Frequently Asked Questions

Teaching Award Questions

What does a recipient of the teaching awards receive?

Generally, award recipients receive a cash award ranging from $3000-$5000.

How do I submit a nomination?

All nominations must be submitted online. The form is fairly simple to navigate. If you are unable to submit an online nomination, please contact the Teaching Awards Committee at dta@uw.edu.

Who can nominate an instructor, staff member, or graduate student?

Any individual affiliated with the University may nominate; this includes alumni. You do not need to have any direct association with the nominee’s department or work.  However, it is ideal that alumni who do submit nomination be a recent graduate and one who can attest to the nominees recent teaching experience.

If I submitted a nomination last year but he/she didn’t receive the award, may I resubmit the nomination?

Yes. However, you will need to complete a new online submission form. Nominations from previous years are not forwarded.

Is my nomination shared with the nominee or nominee’s department?

You have the option to check a box on the online nomination form as to whether or not to keep your information confidential.  If for your example, you checked “yes,” your name will be forwarded to the department.  It will be at their discretion to contact you should they need your assistance.  Otherwise, all other information is considered confidential.

How many nominations may be submitted for any one individual?

There is no limit has to how many nominations are submitted for any person. However, we do like to remind people that quantity is not a factor when it comes to the committee’s decision-making. We encourage the nominations to be descriptive, giving us insight as to how that individual embodies the nature of the award.

Do you grant nomination extensions?

No. Due to the timeliness and process in which information is received, we are unable to grant extensions. The website will not accept nominations after the deadline. For additional questions, please contact the Teaching Awards Committee at dta@uw.edu.

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