Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching FAQ

Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Award and Criteria

Question: Who may be nominated?
Answer: Full-time, regular 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. View previous recipients.

Question: Who may submit nominations?
Answer: Students, faculty, and alumni

Question: How may nominations be submitted?
Answer: Nominations may be submitted via the online nomination form.

Question: How are honorees selected?
Answer: A selection committee, appointed by the Provost, reviews all nominations and chooses a short list of 20 finalists. Next, the committee requests a detailed letter from the department chair, the curriculum vitae, and evaluation forms from students who have completed courses taught by each of the finalists during the last three years. Ten award recipients are selected.

Question: How are recipients honored?
Answer: Each award recipient is presented with a $5,000 cash award made possible by The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the University Development Fund and the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards a $1,200 increase to each recipient's base salary. These awards are presented at a ceremony held during spring semester.

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