Nominate an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI)

Nominate an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI)

Nominating Physics Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors (OGSIs)

We will begin accepting nominations for 2014-2015 Physics Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors (OGSIs) late Fall 2014. Deadline to submit 2014-2015 Physics GSI Nominations will be early March 2015.

All Spring 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 Physics GSIs are eligible, except previous OGSI winners. Click “previous OGSI winners" for an accumulative OGSI list online or consult the list posted on the bulletin board outside 372 LeConte.

Criteria for the Award are:

  • overall effectiveness as an instructor
  • capacity to motivate and inspire students
  • skills in presenting course material
  • skills in organizing and developing course material
  • command of the subject area
  • instructor evaluations

The GSI Teaching and Resource Center will host a reception to honor OGSI winners from all departments in early May 2015. The Department will present the award certificates to the Physics OGSIs at our graduation ceremony in May. Besides a certificate of commendation from Graduate Division, each OGSI receives a monetary award, plus a membership in the American Association of Physics Teachers.

You can make a nomination in one of three ways:

1. Paper Nomination Form

  • OGSI nomination forms will be available in 370 LeConte when we begin accepting 2014-2015 Physics OGSI nominations, OR

  • Download a pdf version here when the form is available.

2. Email your nomination to sakima@berkeley.edu with the following information:

Thank You!!!

  • Subject: 14-15 OGSI NOMINATION – GSI’s LASTNAME

  • GSI's Name

  • Semester and course for which you had the nominated GSI

  • Please state your reasons for the nomination. Comments and examples regarding your nominee’s effectiveness as an instructor, capacity to motivate and inspire students, skills in presenting course material or in organizing and developing course material would be helpful.

  • Your name and status (e.g. undergraduate or graduate student, fellow GSI, faculty, staff, other)