Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL)

TA Teaching Awards

Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant

This program was established in 1998 to recognize the exemplary contributions made by graduate teaching assistants (TAs) to excellence in undergraduate education, and is administered by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL).


Applicants must be USF TAs who have:

  • completed a minimum of one year of graduate study at USF
  • been a TA for at least two USF course sections prior to the time of application
  • been a TA for the current academic year
  • not previously won the TA Teaching Award (Honorable Mentions may apply)

Program Goals & Format

The goals of the TA Award program are to:

  • provide TAs a visible incentive to develop a commitment to student success and excellence in undergraduate instruction,
  • encourage talented TAs to develop electronic teaching portfolios that document and demonstrate their teaching commitment and effectiveness,
  • formally acknowledge TAs for outstanding instructional accomplishments, and
    publicize the accomplishments of TAs at USF and to enhance the esteem in which teaching by graduate students is held as an integral component of the professional preparation of graduate students.

Awards will be granted in four categories: Arts and Humanities, Education/Business/Social Science, Health/Medicine/Behavioral Science, and STEM. The winner in each category will be granted a $1,000 stipend. Honorable mentions will also be selected in each category and will be recognized.

2023 Application Deadline & Important Dates

Applications for the 2023 TA Awards are due by Friday, February 24th, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Click here to submit your application: 


Application Components

The application for the TA award is submitted as an e-portfolio. Click here to view the required components of the e-portfolio.


Applications will be scored using this rubric.


Training and Workshops

Google Sites is convenient and intuitive. However, applicants may wish to consult this online tutorial. Remember to adjust the privacy setting so that it is visible to anyone with the link (and test it using a browser that is NOT signed in as you).

Applying for the TA Teaching Award (virtual Teams workshop): Learn how to use Google Sites to house your e-Portfolio and gain insights into how to craft your application materials for maximum effect. 

Consultations for the 2023 award will be held on the following dates:




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