2022 CTL TA Awards Teaching Endorsement Form

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Please complete this form only if an applicant for the 2022 CTL TA Awards has requested a teaching endorsement from you. This form will serve in the place of a written letter of recommendation—please complete the prompts below instead of submitting a written letter of recommendation. This form must be submitted to CTL by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2022. Applications are considered incomplete until applicants have received forms from two references.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of their teaching endorsements. We ask that you consider each question thoroughly. A thoughtful writer will, on average, write at least 1-2 paragraphs per question.

When we use the word ‘teaching’ in this form for face-to-face TAs, we mean any task or duty that involves grading, office hours, lecture/lab/recitation instruction, or generally any other work in which the TA interacts with students in an academic manner. Duties performed as a teaching assistant are considered teaching.

When we use the word ‘teaching’ in this form for online TAs*, we mean any task or duty that involves grading, virtual office hours, web-based synchronous lecture/lab/recitation instruction, responding to students on a discussion board, or generally any other work in which the TA interacts with students in an academic manner. Duties performed as a teaching assistant are considered teaching.

*Courses are considered fully online when all or nearly all of the class sessions are delivered via web-based technologies. Generally, if at least 95% of class time is spent online, a course is considered fully online. These courses do not require students to travel to a classroom for regular instruction; however, the course might require students to travel to a site to attend an orientation, to take exams, or similar activities. This award does exclude hybrid or flipped-classroom courses where students are required to meet with instructors or TAs at a physical location on a regular basis.

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

You can download a copy of these questions as a PDF here.

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


 

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