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Accepting Nominations for TA and PLA of the Year

February 14, 2022

Reminder, the deadline for nominations for TA and PLA of the Year is this Friday, February 18th.

We are seeking nominations for two awards recognizing the contributions of students to the quality of WPI's Undergraduate academic programs:

  • The TA of the Year award recognizes the contributions of a graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) to undergraduate education at WPI.
  • The PLA of the Year award recognizes the contributions of undergraduate students working as  Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs), or similar undergraduate instructional assistants and tutors, to undergraduate academic programs at WPI.

All graduate TAs appointed for at least one semester in the last 12 months are eligible for the TA of the Year Award.  All undergraduates employed or appointed to provide academic assistance to peers within the last year are eligible, this includes Peer Learning Assistants, Senior Tutors, Senior Assistants, Writing Tutors, MASH tutors, Peer Academic Coaches, and all similar positions. People who wish to recognize undergraduate students in these teaching positions are asked to nominate them for the PLA Award rather than the Student Employee of the Year awards.

An effective nomination typically consists of letters from faculty or supervisors and from students. Letters should be sent, either individually or as a package, to The Morgan Teaching and Learning Center (morgan-center@wpi.edu) by Friday, February 18, 2022.

Thank you for helping WPI recognize our outstanding student teachers.