The United Government of Graduate Student (UGGS) is pleased to announce the annual Top Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI) competition for 2016-2017!!

Application Guidelines: A TA or GPTI can be nominated by a faculty member who has regularly observed the nominee conducting classroom activities or has supervised the nominee in planning and evaluating classroom activities. To nominate a TA or GPTI, the nominating faculty member must submit a letter detailing the unique merits of nominee's instructional abilities. This letter should speak to the specifics of how the TA or GPTI functions in the classroom environment, pedagogical methods used, demonstrated grown in teaching skill where applicable, and generally why this nominee stands out. The letter should be typed using standard 12pt font and not exceed two double-spaced pages. Please only include one letter.

Eligibility: Any fee paying graduate or professional student who is enrolled in courses at least half-time at the University of Colorado Boulder is eligible. The student must have worked on a CU course in the 2016-2017 academic year, including Summer 2016) and has regular weekly contact with students in a classroom or laboratory setting.

Logistics: Nominations and letters are due no later than 5pm on Tuesday April 25th, 2017. Please submit the applications to this webform. Announcements will be made of the award winners by Thursday April 27th, 2017, and the award ceremony will be on Wednesday May 3rd from 4:30pm-6:00pm (location TBA).