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.

2021 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards Nominations

Submission Deadline: November 23, 2020

The 2021 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are expected to be presented at the April 8-9, 2021 Board of Regents meeting.

Review Guidelines & Submit Nominations

Recent Teaching Excellence Award Recipients


The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents plans to honor the 2020 recipients of the Regents Teaching Excellence Awards at its meeting on April 8-9, 2021.

The 2020 recipients include two individuals and one department:

  • Jerry Hoepner, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, UW-Eau Claire
  • Richard Stewart, Professor, Transportation and Logistics Management, School of Business and Economics, UW-Superior
  • Department of Radio TV Film, UW-Oshkosh

News release: Regents announce outstanding UW System teachers for 2020