The School of Computer Science recognizes the excellence, and commitment of our teaching assistants (TAs) and the important role that they play in the academic experience of students in the School. The award celebrates the work of TAs who regularly inspire and challenge undergraduate and graduate students.
Winners of summer and fall terms are recognized at the end of fall colloquium reception, and winter term winners are recognized at the reception of the final colloquium of the academic year.
All nominations are kept anonymous, and the nominated TA should not be involved in this process. Nominations can be made through the following online form:
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With the understanding that TAs in different courses perform a variety of duties and fulfill a wide range of responsibilities, candidates should exhibit qualities such as the following:
Nominations must speak to the selection criteria and can be accepted from individuals with direct experience, for instance,
Consideration will be given to all candidates with 2 or more student nominations and who meet the selection criteria. Faculty members are also encouraged to submit nominations; however, evidence of student support is mandatory to be considered for the award.
TAs are prohibited from soliciting nominations for the award. Reporting of such behaviour may result in removal of nominations from consideration. TAs may inform students that the award exists and direct them to the appropriate web link. They may not ask students or faculty directly to nominate them for the award. Faculty and undergraduate students are actively encouraged to engage students in nominating a TA for the award.
Nominations are open in the final two weeks of classes of each term. Review of nominations begins immediately after online nominations close, therefore we are absolutely unable to consider late nominations. Winners are announced in the spring at the reception of the final colloquium of the year.
To be eligible for this award a candidate must meet the following: