Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award text

Linda von Hoene, Kristen Nelson, and Noah Katznelson in the Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching and Resource Center (GSI TRC) were one of the recipient groups of this year’s Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award. Their efforts in launching the Graduate Remote Instruction (GRI) Innovation Fellowship program, on top of pivoting their teaching conference and other GSI workshops to an online format, demonstrate their deep, ongoing commitment to our students and to excellence in teaching.

The award specifically recognizes their efforts with the GRI Innovation Fellowship program. This certificate and training program has played a central role in preparing GSIs for remote teaching and in providing assistance to faculty as they revised their courses for remote instruction in the 2020-21 academic year. 479 graduate students took part in this intensive training to revise a wide range of courses, all with the goal of creating effective remote learning experiences that promoted equity, inclusion, and belonging among students. Nearly every department and every student on the campus has benefited from the program.

The GSI TRC was selected from more than 500 nominations by the Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching. Read more about this award and their fellow awardees on Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times webpage.