Call for Nominations: TA and PLA of the Year

Department(s):

The Morgan Teaching and Learning Center is soliciting 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/Student Assistants, Writing Tutors, MASH tutors, Peer Academic Coaches, and all similar positions. 

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 Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Members of the selection committee for TA and PLA  Awards: Arne Gericke (Undergraduate Studies), Rudra Kafle (Associate Director, TA and PLA Development), Zoe Reidinger (Associate Director, TA and PLA Development), Alex Wyglinski (Graduate Studies), undergraduate student representative