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Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
Nominations are due Friday, October 15, 2010, 5 p.m.

The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty for their teaching excellence. Students, faculty, and alumni may nominate faculty; and a committee of students, previous recipients, and alumni chooses the recipients.

Recipients are recognized with a $3,000 honorarium made possible by gifts from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, University Development, and the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards an increase of $1,200 to each recipient's base salary. Members are also inducted into the University's Academy of Teaching at:

Full-time, regular faculty members on all campuses with the rank of instructor through full professor in the clinical or tenure track who, in the past three years, have taught undergraduate and/or graduate/professional students are eligible for this award. Previous recipients of this award, senior lecturers, lecturers, and graduate teaching associates are not eligible. For a listing of previous recipients, check online at:

Nominations should include the nominee's name and rank (Check for faculty rank at:, department, reasons for nomination, the nominator's name and e-mail address or telephone number, and identification as an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a professional student, faculty member, or alumna/us. The selection committee finds nominations particularly helpful that include specific examples of how the nominee has made an impact on students, as well as of the specific instructional methods and/or formats, including e-learning (innovative use of Carmen, other Internet content and collaboration resources as well as any other electronic medium), that the nominee has used to help make this impact.

Criteria and Frequently Asked Questions

Nominations may be submitted in one of the following ways:

1. By submitting online nomination form at:
2. By writing a letter (no more than three pages) and sending it to:

Committee on Alumni Awards for Distinguished Teaching
Office of Academic Affairs
203 Bricker Hall
190 North Oval Mall
Campus; or

3. By sending an e-mail to

The deadline is Friday, October 15, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. For further information, please contact Trent Bower, Office of Academic Affairs, at or at 614-292-5881.