MEMORANDUM

To: Academic Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Faculty
From: Professor Edward Finegan; Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching
Date: May 13, 2014
Subject: 2015 University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Call for Nominations

The Center for Excellence in Teaching invites every department across the University to nominate one teaching assistant or assistant lecturer for USC’s highest teaching award presented to graduate students. The University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award emphasizes the critical role of teaching in USC’s mission. At the 2015 Academic Honors Convocation three awards will be presented to graduate students who have exhibited exceptional excellence in their classroom or laboratory instruction and other guidance of undergraduate students. Each award carries a $1,000 prize.

The required documents for the 2014 University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award are listed here.

Nomination deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014

Please note that at a special reception on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 all nominees will be honored with an award and citation in recognition of their excellence in teaching. Hence, all departments are encouraged to submit a nomination to help honor teaching excellence among graduate students.

Please send a pdf of the nomination materials to usccet@usc.edu

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Coyle at (213) 821- 3925 or coyle@usc.edu