Nomination and Selection Process
Faculty members in at least their fifth year of teaching at Northwestern at the time of nomination are nominated for a University Teaching Award by the deans of the schools or colleges in which they have their principal appointments. The nominations are reviewed by the University Teaching Awards Selection Committee, which is chaired by the Provost and made up of senior faculty members, university administrators, and a student representative. The selection committee submits its recommendations to the President. Appointments are made by the President, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. The appointments are made without regard to the school affiliation of the faculty member.
Current selection committee members may review the nominations on this secure site. NetID login is required.
Nomination materials should include a single PDF file of the following:
- A letter of nomination from the school dean or the departmental chair;
- Current CV of nominee;
- A statement from the nominee setting forth his or her goals as a teacher and assessment of success in meeting those goals;
- A log of all courses taught during the past three years along with a) all student evaluations of those courses and b) all syllabi of those courses; and
- Letters from no more than four currently enrolled undergraduate students and no more than two students who have graduated but who studied under the nominee as undergraduates describing the ways in which the nominee's teaching has significantly facilitated student learning.
The nomination deadline for 2018 University Teaching Awards is Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Please submit a single PDF file of all required materials to email@example.com. For further details on these requirements, please refer to the List of Required Nomination Materials.
The University Teaching Awards are administered by the Office of the Provost. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.