University of Iowa News Release
Release: April 16, 2003
UI Names Outstanding Teaching Assistants
The University of Iowa has named 25 teaching assistants the winners of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards for 2002-03. Winners receive a certificate of achievement and $1,000. They will be honored at an award reception Friday, April 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Iowa Memorial Union Stateroom.
The awards have been given each year since 1988 by the Council on Teaching. The awardees are teaching assistants who taught for at least one semester during the spring, summer, or fall of 2002. Nominations for the awards are sought from students, faculty, colleagues, departmental officers, and deans.
Lola Lopes, associate provost for undergraduate education, said the awards honor the teaching assistants for their dedication to undergraduate teaching and for their outstanding service to the university.
"Teaching assistants help us provide small-class experiences for every student in critical courses like rhetoric," she said. "They also run discussion sections for large lectures and they staff resources like the Writing Lab and the Math Lab. TA accessibility and enthusiasm are much valued by undergraduates in all our programs."
The 2002-03 Outstanding Teaching Assistants are:
Tippie College of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Carver College of Medicine
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