To highlight and honor the university’s graduate students for their commitment to and excellence in undergraduate instruction, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost initiated the University-wide Graduate Teaching Awards in 1990. The awards honor excellence in all forms of teaching conducted by graduate students, whether it occurs in a classroom, a laboratory, or in a studio. Any currently enrolled graduate student who has served as a GTA, or as instructor of record for at least two semesters, is eligible to be nominated. All nominees will be recognized for their contributions at an invitation only Graduate Teaching Awards Reception at the Colonnade Club.
Included among the awards currently offered are the following:
Distinguished Teaching Awards
- Arts and humanities disciplines, including Architecture
- Social science disciplines, including Education
- Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines
The Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship for Teaching.
The Class of 1985 Fellowship for Creative Teaching
The winners of past awards are as follows:
The Seven Society Graduate Fellowship For Superb Teaching Past Fellows & Honorees (Currently Inactive)