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Huzeyfe Demirtas, Jan Swiderski, and Joshua Tignor win Outstanding TA Awards

Posted on: May 24, 2021

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Congratulations to Huzeyfe Demirtas, Jan Swiderski, and Joshua Tignor, who all received the 2021 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Graduate School.

This annual award recognizes teaching assistants “who have made distinguished contributions to Syracuse University by demonstrating excellence in significant instructional capacities, such as classroom teaching, laboratory or studio instruction, leading recitation or discussion sections, or assisting senior faculty members with high-enrollment courses.”

Roughly the top 4% of the university’s TAs receive the award annually, following a nomination process by their home department, and an application process that involves the award candidates presenting a teaching portfolio for review by a University-wide faculty selection committee.