The Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching were established in 1996 as a way to honor the University’s best teachers. They are conferred based on the original criteria for the awards for faculty and graduate student instructors. To receive this award is a great honor, as it demonstrates commitment to excellent and often innovative teaching as recognized by the entire Columbia community.
The nomination period is currently closed. The next round of awards will be announced in Fall 2021. Individuals may submit nominations for faculty or graduate student instructors by clicking on the links below which are active during the nominations period only.
Faculty Nomination Form – use this form to submit a nomination for a faculty member.
Graduate Student Instructor (Teaching Assistant) Nomination Form – use this form to submit a nomination for a graduate student instructor (teaching assistant).
View the Selection Committee members for both the Faculty and Graduate Student Instructor awards.
If you have questions about the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching, please contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs (OVPAP) at firstname.lastname@example.org