Wednesday, September 7, 2022

TO:         Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers

FROM:  Laurie Croft, Chair, Council on Teaching
              Tanya Uden-Holman, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

RE:          CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence
                DEADLINE:  Noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (the day before Thanksgiving)

DATE:    September 7, 2022

The Council on Teaching is now accepting nominations for the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence. This award represents the highest level of achievement in teaching given at the University of Iowa. The Council seeks nominations of outstanding faculty with a sustained record of teaching excellence and a strong commitment to student learning outcomes in and out of the classroom. Three clinical-track or tenure-track faculty members and one instructional-track or adjunct faculty member will be selected to receive this award, which carries a $3,000 honorarium.

Each college may submit up to three nominations on behalf of clinical-track or tenure-track faculty and up to two nominations for those in instructional-track or adjunct faculty positions. The 2022-23 nomination guidelines and cover sheet can be found on the Council on Teaching website.

Colleges are encouraged to use a collaborative and inclusive nomination process that involves faculty, administrators, and students. The college dean’s letter must provide clear evidence of meaningful participation by students in the nomination and selection process.

This award is not restricted to Collegiate Teaching Award recipients or nominees, but having been previously recognized for teaching excellence (e.g., collegiate awards, professional association awards) will be strongly considered. The President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence can only be received once.

Nominations must be submitted electronically to by noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (the day before Thanksgiving).

For any questions related to the President and Provost Award, please contact