Teaching Awards FAQs

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 the teaching awards.

Students, faculty, and alumni may all submit nominations for the teaching awards.

Nominations may be submitted via the online nomination form. Nominations for both the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer and the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching are submitted through the same form and are automatically assigned to the appropriate award based on the nominee's status.

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.

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.