Teaching Excellence Award

The award for teaching excellence is available to recognize outstanding faculty performance at the University of Michigan-Flint.  Carrying a stipend of $2,000, this award may be made to full-time lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors, or full professors.  This honor need not be awarded every year.

To provide faculty expertise to the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching (TCLT), the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award will also become a member of the TCLT Advisory Committee for three years.


Full-time faculty members who have been with the University for a minimum of three years are eligible to be nominated.

An individual would normally be excluded from consideration for this award for any of the following reasons:

  • He/she holds a continuing administrative or non-teaching appointment of more than one third.
  • He/she holds an administrative appointment above the level of department chair.
  • He/she is the David M. French Professor.
  • He/she is a current member of the SASE.
  • He/she has received this award within the past five years.


Name of the nominee and the name of the award for which the person is being nominated is due no later than January 17, 2019.  This information should be emailed to The deadline for supporting documents is March 14, 2019.  Supporting documents should be submitted to the Chair of the Scholarships, Awards and Special Events Committee, c/o Provost’s Office, 229 University Pavilion or via e-mail to

Required Supporting Documentation – maximum of 15 pages (including nomination form)

  • Nomination for Faculty Award form.
  • Nominee's condensed vita (2 pages).
  • Signature from appropriate department chair (dean in the case of SOM, director in the case of SHPS) on the Nomination for Faculty Award form.
  • Candidate's statement (maximum 750 words) about teaching philosophy, including course development and innovations in teaching methods or course structure.
  • Summarized numerical teaching evaluation scores in table format for the past 1-3 years.
  • Any scholarly activities related to pedagogy - including published research/cases, conference and workshop participation, etc.
  • Up to three (3) letters of support from peers addressing teaching effectiveness, creativity, counseling or utilization of non-classroom time to benefit students.

Here is the Nomination for Faculty/Staff Award Form.