Nomination Information - Distinguished Teaching Award
Nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award will open Autumn 2022.
Nominations should address the stated criteria for the award. (You will be asked a series of prompts on the nomination form based upon the criteria).
Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty and alumni. Self nominations are also accepted.
Nominators may nominate only one faculty member each year.
The committee will review all eligible nominations prior to any announcements.
Please be sure to write your responses in a way that describes the faculty member being nominated as well as the nature of his/her/their accomplishments and indicators of excellence and achievement. When you are ready to submit your nomination, please begin by clicking on the box "Submit Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination" below.
After the nomination deadline, submissions will be reviewed for eligibility. Eligibility will be based upon whether the nomination sufficiently addresses the criteria for the award and if the nominee meets the eligibility requirements.
The committee will submit a written recommendation to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and notification regarding the recipient will be sent via email to the campus.
Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, the faculty member must be full-time tenured or tenure-track or be an assistant teaching professor, associate teaching professor, or teaching professor who has over time accumulated a minimum of one year full-time teaching at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Previous recipients are not eligible for the award. The UW Tacoma Distinguished Teaching Award may be received only once per lifetime.
Demonstrates excellence and continued development in own teaching
Integrates scholarship into teaching
Inspires excellence in students
Provides for significant individualized student learning through advising, mentoring, field work, independent study or graduate projects, for example
Integrates a knowledge of community and diversity into teaching and learning in the classroom and/or through such experiences as field work, and service learning
Stimulates and supports active and continuous learning to meet student/learner needs and perspectives using creative instructional methodologies and selection of course content
Demonstrates leadership in course and curriculum development
Information for Nominees
Solicitation of Supporting Material
Upon nomination and confirmation of eligibility, nominees will be asked to submit the following documents electronically to the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs:
Current curriculum vitae
One- to three-page, single-spaced personal statement addressing the criteria for the award. The candidate should include information he or she views as useful to help the committee understand the teaching activities
Three course syllabi that typify the candidate's teaching activity
Any additional supporting documentation (limited to six pages and submitted electronically) the nominee might select to expand upon and exemplify the personal statement or exemplify excellence. Nominees should not solicit course evaluations or testimonials for the award; however, materials previously accumulated in their files are appropriate. If the nominee chooses to submit student or peer evaluations, it would be useful if the evaluations relate to the courses for which syllabi are submitted.
The award recipient will attend and be recognized at the UW Tacoma awards ceremony, the UW Seattle awards ceremony and the UW Tacoma Commencement ceremony
The awardee will chair the Distinguished Teaching Award committee the year after receiving the award