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Provost's Office Teaching Awards Information

Teaching Awards Nomination Package & FAQ

Course Data Sheet Template - required for most full nominations

Statistics: UT Austin Teaching Awards

Frequently Asked Questions


Support Letters

  • The Dean’s letter will be inserted into your final packet by the Dean’s office. You may leave a placeholder(s) for the page(s) if you like. All other support letters must be inserted before submitting your final packet.
  • Chairs letters are highly regarded by the committee members. It is important that Chair letters show strong support for the candidate.
  • Address letters of recommendation to “Award Name Selection Committee”

CIS Comments

Nominees are to submit CIS summary sheets and all CIS written comments from the last two years of teaching, compiled into a single PDF. Please use the summary sheets to separate the comments by course.

The university-wide teaching awards selection process is an annual holistic assessment that evolves with each new selection committee formed from faculty across the disciplines. The committees are instructed to review the chartered guidelines for each award with the autonomy to then create an assessment matrix with CIS scores potentially being one component of the assessment. What we seek with the infusion of new faculty and a freshly interpreted holistic selection processes is that awards will reflect the evolution of teaching excellence in its many diverse forms on campus.

Course Data Sheet Instructions

  • Use the template provided by the Provost office: Course Data Sheet Template
  • Return form to The form will be completed by the Provost office and returned to you in a timely manner. The Provost’s Office will complete the grade data highlighted in yellow.
  • For spring awards you may include Fall courses.



Sharon Williams
Main office: WCH 2.222 
(512) 232-0677