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.

2024 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023

The 2024 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are expected to be presented at the April 4-5, 2024 Board of Regents meeting.

Review Guidelines & Submit Nominations

Recent Teaching Excellence Award Recipients


Regents announce outstanding UW System teachers for 2023
Educators at UW-Superior, UW-Parkside, and UW-Green Bay recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

Award presentation: highlights and photos from March 31, 2023, award ceremony held at UW-Stout

Photo of Dr. Erin Aldridge

Dr. Erin Aldridge

Erin Aldridge, Professor, Music Department, UW-Superior

Profile of Dr. Erin Aldridge pdf


Photo of Dr. Jonathan Shailor

Dr. Jonathan Shailor

Jonathan Shailor, Professor, Communication Department, UW-Parkside

Profile of Dr. Jonathan Shailor pdf


Photo of UW-Green Bay First Nations Ed.D. May 2022 graduating class: (from left) Rosa Yekuhsiyo King, Oneida Nation; Crystal Lepscier, Little Shell Tribe; Artley Skenandore, Oneida Nation; and Vicki Young, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. (Photo courtesy of Artley Skenandore)

First Nations Education Doctorate Program

First Nations Education Doctorate, UW-Green Bay

Award to be accepted on program’s behalf by Dr. J P Leary, Associate Professor in First Nations Studies, History, and Humanities

Profile of UW-Green Bay First Nations Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) pdf