Center for Teaching and Learning

How to submit supporting materials

  1. See the table below for a list of required forms and materials for each award.
  2. Compile and send all forms and supporting materials as one PDF file to dta@uw.edu (please do not submit a PDF portfolio).
    • Files must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
    • We can not accept late files, individually submitted items or hard copies.

Required materials by award type

Distinguished Teaching Award  Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology
  • 2020 Nomination Summary
  • Distinguished Teaching Award Checklist 2020
  • Course List and Evaluations DTA 2020

*Forms will be available for download November 25th.

  • 2020 Nomination Summary
  • DTA Innovation Award Checklist 2020
  • DTA Innovation Award Team Checklist 2020
  • Course List and Evaluations DTA 2020

*Forms will be available for download November 25th.

Excellence in Teaching Award  James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities
  • 2020 Nomination Summary
  • Excellence in Teaching Award Checklist 2020
  • Teaching Reflection:
    Submit a 250-400 word essay telling us about a value, purpose, event or memory that shapes your teaching.

*Forms will be available for download November 25th.

  • 2020 Nomination Summary
  • James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities Checklist 2020
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement (250-400 word limit)

*Forms will be available for download November 25th.

Frequently asked questions

Nomination Summary Form

What if the department does not have a chair or dean?
Use the name of the current or interim chair or dean.

Who should receive a copy of the congratulatory letter?
Associate deans, divisional deans, and other administrators or senior colleagues.


Award Checklists

Who should provide the letters of support?

  • Letters of support need not be limited to the nominee’s department or school/college.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students can provide a supporting letter.

Who is considered a “current student”?
Any student currently enrolled at the UW.

Can alumni provide letters of support?
Yes, if they have graduated in the last year.

How should the letters of support be addressed?
Dear Teaching Awards Committee.


DTA and DTA-I Course List and Evaluations

How many courses/evaluations should be included?

  • Faculty must include evaluations for every course taught within the last three years.
  • If evaluations were not administered for a course, the course should still be listed. (A separate page may be used to compile non-evaluated courses)
  • If your school or college uses an alternative evaluation system apart from those provided by the Office of Educational Assessment, please include those evaluations.

If you have additional questions, please send them to dta@uw.edu.