Nominations for the 2023 Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching

We invite you to nominate faculty and graduate student instructors for the annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching.

December 13, 2022

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community,

We invite you to nominate faculty and graduate student instructors for the annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching. The awards recognize teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and honor those who have had a lasting influence on the intellectual development of our students. Each year the University bestows these awards on five faculty members and three graduate student instructors to honor individual excellence and celebrate the important contributions they make to our educational offerings. 

  • Faculty Awards
  • All full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty may be nominated (except prior winners).
  • Five faculty members will receive this award.
  • Nominate Faculty here

Graduate Student Instructor Awards

  • All graduate student instructors (except prior winners) who are currently enrolled in a degree program at Columbia may be nominated.
  • Three graduate student instructors will receive this award.
  • Nominate Graduate Student Instructors (Teaching Assistants) here.

The deadline for all nominations is January 24, 2023.

Selection committees will choose a group of finalists from the nominations received, and ask each finalist’s department to assemble a dossier of supporting materials. Following a review of those materials, the committees will recommend those individuals it believes best exemplify the ideals of a great teacher, and forward their nominations to the President for his approval. For further information and to view a list of prior faculty and graduate student awardees, please visit the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching website.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Thank you in advance for your nominations, and for your help in honoring those who make outstanding contributions to the teaching mission of the University.

Commencement Office