The $500 Distinguished Teaching Award is an extraordinary honor bestowed on those faculty who, regardless of rank, have exhibited a history of excellence in classroom teaching and have demonstrated a quality long-term impact upon their students.
Who is eligible:
Any tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has not previously received a Distinguished Teaching Award.
Who may nominate:
All UM faculty, deans and department chairpersons (no self-nominations.) Documentation may be compiled by the nominee, his or her chairperson, or any faculty member, although it is typically forwarded by the chair.
Unsuccessful nomination information from previous years may be made current and resubmitted.
The best letters of nomination tend to include specific detail that supports the generalizations made about teaching excellence.
You may submit additional materials that could include:
- Evidence of multiple strategies for
good classroom teaching.
- Assessment plans that demonstrate
- Information about authored textbooks
and laboratory manuals used outside UM.
- Authored papers on teaching
techniques in education journals.
- Evidence of students' success
- Short description of presentations
relative to teaching methods.
- Statement of nominee's teaching