsements Submitted | February 7 to February 25: Faculty/Staff/Students submit Teaching Endorsements to support a school-level winner participating in the institute-wide award competition. (Submit Teaching Endorsement HERE[form requires login with GT credentials]
  • CTL Internal Review Period | March 7 to March 18
  • Application Review Period | March 18 to April 1
  • 6th Annual TA and Future Faculty Awards Day Ceremony | Wednesday, April 20, 2022 (4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.): Details coming soon

Questions?

Please direct all questions to Dr. Tammy M. McCoy at tammy.mccoy@gatech.edu.