Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee

Our Charge and Responsibilities

The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee shall be responsible for the screening, investigation and recommendation of candidates to receive any campus-wide teaching awards including, but not limited to, the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Thomas F. Herman Faculty Achievement Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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Committee Type: Standing
Committee Category: Awards
Selection Process: Appointed
Time Commitment: 0-20 hours per year


Academic Year: 2021-2022

Seat: Voting Member
Term: -
Physics Department

Seat: Voting Member
Term: -
Journalism and Communication

Quick Facts on Committee Service

Annual Committee appointment process for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently in process.

Please check back for updated membership.

Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee

Leadership Structure

  • Chair: Elected from the committee membership
  • Convener: Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Staff: Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Election Schedule for Chair: Annually at the first meeting of Fall quarter.

Membership Requirements

General Membership

Membership is fixed:

  • 4 - 8 teaching faculty, broadly represented
  • 1 student

Ex-Officio, voting members


Ex-Officio, non-voting members

  • Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Terms and Workload

Length of Term

  • Non-Students: 2 years, staggered
  • Students: 1 year

Term Limits

  • For the Chair: 1 year
  • For committee members: 2 consecutive terms

Workload Designation

  • For the Chair: 20 - 40 hours/year (Tier 2)
  • For committee members: 0 - 20 hours/year (Tier 3)