Recognition for Outstanding Teaching Assistants

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Christopher Micek TA of the Year

Provost Winston Soboyejo , TA of the Year Christopher Micek, Associate Dean Alexander Wyglinski, President Grace Wang, and Secretary of the Faculty Mark Richman

Recognition for Outstanding Teaching Assistants

The Morgan Teaching and Learning Center and the offices of Graduate Studies and Undergraduate Studies were pleased to honor two graduate Teaching Assistants at the Faculty Awards Convocation on April 28.

Christopher Micek Receives TA of the Year

Christopher Micek, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, has been chosen as the 2023 Teaching Assistant of the Year. He has been described as proactive, meticulous, knowledgeable, and dedicated.  The faculty who worked with Christopher were impressed by his commitment to the course and how it was taught to the students, making sure that each one of them was learning the material and capable of tackling the assigned project work.  Faculty have noted how Christopher went above and beyond his expected duties to become knowledgeable and instrumental with respect to the success of the course, even re-learning some of the subject matter such that he could better serve the students. Faculty commended Christopher’s incredible level of meticulousness in his work and ensuring students always have access to the information they need in the course. The students were very appreciative of Christopher’s constant support in their success in their courses.

Paul Pacheco Receives Honorable Mention
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Paul Pacheco honorable mention

Paul Pacheco Receives Honorable Mention

Paul Pacheco of the Social Sciences and Policy Studies Department was also recognized for his excellence in going above and beyond to support students and faculty. One of his nominators wrote:I’ve heard of outstanding TAs who stay late to help students learn hard material, work on new ways to explain complex concepts, or otherwise make fantastic guest lectures that move the crowd of students. Paul is this TA, but I think where he really shines is behind the scenes, working with me, a faculty member, to increase the teaching, clarity, and rigor of the actual course itself. No TA I’ve ever heard of has ever gone so far above and beyond.”

Congratulations to both Christopher and Paul!