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Presidents Outstanding Teaching Awards Committee - UTDPP1039

Policy Charge

Teaching Awards

Policy Statement

The President's Outstanding Teaching Awards Committees are Concurrent Action Committees of the Academic Senate of The University of Texas at Dallas. The Committees are charged to solicit, evaluate, select, and recommend nominees for President's Teaching Awards.

The competitions for all University level teaching awards will be managed by the Committee on Effective Teaching (CET) in accordance with UTDPP1024. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is responsible for administrative support to the Committees and serves an archival function for Committee records.

Selection committees will be comprised as follows:

Faculty Awards (except online/blended)

  1. Chair, Committee on Effective Teaching (chair)
  2. 3 Selected Members, Committee on Effective Teaching
  3. Undergraduate Student Body President or Student Government Designee
  4. 1 Previous Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA) winner
  5. 1 School Teaching Leader, Center for Teaching and Learning
  6. Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (ex officio)

TA Award

  1. Chair, Committee on Effective Teaching (chair)
  2. 3 Selected Members, Committee on Effective Teaching
  3. Undergraduate Student Body President or Student Government Designee
  4. Office of Graduate Studies designee
  5. 1 School Teaching Leader, Center for Teaching and Learning
  6. Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (ex officio)

Online/Blended Award

  1. Director, eLearning (chair)
  2. 2 Distance Education Coordinators (School Representatives)
  3. 2 Committee on Distance Education Members
  4. Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (ex officio)

Awards are accompanied by appropriate prizes.

Under the leadership of each Committee, the CET and CTL solicit nominations for the teaching awards from a variety of sources. Information supporting the nomination is acquired from nominees, other faculty, students, administrators, teaching evaluations, and other sources sanctioned by the Committees. In the spring semester, the Committees select the finalists, solicit further information, and recommend recipients to the President. The President recognizes the winners at the Honors Convocation for spring graduation and at a reception honoring teaching excellence held by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Committee are composed as indicated above. No member of the Committee is eligible for the award while serving.

Annually, but no later than August 31, the Chair of the CET will provide the Speaker of the Faculty with a written report for the Academic Senate of the Committee's activities for the prior academic year.

Policy History

  • Issued: 2000-12-15
  • Revised: 2006-04-18
  • Revised: 2016-04-12
  • Revised: 2017-04-26
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