Graduate Student Representative on the Graduate Program Committee in Sociology (2009-2010)
I was selected by the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia to serve on the Graduate Program Committee as a Graduate Student Representative. The purpose of the committee is to review and potentially improve the overall graduate program in the Sociology Department. As teaching is an important part of the graduate program and the majority of graduate students are teaching assistants, teaching is often an important topic at the committee meetings. As the student representative, I provide the graduate student perspective on teaching in the department, and work with the faculty members to improve graduate teaching.
Future Faculty Program (2009-2010)
I was selected to participate in the Future Faculty Program offered through the Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia as one of only fifteen graduate teaching assistants receiving the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The aim of the program is to promote interaction of teaching assistants from many different disciplines to share their ideas on various topics in higher education. In conjunction with this program, I gave a presentation on being a Teaching Assistant at the campus-wide orientation for graduate teaching assistants.
University of Georgia Sociology Department Professional Seminar Presenter (2008)
As the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Sociology Department, I was asked to present to the incoming graduate class on the roles and expectations of being a graduate teaching assistant.