Distinguished Teaching Award
The $500 Distinguished Teaching Award is an extraordinary honor bestowed on those faculty who, regardless of rank, have exhibited a history of excellence in classroom teaching and have demonstrated a quality long-term impact upon their students.
Who is eligible:
Any tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has not previously received a Distinguished Teaching Award.
Who may nominate:
All UM faculty, deans and department chairpersons (no self-nominations.) Documentation may be compiled by the nominee, his or her chairperson, or any faculty member, although it is typically forwarded by the chair.
- Please use the link below to submit a nomination form
- Nomination letter (limited to two pages).
- Letters of recommendations 1-3
Unsuccessful nomination information from previous years may be made current and resubmitted.
The best letters of nomination tend to include a specific detail that supports the generalizations made about teaching excellence.
Additional materials (optional):
You may submit additional materials that could include:
- Evidence of multiple strategies for good classroom learning.
- Assessment plans that demonstrate student learning.
- Information about authored textbooks and laboratory manuals used outside UM.
- Authored papers on teaching techniques in education journals.
- Evidence of students' success following graduation.
- Short description of presentations relative to teaching methods.
- Statement of nominee's teaching philosophy.
Submit nomination using Submittable:
Office of the Provost
University Hall 126
No award was given