Teaching Awards

At UW-Madison, there are several opportunities to support and recognize the accomplishments of faculty and staff in teaching and learning.

Faculty Distinguished Teaching Awards

The UW-Madison Faculty Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize excellence in teaching, diversity and inclusion, and outreach teaching. These awards are administered each year through the Secretary of the Faculty Office, in partnership with the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. Nominations may be submitted by faculty members, departments and student organizations.

Teaching Academy Fellowship & Awards

The Teaching Academy partners with the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning to provide a forum for faculty and staff from across campus to connect and discuss best-practices in teaching and learning. Fellowship in the Teaching Academy is an honor bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated teaching excellence, are recognized and nominated by their peers, and are committed to advancing the mission of the Academy. Each year, a faculty or staff member is selected by a peer committee to receive the Academy Award for excellence in teaching.

Awards for Mentoring Undergraduates

The Office of the Provost offers awards to recognize the important role mentors have in fostering undergraduates' intellectual, personal and professional growth. These awards provide members of the faculty, academic staff and post-doctoral fellows/graduate students with recognition for their excellence in mentoring undergraduates and their contribution to a core component of students' Wisconsin Experience.

Academic Staff Excellence Awards

The UW-Madison Academic Staff Excellence Awards annually honor academic staff members in several categories: excellence in teaching, research, service to the university, leadership, career achievement and public service and outreach.