Cast your ballot for your favorite GSI
Voting has started to select two outstanding graduate student instructors (GSI) at the School of Information for teaching awards from Yahoo!
Yahoo! initiated the annual awards in 2009. Two GSIs who have demonstrated exemplary dedication, enthusiasm, technical expertise, and communication skills will be selected. Nominations are due Tuesday, April 19. The awards are:
- Yahoo! Students’ Choice Award — All GSIs from SI who taught this past fall or winter semester are eligible for a Yahoo! Students’ Choice Award. Undergraduate and graduate students are asked to nominate the GSI who exhibits the highest degree of excellence in teaching. Students are also asked to provide a brief statement about the nominee with their vote. Students are asked to vote here.
- Yahoo! Innovative Teaching with Technology Award — SI faculty have nominated two GSIs, Eytan Bakshy and Jude Yew, based on their innovative use of technology in the classroom. Undergraduate and graduate students who had Eytan for SI 182 (winter) and/or Jude for SI 422 (winter) are asked to vote and to provide a brief statement about why the GSI should receive the award. Students in these two courses will receive the URL for voting by e-mail.
In 2010, John Lin received the Students’ Choice Award and Grace (Young Joo) Jeon received the Innovative Teaching with Technology Award.
The SI Doctoral Program administers the award program. Nominations and support materials will be collected for review by Stephanie Teasley, director of the doctoral program. The SI Doctoral Committee will review nominations and select the two recipients. Awardees will be publicly announced on this blog and at the SI Research Celebration on May 2.
For more information, contact Sue Schuon, assistant director of the doctoral program, at email@example.com.Explore posts in the same categories: Faculty, Students