Deadline: TA and PLA Award Nominations

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
11:59 pm

Nominations for the TA and PLA of the Year Awards should be submitted by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. 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 (

These two awards recognize 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. All graduate TAs appointed for at least one semester in the last 12 months are eligible for the TA of the Year Award. 
  • The PLA of the Year award recognizes the contributions of undergraduate students working as instructional assistants and tutors, to undergraduate academic programs at WPI. All undergraduates employed or appointed to provide academic assistance to peers within the last year are eligible; this includes Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs), Senior Tutors, Senior/Student Assistants, Writing Tutors, MASH tutors, Peer Academic Coaches, and all similar positions.