Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching

About the Award

The Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1970 with an endowment from past Texas Exes president Sterling Holloway and his wife, Jean. It has been supplemented over the years by gifts from Jean’s daughter and her grandchildren. Now the award is presented annually to a teacher in the College of Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences.

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The call for 2022-23 nominations is now open. Nominations may be submitted through the form here until 11:59pm on October 14, 2022.

Number of Nominations

Nominations open exclusively to the student body

Nominee Qualifications

This award symbolizes UT Austin’s commitment to teaching excellence and provides the means to recognize and reward an outstanding tenured or tenure-track teacher from the Colleges of Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences. The person selected should demonstrate warmth of spirit, a concern for society and for the individual, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging his or her students to independent inquiry and creative thought, as well as a respect for the understanding of the permanent values of our culture.

Eligible nominees must be in good standing with the university.

Nomination Materials Required

Forms and nomination instructions available here

Questions regarding the award may be submitted to Alyssa Sanchez

Award Amount

A cash honorarium of $4,500* is awarded.

*Amount of honorarium varies depending on endowment income

Past Recipients

List of previous recipients.

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MAI 201, Mailcode G1000

Mailing Address

Executive Vice President and Provost
Faculty Affairs
110 Inner Campus Drive, G1000
Austin, Texas 78701