Center for Teaching and Learning

Nomination process & timeline

Each year we ask the UW community to recognize outstanding teaching by nominating current faculty members, graduate TAs, and graduate instructors for a Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology, or an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Below is a summary of the Teaching Award nomination process and timeline.

Nomination process

Step 1: Submit an online nomination

The Teaching Award Selection Committee accepts nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology, and the Excellence in Teaching Award every October and November.  Please see the timeline below for exact dates.

Students, staff, and faculty members are encouraged to nominate current UW faculty, lecturers, instructors, and graduate student instructors for a teaching award.

See our award descriptions page for information about eligibility and criteria.

Successful submissions will be descriptive, reflecting the impact the instructor has had on the student academic experience through teaching, mentoring, innovations with technology, service, and more.

Nomination Form

Step 2: Award nominees are notified

Teaching Award nominees are notified by email and publicly listed on CTL’s Teaching Award nominees page in December. See the timeline below for exact dates.

Step 3: Nominees submit supporting materials

Teaching award nominees must submit a complete package of supporting materials by mid-January. Please see the timeline below for exact dates.

For instructions and a list of required materials see: How to submit supporting materials.

2019-20 Timeline

  • October 7 – November 13, 2019: Teaching Award Committee accepts online nominations for the 2019 DTA, DTA-I and ETA awards.
  • November 25, 2019: Nominees are notified by email and publicly listed on CTL’s Teaching Award nominees page.
  • November 25, 2019 – January 21, 2020: Complete nomination packages are due by January 21 at 12:00 p.m.  For instructions see: How to submit supporting materials.
  • Spring quarter 2020: Award recipients are publicly listed on CTL’s Teaching Award recipients page.

Questions?

See our FAQs page or contact Christine Sugatan at dta@uw.edu