Barbara Taustine Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
This award is funded by a gift from the husband and children of Barbara Taustine Plattus, a public school teacher and part-time faculty member at UofL who was passionate about English, theater, and teaching. To be considered for this award, GTAs submit a teaching portfolio at the end of the spring semester. The winners are selected by the English Department’s Composition Committee; in recent years, one award has gone to an MA student and one to a PhD student. The amount of the award changes annually based on the endowment.
Congratulations to Hayley Salo and Brittany Smart, winners of the 2020-2021 Plattus Award!
PTL Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing
This award recognizes the outstanding teaching of part-time faculty members in the composition program. The award (currently $250) is funded by the English Department; previously, it was sponsored by Gray's Bookstore until the bookstore closed. To be considered for this award, part-time faculty submit a teaching portfolio at the end of the spring semester. The winners are selected by a committee that includes the previous year’s winner and the assistant directors of the composition program.
Congratulations to Lana Helm, winner of the 2020-2021 PTL Award!