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The Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching is provided by an endowment given to the University of Utah by Mr. and Mrs. Hatch. The purpose of the prize is to recognize an outstanding teacher at the University of Utah and to “make a contribution to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge, and to improve our ability to communicate with each other.”
Eligible faculty members must be from Tenure-line ranks. Previous recipients of the Hatch Prize are not eligible for nomination. Recipients of other Unversity-wide teaching awards must wait five years prior to being eligible for consideration.
The University Distinguished Teaching Award honors significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah. Up to four faculty members will be recognized as outstanding teachers with an award of $5,000. Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible with one award available for Career-line faculty. To be eligible, faculty must have completed eight or more years of teaching service at the University of Utah.
A nominee for the Distinguished Teaching Award must maintain a consistent record of outstanding teaching performance and implement effective and innovative teaching methods which demonstrate exceptional abilities to motivate student learning. Nominee must show a concern for students and their wider education as well as their career preparation and must also contribute to the educational process outside of the classroom (curriculum planning, supervision of programs, development of community programs, etc.).
Nominations may by be made by any member of the University community (i.e., students, faculty, administrators, alumni, etc.). The University Teaching Committee evaluates nominees based on a teaching portfolio, a curriculum vitae, three letters of support, and student evaluations.
Up to four awards will be made to Tenure-line and Career-line faculty (including lecturer and clinical ranks) with at least three full years, but less than eight years of service at the University of Utah.
A nominee for the Early Career Teaching Award shall have demonstrated distinction in teaching, demonstrated by activities that result in increased learning by students, such as the development of new methods or other curricular innovation. Nominations may be made by any member of the University Community, i.e., students, faculty, administrators, alumni, etc. The University Teaching Committee evaluates nominees based on a Teaching Portfolio, a curriculum vitae, three letters of support, and student evaluations.
Awardees will be recognized at an Early Career Teaching Symposium at the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence during the spring semester and receive a one-time cash prize of $2,500.
Winners of the Early Career Teaching Award must wait five years prior to being considered for another University-wide teaching award.
The Ramona W. Cannon Award Committee invites nominations for the 2015 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Individual faculty, as well as department chairs, teaching committees, and student advisory committees are encouraged to nominate an outstanding teacher in the College of Humanities.
All award nominations, grant applications, and fellowship applications are available for submission online here.