Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Awards

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Nominations are no longer being accepted.

Recipients of the awards will be announced Spring Quarter.  Thank you for your participation during this year’s award season.


Award Descriptions

The James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities will not be accepting nominations for the 2013-2014 awards season.


Additional Award Information

For more information contact Christine Sugatan at 206.221.3811 or dta@uw.edu


Distinguished Teaching and Excellence in Teaching Awards

Each year, the University of Washington honors several faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for their work with students. Awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria including but not limited to mastery of the subject matter; ability to engage students both within and outside of the classroom; and innovations in course and curriculum design.

Eligibility and Criteria

Eligibility – Distinguished Teaching Award

Current faculty, lecturers, and instructors with the University of Washington Seattle campus are eligible. Visiting faculty are ineligible. Individuals whose appointment is less than 100% FTE are also eligible though breadth and depth of achievement weigh heavily. Each nomination is subject to verification.

  • UW Bothell and UW Tacoma host separate nomination processes. Nominations received for either Bothell or Tacoma will not be forwarded. Please refer to their individual site on how to submit a nomination.

Eligibility – Excellence in Teaching Award

Current graduate teaching assistants from the University of Washington Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses are eligible. Two recipients are selected and each nomination is subject to verification.

Criteria – Distinguished Teaching and Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nominees should exemplify the following:

  • Extensive knowledge and mastery of the subject matter
  • Innovation in course and curriculum design
  • Ability to inspire; guide, and mentor students through independent and creative thinking
  • Service as a mentor, collaborator, and consultant to other faculty and teaching assistants by helping to enrich the scholarship of teaching and learning

Distinguished Teaching Award recipients will contribute to communities of practice at UW by leading and facilitating, with the assistance of the Center for Teaching and Learning, campus-wide opportunities for colleagues.


Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology

Created in 2013 by the Office of the Provost, this award recognizes a current faculty member for improving student learning or engagement through an approach that leverages technology.

Eligibility

Current tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and instructors from the University of Washington Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses are eligible. Visiting faculty are ineligible. Instructors with appointments less than 100% FTE, while eligible, breadth and depth of achievement weigh heavily. Nomination is subject to verification.

UPDATE:  Team nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology are now being accepted.  A team is comprised of 2-12 people, at least one of whom is a full-time faculty member at the UW.

Criteria

In addition to meeting the criteria of Distinguished Teaching Award as listed above, nominees should be able to provide descriptions and concrete examples of how he or she enhances student engagement and learning through innovative ways of integrating technology into their teaching practice and classroom environment.

For examples of technological innovations:


S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award

Thanks to a generous gift from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award is given annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in community-based instruction, including public service internships and community partnership projects. Faculty members from all three University of Washington campuses are eligible.

Eligibility

Active tenure-track and full time instructors from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses.

Criteria

Nominees should exemplify the following:

  • Demonstrates leadership in community-based instruction
  • Actively engages with public service and community partners
  • Ability to integrate community-based experiences with classroom instruction and course work

Additional Awards Information

Self-nominations for any of the above listed awards will not be accepted. Individuals may not be nominated for more than one award. The committee will use discretion if an individual is nominated for two concurrent awards, and will move the nomination to the appropriate award category based on their best judgment. In addition, if a nominee meets and exemplifies the description of a particular award versus another award, the committee will use clear and concise judgment when deciding to move or not to move the individual’s nomination to a more suitable award category.

All submissions will be verified to confirm that individuals are active members of the University of Washington. Hard copy nominations will be considered ineligible and not be accepted. Previous recipients are also ineligible.