Graduate assistants receive
Twelve graduate teaching assistants from throughout the University
were recognized by the Seven Society last month as finalists for
the societys Graduate Fellowship for Superb Teaching. Through
the Teaching Resource Center,
the University also awarded four All-University Graduate Teaching
Assistant Awards and two other awards.
other teaching awards based on departmental or faculty recommendations,
nominations for the Seven Society Fellowship are made solely by
former students. More than 100 undergraduates made nominations.
Jonathan Stoltz of the philosophy department received the $7,000
award that recognizes the highest ideals of teaching at the University:
dedication to students, substantial knowledge of the subject matter,
and skill in conveying passion for that knowledge.
other graduate assistants won $5,000 fellowships for superior
teaching: Melin Huang of the physics department won the Frank
Finger Graduate Fellowship, given by the Seven Society, and Daniel
Kent of religious studies won the Class of 1985 Graduate Fellowship
for Creative Teaching, awarded this year for the first time.
of All-University Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards, each carrying
a $1,000 prize for teaching excellence, were: Jacqueline Bussie,
Gail Dempsey, chemical
engineering; Rebecca A. Dillingham, M.D., School
of Medicine; and Charles Irons, history.