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University Teaching Committee


The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments, and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques, recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching.


University Distinguished Teaching Awards
Deadline: September 20, 2021

The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah. Up to five faculty members will be recognized as outstanding teachers with an award of $5,000. Up to three awards may be given to faculty members in the tenure-line and up to two awards may be given to faculty in the career-line. To be eligible, faculty must have completed eight or more years of teaching service at the University of Utah. Awards will be announced upon approval of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in February 2022.


University Teaching Grants
Deadlines: September 28, 2021 / January 21, 2022 / March 4, 2022

Awards are made to faculty to undertake projects that will enhance their teaching or the curriculum in which they teach. Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible to propose individual and group grants. Awards are made for amounts up to $7,000 for individuals and groups for items such as equipment, supplies, or travel where appropriate.


Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching
Deadline: October 15, 2021

The Hatch Prize recognizes an outstanding and longstanding service by a teacher from Tenure-line faculty ranks. The recipient of the Hatch Prize will receive $5,000. Awards will be announced upon approval of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in February 2022.


John R. Park Teaching Fellowships
Deadline: November 1, 2021

The Park Fellowships are awarded to faculty who will undertake one semester activity during the 2022-2023 academic year to study at a site outside the state of Utah with the purpose of enriching and enlarging the individual’s teaching role. Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants whose primary affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah. Each award is for $5,000 with the possibility of an additional $5,000 to the faculty member’s department to help defray costs for released time. Awards will be announced upon approval of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in February 2022.


Community Engaged Teaching and Scholarship Award
Deadline: November 1, 2021

The CES Award recognizes and rewards a University of Utah faculty member of any rank for high quality work that integrates teaching, research and community engagement.  The award recognizes faculty who show a record of successful teaching and research that is carried out through long-term, collaborative community-engaged partnerships that address a community-identified need or priority. Awards will be announced upon approval of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in February 2022.


Early Career Teaching Awards
Deadline: December 10, 2021

The Early Career Teaching Awards recognize up to six outstanding faculty at an early stage in their careers at the University of Utah. To be eligible, a faculty member must have completed at least 3 full years but fewer than 8 years of service at the University and must be Tenure-line or Career-line faculty. Each recipient will also receive $2,500. Nominations are due no later than December 10, 2021. Awards will be announced upon approval of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in March 2022.