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 PhD students Michael Benjamin and Rachel Morgan and MA student Kylee Auten, winners of the 2022-2023 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 Dr. Walker Smith, winner of the 2022-2023 PTL Award!