Zachary Buchin, a graduate student in Cognitive Psychology, is a recipient of the 2020 University Teaching Award – the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
The Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching were established to recognize excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first- and second-year students. In 1990, the University expanded the purview of the Tanner Awards to recognize excellence in the teaching of undergraduates by graduate teaching assistants.
Zach, along with 24 other faculty members and graduate students, have been named winners of Carolina’s 2020 University Teaching Awards. The University Committee on Teaching Awards, which oversees the selection process, encouraged students to nominate deserving faculty and graduate teaching assistants for the awards. The committee specifically sought nominations with a commitment to care of our students, outstanding mentorship, and effective use of classroom methods. The winner of the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant receives a one-time stipend of $5,000 and a framed citation. Zach will also be recognized at half-time of the UNC-Wake Forest men’s basketball game on March 3, 2020 and will be honored at an awards banquet on April 21, 2020. Congratulations to Zach on this well-deserved honor!