Chet Maleszewski is the recipient of the PTYS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Spring 2016. Chet worked with Dr. Vishnu Reddy in the PTYS/ASTR 170B2 General Education course (Natural Sciences Tier I). This was Dr. Reddy's first large-classroom teaching experience and first general education class; Chet's previous experience as a General Education GTA was especially useful. Chet was nominated for his efforts in involving the undergraduate students with the course material and helping them to succeed. For example, Chet organized and proctored several class review sessions and hosted extended office hours; he worked closely with students who were enrolled with the Disabilities Resource Center. Chet also posted study guides for each lecture and posted them to the course D2L site.
Recipients of the Outstanding GTA Award receive funds of up to $1,000 to support travel to a professional meeting of their choice.