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April 2009

College News

Spring 2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

Each academic year, the UF Graduate School recognizes the best, brightest and most industrious of the University of Florida's graduate
teaching assistants for their work as instructors in the classroom and laboratory.

CLAS is proud to announce that 18 out of 23 of this year's Graduate Teaching Assistant Award winners are from our college. Award winners are chosen based on excellence in teaching. The TAs are nominated by their department, and a faculty committee makes the selections. This year's Graduate Teaching Award winners from CLAS are:

Among the award winners, the most outstanding ones receive the Calvin A. VanderWerf Award, established in memory of the former CLAS dean and chemistry professor. This year, both award winners are from CLAS. Andréa Ferreira from Spanish and Portuguese Studies and Robert McEachnie from History are this year's recipients.

Visit the Graduate School page to learn how to nominate your department's graduate teaching assistants for next year's award.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising Website

Glenn Kepic Assumes Leadership Role for the National Academic Advising

Glenn Kepic, Academic Adviser in the Academic Advising Center of the University of Florida, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Kepic will assume his duties at the end of the NACADA Annual Conference being held in San Antonio, Texas in October, and will serve in this position until October 2012. Kepic will be responsible for providing leadership to NACADA in establishing the vision, strategic plan, and special initiatives of the

NACADA was charted as a non-profit organization in 1979 to promote quality academic advising and professional development in order to ensure the educational development of students. Since then, NACADA has grown to nearly 11,000 members. Today it hosts conferences, publishes a scholarly journal, offers training materials, funds research grants and scholarships, and provides a network for academic advisers.

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