for the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Awards, the Joe and Bettie Branson Ward Endowed Excellence Award, the William David Blunk Memorial Professorship, the Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship, and the Academy of Distinguished Teachers
A faculty member must have a continuing appointment at the University of Texas at Austin in the year subsequent to their selection.
- All final nomination packages shall be submitted electronically to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost via UT Box from the respective dean's office. The Provost will invite the award coordinator to UT Box for submission.
- If there is more than one nominee in any category the dean should provide a ranking of the nominees. The dean's ranking may be uploaded to UT Box with the awards packets or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org including names of nominees and their associated department and category.
- All required nomination documents must be received at the provost’s office by the respective deadline or the nomination may not be considered.
Nomination Package Requirements
A PDF of the below information can be downloaded by clicking here.
Submit parts one through three (or four optionally) as separate documents with the following information:
Title of PDF: “Lastname-Awardname-Part 1”
Bookmark each section of the PDF to reflect the Table of Contents.
- Cover page listing the following information:
- Nominee’s name
- Department name
- Contact information
- Table of Contents
- Teaching Portfolio:
- Curriculum vitae (A biographical sketch of selected accomplishments relevant to the award criteria; 2-4 pages)
- A statement of teaching philosophy, objectives, and outcomes that demonstrate a commitment to teaching (2-4 pages)
- Syllabus of a recent course
- Course materials that demonstrate ongoing pedagogical improvement and innovation (limit 10 pages)
- Student Evaluations of Teaching:
- Letters of support from students (between 2 and 4)
- Teaching Evaluations from Non-Student Sources:
- Letter of support from dean of the college
- Letter of support from chair of the department
- Letter(s) of support from peer faculty (no more than 2)
Part Two: Course Instructor Surveys
Title of PDF: “Lastname-Awardname-Part 2-CIS"
Nominees are to submit CIS summary sheets and all CIS written comments from the last two years of teaching, compiled into a single PDF. Please use the summary sheets to separate the comments by course.
Part Three: Course Data
Title of PDF: “Lastname-Awardname-Part 3-Course Data”
- Course Data Sheet: Authorized users for Faculty Profile will now be able to download CIS data into an Excel spreadsheet for use in the award packet. The report should include all organized teaching courses taught in the last three years. This process will replace the previous spreadsheet template that was supplied by the Provost’s Office. For each faculty member, go to the ‘Courses’ tab in their Faculty Profile. Click on Download Teaching Awards Report link located above the table displaying the course information. This link can be found on the both Organized and Individual Instruction page. Please sort the spreadsheet in reverse chronological order before inserting as a PDF into the award packet.
- Course Descriptions: Briefly describe the courses taught by the nominee in the last three years. Course descriptions may include the course ID, title, mode of delivery, type of students to whom the course was delivered, relationship to curriculum and degree requirements, etc.
Part Four (optional): Supplemental Materials
Title of PDF: “Lastname-Awardname-Part 4-Supplemental”
Nominees may submit supplemental materials as desired.
Incomplete, late, or incorrectly formatted nominations may not be considered.
Q: How are CIS scores used in the selection process?
A: The university-wide teaching awards selection process is an annual holistic assessment that evolves with each new selection committee formed from faculty across the disciplines. The committees are instructed to review the chartered guidelines for each award with the autonomy to then create an assessment matrix with CIS scores potentially being one component of the assessment. What we seek with the infusion of new faculty and a freshly interpreted holistic selection processes is that awards will reflect the evolution of teaching excellence in its many diverse forms on campus.
Q: How should recommendation letters be addressed?
A: Address letters of recommendation to “Award Name Selection Committee”