The intent of this award is to recognize outstanding teaching and professional involvement with both faculty and students by a graduate teaching assistant at Oregon State University. The recipient will receive a plaque with his or her name engraved on it and an award in the amount of $1,000.  The plaque will be presented during University Day events held in fall 2019.


  1. Will be currently enrolled in their graduate degree program at point of nomination for this award;
  2. The student must be returning to at least 3 credits of enrollment in fall term;
  3. Will have demonstrated excellent professional interaction with faculty and students during his or her GTA tenure;
  4. Will have held a teaching assistantship for at least three terms within the preceding two years; and
  5. Will have demonstrated outstanding teaching based on course evaluations (as reflected in the Summary of Teaching Evaluation Scores or alternate teaching evaluation scores) and 3 letters of support provided by faculty and/or students.

Application Requirements

  • Departments and programs may submit only one nomination. Unit heads/chairs from each degree program (as defined by university major code) may nominate no more than one student (total) per award cycle.
  • Nominations are solicited from students, faculty, department chairs, and/or deans who recognize outstanding contributions from a graduate teaching assistant.
  • All nominations must be submitted by the department head/chair or graduate program director in which the nominee is employed as a GTA.

  Each nomination must include a complete document packet containing all materials listed below.

  1. A cover letter from department head/chair or graduate program director in which the nominee has been employed as a GTA
  2. No more than 2 additional letters of support. Signed and unsigned comments solicited and received as part of the teaching evaluation process are not admissible.
  3. A completed Summary of Courses Taught form, including at least three terms of teaching within the preceding two years
  4. A completed Summary of Teaching Evaluation Scores form, including departmental median scores. In some cases, college median score comparisons may be more applicable.
  5. The nominee's résumé or CV.

  Please submit this document packet as one (1) PDF document attached to the nomination form, using the following file name convention: FROLANDER_NomineeLastName_DEPT.Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations must be submitted by 5PM on March 1, 2019. Awards will be announced by approximately April 30, 2019.

Nomination Form

 Nominations are currently closed for this award.