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Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award

Applications due to the Provost Office on February 3, 2014


The Teaching Academy Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award is presented in recognition of a department or comparable academic unit that has made unique and significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University and has esprit de corps in its dedication to the education of students at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level. The Award, given as merited, carries a $25,000 prize, to be used for the enhancement of teaching in any way the department determines. The general criterion for the Award is the existence of a “teaching culture,” which reflects commitment to students, makes teaching a high departmental priority, and facilitates teaching excellence throughout the department.


Links to Guidelines

DETA Criteria

DETA Formatting Guidelines

DETA Application Submission

DETA Review Protocol


For additional information, please contact Dr. Shannon Bichard, 742-3990, or, Chair, Executive Council of the Teaching Academy.