Nominations: Teaching Awards

Dear Members of the University Community,

The Center for Teaching and Learning and Undergraduate Academic Affairs invites nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Awards, Excellence in Teaching Awards, and the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to write.  Nominations of past candidates are welcome.  Self-nominations are not accepted.  Previous recipients are ineligible.

Distinguished Teaching Award – is given once during the individual’s lifetime, honors several instructors based on a number of criteria, limited to the extensive knowledge and mastery of the subject matter, ability to inspire, guide and mentor students through independent and creative thinking, and serves as a mentor, collaborator and consultant to other faculty and teaching assistants by helping to enrich the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Excellence in Teaching Award – is given to two graduate teaching assistants for their demonstration of extraordinary ability in the teaching and learning process as a gradaute teaching assistant.

S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award – thanks to generous gift from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, is given annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in community-based instruction, including public service internships and community partnership projects.

Faculty within the University of Washington are eligible to receive this award.

Nominations are accepted via web only.  To begin the nomination process, we ask that you submit your online form at  The deadline for all submissions is Monday, December 12, 2011, 5pm.

For questions regarding the awards process, please email

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