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Maize Arendsee Receives Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA)

Published April 7, 2015

Maize Arendsee (FSU Art MFA ’15) has received a 2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA) from The Program for Instructional Excellence at Florida State University. According to the FSU Graduate School, Maize is the first teaching assistant from the Art Department to receive this prestigious award.

OTAA recipient Maize Arendsee interacting with students during a class art critique.

OTAA recipient Maize Arendsee interacting with students during a class art critique.

Each year, six graduate students are selected for this university-wide award, which is designed to encourage and reward excellence in teaching and to recognize the contributions that graduate students make to the teaching and learning mission of Florida State University. The committee considers criteria such as continued improvement of teaching practice, engaging in professional growth and leadership, facilitating and inspiring student learning, and other unique qualities that set the nominee apart as a teaching assistant.

Maize will be recognized, along with the other OTAA recipients, at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on Wednesday, April 8th MaizePIEat 3:30pm at the FSU Alumni Center.
She was also recognized at the College of Fine Arts Awards Reception for receiving the Florence Teaching Award, a highly competitive fellowship that provides the recipient with a one-semester studio art teaching assignment at the FSU Florence Study Center in Italy.