2019 Distinguished Teaching Award Call for Nominations

June 22, 2018

The Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching is pleased to announce an initial call for nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), the highest teaching award on the Berkeley campus. Since 1959, the Distinguished Teaching Award has recognized UC Berkeley faculty for teaching that rises above and beyond the individual class to a sustained performance of excellence. This kind of teaching incites intellectual curiosity in students, inspires departmental colleagues, and makes students aware of significant relationships between the academy and the world at large. 

Guidelines and procedures for nominations can be found at http://teaching.berkeley.edu/programs/distinguished-teaching-award. While the nomination needs to be approved and submitted by the department chair, vice-chair for instruction, or other appropriate official, the nomination itself may be initiated by anyone in a department, including students. If you have questions about the DTA guidelines, procedures or application, please contact Glynda Hull (glynda@berkeley.edu), Chair of the Committee on Teaching (2018-2019), or Richard Freishtat (rfreishtat@berkeley.edu), staff representative to the Committee on Teaching.

The deadline for Stage One materials is Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Nomination materials may be submitted on an ongoing basis between now and the Stage One deadline.

We strongly encourage you to nominate someone from your department for this prestigious award.



Catherine P. Koshland
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Glynda Hull
Chair, Committee on Teaching


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