Open Award: All-University Teaching

The 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.

This award was formerly defined as the University Seminars Outstanding Teaching Award, which included recognition of outstanding teaching in USEMS. View previous USEMS Award Winners.


Excellence in teaching emphasized; research and service accomplishments also considered.


Full-time faculty appointment at any rank, tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure-track. Previous winners of an award administered by the Teaching Awards Committee within the last five years are ineligible for an Open Award.

Award Information

$3,000 award for each recipient.
Awards are given for excellent undergraduate, graduate, or professional teaching.

All-University Teaching Award Submission Requirements

2018 Honorees

Phil Arras, Associate Professor of Astronomy
Eli Carter, Assistant Professor of Portuguese
Robert E. Davis, Professor of Environmental Sciences
Ali Güler, Assistant Professor of Biology
Jonathan Kropko, Assistant Professor of Politics
Craig Lefanowicz, Associate Professor of Accounting
Dan Player, Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Barbara Wilson, Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning

Previous All-University Teaching Award Recipients