Professor Geeta Patel with students in classroom

Teaching Awards

Teaching awards at the University of Virginia annually recognize the most dedicated, passionate, creative, and equity-minded instructors who significantly and meaningfully contribute to the University’s teaching mission.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost issues a call for nominations each fall. Anyone—faculty, student, or staff—may make a nomination. The nominee must be a salaried member of the faculty; faculty wage employees are not eligible. Nominations may be submitted for either the Excellence in Education Abroad Award or an Open Award. Nominees for an Open Award are considered for all Open Teaching Awards for which they are eligible. Exceptional candidates are identified through a nomination process and selected by a representative committee. Questions about the awards process or dossier materials should be addressed to Guinn Baker.

Submit online nominations by 5:00 pm, Monday, March 1, 2021.

Nomination Packets


Click on each title for qualifications, eligibility, and monetary award details.