iSchool doctoral candidate Jongwook Lee was recently presented with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA) for his work as a lead instructor for LIS2780: Database Concepts last year. The OTAA is awarded annually to outstanding graduate teaching assistants for their distinguished contributions to student learning through excellence in instruction. In order to be eligible to receive the award, nominees had to document their teaching experience in a portfolio and submit a letter of recommendation. Lee received the award on April 13, 2016 at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence.
Lee shares, “This is a very meaningful award to me because I got nominated by and recommendations from my students. I would like to say thank you to all of my students. This award motivates me to make consistent efforts in refining my teaching skills as well as improving my professional and interpersonal skills to effectively mentor students.”