College/School and Departmental Teaching Awards

ARCHITECTURE

Annual Award for Outstanding Teacher
A joint faculty/student committee receives nominations from students & faculty and selects a faculty member using the following criteria: teacher dedication, curriculum vitae, student evaluations, and letters of recommendation from faculty, colleagues or former students. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Annual Award for Outstanding Teacher



BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Joe D. Beasley Teaching Excellence Award
Designed to recognize teaching excellence in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program. A Faculty Selection Committee appointed by the Dean makes the final selection from the faculty of the Graduate School of Business who have taught or are teaching MBA core courses. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Joe D. Beasley Teaching Excellence Award

College of Business Administration Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation
Designed to honor CBA faculty members who have demonstrated innovation in teaching including technique and content of methodology. The selection is made by a Faculty Selection Committee which is appointed by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the College of Business Administration Foundation Advisory Council Award for Teaching Innovation

College of Business Administration Foundation Award for Excellence in Education
*Effective 2000-01, the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education was combined with the Jack Taylor Teaching Excellence Award to form one award, The Excellence in Education Award. This award recognized teaching excellence and significant contributions made to education over an extended career period. It was awarded to senior faculty members and focused on career-long accomplishments. The decision was made by a Faculty Selection Committee which was appointed by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the College of Business Administration Foundation Award for Excellence in Education

Excellence in Education Award
Effective 2000-01, the Jack Taylor Teaching Excellence Award was combined with the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education to form one award. The Excellence in Education Award was first presented in 2000-01. This award is offered in alternate years. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Excellence in Education Award

Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence
The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward teaching excellence among the Assistant Instructors of the McCombs School of Business. A Faculty Selection Committee appointed by the Dean chooses the recipient. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence

Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Teaching Excellence Award
This award was designed to honor faculty members holding the rank of Assistant Professor or higher who teach large undergraduate classes; who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching through use of multi-media or special materials; and who motivate and inspire students. This faculty member is chosen annually by a Faculty Selection Committee appointed by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Teaching Excellence Award

Jack C. Taylor Teaching Excellence Award
*Effective 2000-01, the Jack Taylor Teaching Excellence Award was combined with the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education to form one award, The Excellence in Education Award. This was a senior teaching excellence award for members of the faculty who had demonstrated teaching excellence. The decision was made by a Faculty Selection Committee which was appointed by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Jack C. Taylor Teaching Excellence Award

Trammell College of Business Administration (CBA) Foundation Teaching Award for Assistant Professors
Designed to encourage and recognize teaching excellence by an Assistant Professor as evidenced by their service to the department and the College, based on participation in course instructor surveys, written peer evaluations, and evidence of conformity with academic rules and procedures. Nominations from department chairmen will be forwarded to the Dean who will appoint a committee of tenured faculty to make recommendations. The Dean and the Chairman of Awards Committee of the CBA Foundation Advisory Council will make recommendations to the full membership of the CBA Foundation Advisory Council. Approval will be decided by the majority vote of the CBA council as a whole. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Trammell College of Business Administration (CBA) Foundation Teaching Award for Assistant Professors

Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to Executive Education non-degree programs and will be granted to a member of the McCombs School faculty who demonstrates remarkable performance and commitment in teaching, contribution to Executive Education programs, and contribution to business development. The recipient is selected by the Faculty Selection committee appointed by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education


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COMMUNICATION

The Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Communication Foundation Advisory Council
Students or faculty may nominate any faculty member in the College of Communication. All nominees that are contacted are requested to provide student evaluations for the past 4 semesters and asked to submit a statement of contribution to the field of communication. The selection is made by a committee of faculty & students representing all departments which is appointed by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of The Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Communication Foundation Advisory Council


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EDUCATION

Dean's Distinguished Faculty Award
Selection is made by a college-wide committee to award outstanding teaching, research, and service. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Dean's Distinguished Faculty Award

Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award
Departments solicit from students and faculty nominations for tenured faculty members to recognize distinguished records of teaching, at the undergraduate or graduate level, sending forward to the Dean one name from each department. Cash award and memento.

Past Recipients of the Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award


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ENGINEERING

Engineering Foundation Faculty Award (This award was discontinued)
Ten awards are presented annually to faculty who demonstrate leadership in developing programs of distinction, exhibit excellence in teaching, demonstrate research competence, provide research & development funds, and give generously of professional time for administration & counseling. Nominees are recommended to the Engineering Foundation Advisory Council Board of Grants recommendations by the department chairmen & the dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Engineering Foundation Faculty Award

Engineering Foundation Awards for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor
Nominees for must hold the rank of Assistant Professor and be planning to teach in the College of Engineering in the coming year. The award requires a demonstration of teaching effectiveness based on course/instructor surveys, a concern for students, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to independent inquiry. Nominations can be submitted by any engineering student or member of the faculty. A College Selection Committee then makes recommendation to Dean for approval. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Engineering Foundation Awards for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor

Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award
Designed to honor a faculty member of College of Engineering with the rank of Assistant Professor or above, who shows leadership in advancing the profession of engineering. Nominations are made by the faculty and members of the practicing engineering profession. Nominations are then screened by the department Budget Council and reviewed by a committee chaired by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award

The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching
Designed to honor an outstanding faculty member who has dedicated time and energy in abundance to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The nominees are selected by faculty and students and submitted by the Department Committee Chairmen to a College Selection Committee which makes recommendation to the Dean for approval. Cash award.

Past Recipients of The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching


Engineering Departmental Teaching Awards

Lockheed Aerospace Engineering Departmental Teaching Award
Designed to honor one faculty member from the Aerospace Engineering Department for teaching accomplishments. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Engineering Departmental Teaching Awards

Biomedical Engineering Teaching Excellence Award
Designed to honor one faculty member at the assistant professor level in the department of biomedical engineering. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Excellence Award

Chemical Engineering Departmental Teaching Award (This award was discontinued)
Designed to honor one faculty member from the Chemical Engineering Department for teaching accomplishments. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering Teaching Award

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Departmental Teaching Award
Designed to honor one faculty member from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering for teaching accomplishments.Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Departmental Teaching Award

Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Teaching Award
Designed to honor one faculty member from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department for teaching accomplishments. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Teaching Award

Mechanical Engineering Departmental Teaching Award
Designed to honor one faculty member from the Mechanical Engineering Department for teaching accomplishments. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Mechanical Engineering Departmental Teaching Award

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Departmental Teaching Award
Designed to honor one faculty member from the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department for teaching accomplishments. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Departmental Teaching Award


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FINE ARTS

College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award
The College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes one faculty member per year who has demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. This is the College's most prestigious teaching award. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award

Department/School Teaching Excellence Awards
The College of Fine Arts recognizes excellent teaching through the Departmental and School Teaching Excellence Awards. There are two recipients per year in each department/school who receive a cash award. Recipients are officially recognized during the spring commencement ceremony.

Past Recipients of the Department/School Teaching Excellence Awards

Teaching Excellence Award (This award was discontinued)
Three awards are presented annually, ordinarily the award is given to a faculty member in each of the three academic departments in the College of Fine Arts. The recipients are chosen by the student council of the College of Fine Arts. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the College of Fine Arts Teaching Excellence Award

University Co-op Fine Arts Award
The University Co-op Fine Arts Award of $3,000 provides annual recognition for outstanding UT Austin faculty achievement in the visual and performing arts. Excellence in the creative enterprises is measured in ways unique to these fields, and this award is intended to ensure that those who contribute to their artistic disciplines in superior ways are honored appropriately.

Past Recipients of the University Co-op Fine Arts Award


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GRADUATE SCHOOL

Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Graduate School
Designed to honor one faculty member annually for outstanding teaching at the graduate level and distinctive contributions toward helping graduate students achieve professional goals and develop as scholars. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Graduate School


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LBJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

LBJ Foundation Excellence Award (This award was discontinued)
This annual award for teaching or staff excellence is based on teaching evaluations and the discretion of the Dean. The award is funded by the LBJ Foundation and may be awarded to one individual or be shared by several. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the LBJ Foundation Excellence Award


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LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal Arts Council Teaching Award (This award was discontinued)
Nominees must be full-time members of the Liberal Arts faculty and must have completed at least two years of teaching with the title of Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Nominations can be submitted by any UT student to a Selection Committee which is appointed by students on the Liberal Arts Council. The Dean of the College selects the winner from the three top nominees. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Liberal Arts Council Teaching Award

Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship
This award recognizes teaching excellence in the College of Liberal Arts. Nominations may be submitted to the selection committee by any student or faculty member. Nominees must be full-time members of the Liberal Arts faculty and must have completed at least two years of teaching with title Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship

Maxine Hairston Prize for Excellence in Teaching
(Department of Rhetoric and Writing)

Assistant Instructors in the Division of Rhetoric and Composition are nominated by students, faculty, and staff. Final selection is made by a committee of three faculty and previous winners of the prize. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Maxine Hairston Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Chad Oliver Plan II Teaching Excellence Award
Nominees must be full-time faculty who have taught in Plan II and completed at least 2 years of teaching with a title of Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Nominations may be submitted by any Plan II student to a selection committee that is appointed by the Plan II Director. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Chad Oliver Plan II Teaching Excellence Award

Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence
This award is presented annually to recognize teaching excellence. Nominations may be submitted to the student/faculty selection committee by any student or faculty member. Nominees must be full-time members of the Liberal Arts faculty and must have completed at least two years of teaching with the title of Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. The award rotates between tenure-line and non-tenure-line faculty. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence


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NATURAL SCIENCES

Board of Visitors Teaching Award - Department of Astronomy
Designed to recognize outstanding instruction in all elements of teaching that focus on astronomy majors at undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department chairman and the two chairmen of the graduate and undergraduate studies committees and past recipients of the award, make the selection from nominations provided by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate astronomy majors. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Board of Visitors Teaching Award - Department of Astronomy

College of Natural Sciences Foundation Advisory Council Teaching Excellence Award
Designed to recognize outstanding teaching accomplishments, primarily at the undergraduate level. The recipient is selected by a vote of the students of the College of Natural Sciences with final approval by the College of Natural Sciences Foundation Advisory Council. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the College of Natural Sciences Foundation Advisory Council Teaching Excellence Award

Department of Chemistry Faraday Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence
Designed to recognize outstanding teaching in the Department of Chemistry. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Department of Chemistry Faraday Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence

Department of Chemistry Henze Teaching Excellence Awards
Designed to recognize outstanding teaching in the Department of Chemistry. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Department of Chemistry Henze Teaching Excellence Award

Department of Chemistry Welch Teaching Awards
Established by the Department of Chemistry to supplement the Faraday and the Henze awards which recognize outstanding teaching in the Department of Chemistry. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Department of Chemistry Welch Teaching Awards

Houston Oil & Minerals Corporation Faculty Excellence Awards (established 1977)
To recognize outstanding service and special contributions to the teaching and research programs of the Department of Geological Sciences. One or two recipients are selected annually by a Review Committee that makes their choice from nominees recommended by the faculty and geology majors. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Houston Oil & Minerals Corporation Faculty Excellence Awards

Carolyn G. & G. Moses Knebel Distinguished Teaching Award (established 1973)
This award recognizes superior teaching to geology majors at all levels. The recipient is selected via secret ballot submitted by sophomore geology students or students who have taken GEO 320K. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Carolyn G. & G. Moses Knebel Distinguished Teaching Award

Department of Mathematics Teaching Award
This award is designed to recognize outstanding teaching in lower-division undergraduate courses in Mathematics by a faculty member. The recipient is chosen by a committee appointed by the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies. Cash Award.

Past Recipients of the Department of Mathematics Teaching Award

The President's Associates Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Mathematics
To recognize excellence in teaching & research. The Budget Committee selects a nominee from a pool of all Associate and Assistant Professors. Cash award.

Past Recipients of The President's Associates Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Mathematics

The Katherine Ross Richards Centennial Fellowship in Nutrition
The Budget Committee recommends all professors on a rotating basis in order to recognize excellence in teaching and research. Cash award.

Past Recipients of The Katherine Ross Richards Centennial Fellowship in Nutritio

The Elizabeth Tarpley Regents' Fellowship in Textiles and Clothing
The Budget Committee recommends all professors on a rotating basis in order to recognize excellence in teaching and research. Cash award.

Past Recipients of The Elizabeth Tarpley Regents' Fellowship in Textiles and Clothing

Teaching Excellence in Human Ecology
Nominations for this award are made by faculty and students. The recipient is then chosen by a committee appointed by the Department Chairman which consists of one representative from 5 program areas. Cash award.

Past Recipients of Teaching Excellence in Human Ecology


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NURSING

Teaching Excellence Award
Designed to recognize organizational, analytical approach, and interactive abilities. The recipient is chosen by a committee appointed by the Dean. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the School of Nursing Teaching Excellence Award


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PHARMACY

Pharmacy Texas Excellence Teaching Award (TETA) Recipients
Note: Recipients are also awarded the Pharmaceutical Foundation Alumni Centennial Fellowship for the following academic year.

Based on excellence in classroom, laboratory, or clinical teaching. The recipients are selected through student body nominations. The final decision is made by the Pharmacy Council and the student body government in the College of Pharmacy. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Pharmacy Texas Excellence Teaching Award (TETA)


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SOCIAL WORK

Lora Lee Pederson Teaching Award in the School of Social Work
Based on evidence of teaching effectiveness, development of innovative teaching and introduction of new techniques, i.e., course/Instructor surveys, colleague appraisal, and excellence of student guidance activities. The Executive Committee with the Dean's final approval selects recipient from nominations submitted. Only full-time faculty members who are teaching at the School, field instructors, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible. Cash award.

Past Recipients of the Lora Lee Pederson Teaching Award in the School of Social Work


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