William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Award


Each year the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) calls for nominations for outstanding performance by graduate student academic employees. All nominations must be sponsored by a faculty member, and each graduate program may submit only one nomination for each appointment category (TA, AI, GRA). The nomination categories are:

Teaching Assistant (TA) (Job code 0063)
Assistant Instructor (AI) (Job code 0045)
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) (Job code 0090)

Award winners will be chosen by a GSA review committee of peer graduate students. Each award recipient will be recognized at the annual Graduate School/University Co-op Awards ceremony. Three awards will be presented in 2016.


All graduate students (master's or doctoral level) are eligible for nomination for a 2016 award if they held the appointment title of Teaching Assistant (0063), Assistant Instructor (0045), or Graduate Research Assistant (0090) at the university during one of the following semesters:  spring 2015, summer 2015, or fall 2015.

Nomination Requirements

Nominations are only accepted using the Graduate School's online awards system. Nominations must be initiated by faculty or an administrative supervisor. Nominators are required to solicit all required documentation from their respective nominees and upload them on their behalf. All the information that committee members are asked to review to make their recommendations comes from the nomination system.


The Student Awards System will direct the nominator to a series of questions regarding the student's performance. The nominator may upload a letter in lieu of responding to the questions provided. For full consideration, the letter must address all the information requested through the questions.

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Submit Nominations

Nominations Open: JAN. 29, 2016 Deadline: FEB. 26, 2016

Nominations and supporting documentation may be submitted via the online awards system.

Danielle Thoma, Program Coordinator


⋆ Dena Afrasiabi⋆ (AI)
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
⋆ Casey Hanson ⋆ (TA)
⋆ Karin Wachter ⋆ (GRA)
Social Work
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For additional information

John Dalton, Assistant Dean


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