The purpose of the Regents Teaching Excellence Awards is to recognize outstanding teaching in the UW System.

Two awards of $7,500 each will be made to faculty and academic staff members in recognition of outstanding career achievement in teaching.

One $7,500 award will be made to an academic department, program, or other academic unit which demonstrates exceptional commitment to and effectiveness in teaching.  The funds for this award are expected to be used for further program enhancements, such as professional development or teaching-related supplies and expenses.

The awards process is administered by the systemwide Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

2020 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2019

The 2020 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are expected to be presented at the April 3, 2020 Board of Regents meeting.

Click below to review the guidelines and selection criteria or submit nomination materials.

Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations

Recent Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

2019

Photo of Dr. Rex Hanger, recipient of 2019 Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Hanger

Rex Hanger

Professor, Department of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, UW‑Whitewater

Photo of (from left) President Ray Cross, Regent President John Robert Behling, Dr. Rex Hanger, and Regent Jason R. Plante

(from left) President Ray Cross, Regent President John Robert Behling, Dr. Rex Hanger, and Regent Jason R. Plante


Photo of Dr. Gary Onan, recipient of 2019 Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Onan

Gary Onan

Chair and Professor of Animal and Food Science, UW-River Falls

Photo of (from left) President Ray Cross, UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen, Dr. Gary Onan, Regent Mike Jones, and Regent President John Robert Behling

(from left) President Ray Cross, UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen, Dr. Gary Onan, Regent Mike Jones, and Regent President John Robert Behling


Photo of Dr. Samelson, chair of UW-Eau Claire's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, accepts award on department's behalf

Dr. Samelson, chair of UW-Eau Claire’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, accepts award on department’s behalf

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, UW-Eau Claire

Award accepted by Dr. Vicki Samelson, department chair

Photo of members of UW-Eau Claire's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, program recipient of the 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards

Members of UW-Eau Claire’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders