Nominations for the 2017 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are due Monday, March 20, 2017.
For more information about previous years’ awards (2008-2016), including past winners, please see the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards webpage. Questions regarding the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards program may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UT System’s vision as an “institution of the first class” includes a commitment to continuous improvement in the quality of the education its faculty provide to its students. Various programs exist at the institutional and System levels that recognize teaching excellence, but few focus exclusively on undergraduate education. The Board of Regents places the highest priority on undergraduate teaching at System universities. The Regents encourage teaching excellence by recognizing faculty that deliver the highest quality of undergraduate instruction through demonstrated excellence in teaching and a promising future of sustained excellence in all aspects of instruction.
In November 2008, the Board of Regents introduced the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for the academic institutions. The awards are a symbol of the importance placed on the provision of teaching and learning of the highest order. The awards are offered in recognition of those who serve our students in an exemplary manner and as an incentive for others who aspire to such servic
Candidate selection will be a rigorous campus-based process, relying heavily on student and peer faculty evaluations within academic departments followed by various stages of evaluation at the department and college levels. Recommendation from the campus president is required for all candidates.
The materials for each nominee must be no longer than 75 pages and compiled as a single PDF document bearing the nominee’s last name and campus (e.g., Smith-UTARL.pdf). Note that nomination materials will not be returned.
The following evidence must be provided in the nomination packet with additional evidence included at the nominee’s discretion, organized as follows:
1. A cover page listing the following information
2. A Table of Contents
3. Student Learning Outcomes
4. Student Evaluations of Teaching
5. Teaching Evaluations from Non-Student Sources
6. Teaching portfolio prepared by each candidate with the following included
Electronic nominations may be submitted to email@example.com . Alternatively, a CD or USB flash drive containing all of the nomination materials for a campus can be mailed to, The University of Texas System, Office of Academic Affairs, 210 West 6th St., Suite B.140E, Austin, TX, 78701.
Award nominees must clearly demonstrate their commitment to teaching and a sustained capability to deliver excellence to the undergraduate learning experience. The review of portfolios is expected to evaluate teaching excellence using the following criteria:
The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) administers the program on behalf of the UT System Board of Regents. The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs appoints a selection committee to determine the awards. OAA staff reviews and forwards applications to the selection committee for consideration. OAA compiles the results of the committees’ evaluations and develops award recommendations. Members of the Board of Regents make the final determination on the award recipients.
Actual awards are made on the strength of individual faculty, not proportionally by campus. The evaluation of candidates is complete by late April, and institutions and candidates are notified of award decisions in late May. Awardees are presented to the Board of Regents at their meeting in August, and a ceremony follows the meeting. To be eligible to receive the monetary award, selected candidates must be employed at a University of Texas institution as of the date of the distribution of the awards. Past Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award recipients may be eligible for nomination again four years after their most recent award, provided they fully meet the criteria for nomination as described above.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .