NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

Teaching Excellence Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline for the UH Teaching Excellence Awards has been extended to November 17. Please take this opportunity to make nominations to recognize the excellence within the NSM faculty.

The UH Teaching Excellence Awards recognize excellence in teaching for both individuals and groups.

Award Types

  • Individual Teaching Excellence Awards for outstanding faculty and teaching assistants carry cash prizes of $8,000 for faculty, $3,500 for teaching assistants, and $12,000 for the faculty career award. Individual Teaching Excellence Awards will be granted to no more than 18 faculty and no more than four awarded to graduate teaching assistants.
  • The Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award, an award of $25,000 divided into a cash award of $15,000 and $10,000 in departmental support, may be awarded to only one faculty member.
  • Group Teaching Excellence Awards, two awards of $30,000, are presented to no more than two faculty groups.

Recipients of a Teaching Excellence Award may also be considered for university selection of the UH Piper Professor Program nominee. The Piper Award is a $5,000 prize awarded by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation to 10 faculty in the state of Texas.

Additional Information and Nomination Forms

More information is available on the Teaching Excellence Awards page.