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UMaine Grad Assistants Receive Teaching Awards

Contact: Jeff St. John, (207) 581-3477

ORONO, Maine — The UMaine Center for Teaching Excellence has honored graduate teaching assistants Anna J. Schliep and Adam Barker-Hoyt with 2009 Teaching Assistant Awards.

Schliep, a Bangor native, who teaches in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will receive the Teaching Instructor Collaboration Award. Barker-Hoyt, of Veazie, Maine, will receive the Teaching Instruction Award; he teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Teaching Instructor Collaboration Award is given to teaching assistants who demonstrate an exceptional level of commitment to professional development, show strong collaboration skills and exhibit a mastery of appropriate instructional techniques.

The Teaching Instruction Award recognizes outstanding teaching assistants who demonstrate a high degree of professional skill and knowledge, and who achieve excellent learning outcomes in the classroom.

Each award includes an Exemplary Teaching Instruction Certificate and a Book Award. The awards will be conferred at the Graduate Board-Graduate Student Government meeting on Thursday, April 30 in Stodder Hall on the Orono campus.

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