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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.

Selection committee members will review the nominations on Box.

Nomination materials should include a single PDF file of the following:

The deadline for 2019 University Teaching Awards nominations has been extended to Friday, March 8, 2019 (originally March 1). Please submit a single PDF file of all required materials to teachingawards@northwestern.eduFor 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