Undergraduate Learning Assistant Award

Number Awarded: 2

Monetary Award: $500

Undergraduate Learning Assistant Awards are made to undergraduate learning assistants (ULAs) who have distinguished themselves by the care they have given and the skill they have shown in meeting their classroom and/or teaching laboratory responsibilities. The essential purpose of the citation is to bring college-wide recognition to the best of the ULAs and, by so doing, to underline the qualitative contribution which they are making to the undergraduate program.

To be eligible for this award, each candidate must:

  1. be or have been enrolled as an undergraduate student in good standing in the College of Natural Science (NatSci)
  2. have held a ULA position for a minimum of one semester during the preceding calendar year of nomination.
  3. have not previously received this award

Individual departments will ordinarily make a single nomination each year, but the larger departments may make as many as three. 

Nominations must be endorsed by the chairperson/director of the unit in which the ULA's instructional responsibilities have been discharged. When this is not the department/program in which the nominee is a candidate for a degree, the chairperson/director of the degree department/program must endorse the nomination.

The nominator, who is usually the faculty member who has supervisory responsibility for the ULA, must provide a nomination letter showing evidence of excellence in teaching (maximum 500 words); up to 3 supporting letters (1-page; maximum 500 words) from students, other ULAs, TA graduate students or other professors to whom they may have served as a ULA and ULA’s CV.

Nomination Form (Word)

Past Recipients:

  • 2018 - Sarah Klanderman, Mathematics
  • 2018 - Matthew Kolp, Plant Biology