Kinesiology Student Named UNC Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

Kinesiology master’s student Kaitie Wilkers has been named a UNC Charlotte Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) for 2018-19.

The Graduate School hosts the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award annually to honor top TAs nominated by faculty supervisors for their work. The awards, presented at the doctoral and master’s levels, recognize outstanding and innovative teaching techniques.

Wilkers said she focuses on helping students “learn material instead of memorizing topics for an exam.”

Graduate Teaching Assistants play an important role, assisting department chairpersons, faculty members, and other professional staff by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, including teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers.

Dr. Judith Krauss coordinates efforts to support graduate teaching assistants through the Center for Graduate Life, including Graduate Teaching Assistant training offered at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. She also offers workshops on a variety of teaching-related issues each semester.

Graduate students interested in obtaining a graduate research or teaching assistantship should contact their academic department directly. For more information about administrative assistantship opportunities, please visit The Graduate School’s Funding for Graduate Education pages.