Penn State Teaching Awards
Penn State recognizes the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and meritorious service. The individuals honored are a highly select group who warrant not only our warmest congratulations, but also our admiration and appreciation of their noteworthy accomplishments.
The Teaching Awards Process
- Collect Nominations - If you would like to nominate someone for a teaching award, please complete the Teaching Awards Nomination Form. Nominations are accepted year-round. Nominations received after June 30 will be considered for the following year.
Identify Candidates from the nominations -
Once we have collected nominations, we pass the information to
campus and college administrators. Using the criteria for
eligibility and review criteria, each college and campus determine which nominees
will become candidates.
Candidates will be considered for every award for which they are eligible (i.e. units should not link a candidate to a particular award).
- Candidate Packets - Faculty and staff from the candidate's unit prepare an information packet about the candidate.
- Packet Review - The packets are reviewed by a committee of peers and students using the review criteria. There are different committees for each award.
- Recommendations to the Provost - After the peer review, a short list of candidates is sent to the provost.