Open Award: Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award

nullThe Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost issues a call for nominations each fall. Nominees are considered for all Open Awards for which they are eligible. Please do not specify or nominate separately for each Open Award.


Outstanding teacher.


Full-time assistant professors, untenured faculty on tenure-track. Assistant professors are ineligible during the year they are under review for tenure. Previous winners of an award administered by the Teaching Awards Committee within the last five years are ineligible for an Open Award.

Award Information

$4,000 award; one semester of research leave at full pay; $3,000 research award.

Because this important award is available only to tenure-track assistant professors and because it includes an additional semester of research leave, chairs should nominate their assistant-professor colleagues with stellar teaching records before they are considered for tenure, even if the department nominates an associate or full professor the same year.