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Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

Call for Nominations

2015 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching

The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence.  Students, faculty, and alumni may nominate faculty; and a committee of students, previous recipients, and alumni chooses the recipients. 

Recipients are recognized with a $3,000 honorarium made possible by gifts from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, University Advancement, and the Office of Academic Affairs.  In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards an increase of $1,200 to each recipient’s base salary.  Members are also inducted into the Academy of Teaching:

Full-time, regular Ohio State faculty members on all campuses with the rank of instructor through full professor in the clinical or tenure track who, in the past three years, have taught undergraduate and/or graduate/professional students are eligible for this award.  Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.  For a listing of previous recipients, check online at:

Nominations should include the nominee’s name, department, and reasons for the nomination.  In addition, include the nominator’s name and e-mail address or telephone number, and identification as an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a professional student, faculty member or alumna/us.  The selection committee finds nominations particularly helpful that include specific examples of how the nominee has made an impact on students, as well as of the specific instructional methods and/or formats, including e-learning tools that the nominee has used to help make this impact.

Nominations may be submitted in one of the following ways:

  1. by submitting online at:
  2. by writing a letter (no more than three pages) and sending it to:

    Selection Committee for the 2015 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
    Office of Academic Affairs
    203 Bricker Hall
    190 North Oval Mall
    CAMPUS; or

  3. by sending an e-mail to

For further information, please contact Laura Cotton, Office of Academic Affairs, at or at 614/292-5881.