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Teaching Awards

WCAS Teaching Awards Ceremony 2022


Each year, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost recognize members of the College's tenure-line and teaching-track faculty for excellence in teaching. Weinberg College in addition recognizes the contributions of outstanding graduate student teachers in the instruction of its undergraduates.

The descriptions below give details about each kind of WCAS teaching award and the materials required to nominate candidates. Beginning in 2021-22, the nomination and selection process has been streamlined.

Step 1: Undergraduates will nominate outstanding teachers

The Dean’s Office will solicit nominations directly from WCAS undergraduates in late fall quarter. Students will be invited to nominate outstanding teachers in Weinberg College using our online nomination form. Student nominations are due by December 5th (if December 5th falls on a weekend, the due date is the following Monday).

Step 2: Student nominations will be forwarded to departments

These student nominations will be forwarded to department chairs and program directors. Departments and programs may take the student nominations into account in selecting their nominee(s). Professors who wish to nominate an outstanding graduate teaching assistant may do so through their departments.

Step 3: Departments will forward their nominations to the Dean’s Office

The deadline for all department nominations and supporting materials to the Dean’s Office is February 15th (if February 15th falls on a weekend, the due date is the following Monday).

Awards for tenure-line College faculty

Awards for teaching-track College faculty

Awards for College graduate student teachers

Be sure to consult the list of previous winners. Teachers who have won within the past five years are ineligible.

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