Presidential Teaching Excellence Award

The Presidential Teaching Excellence Award is meant to recognize faculty members who are outstanding teachers. Teaching excellence, which may be manifest in various ways, brings significant and important results for students and their success.

Up to 12 Presidential Teaching Excellence Awards may be given each year to tenure-track, non-tenure track, instructor and adjunct faculty members. Recipients receive a $5,000 cash award (less benefits and withholding taxes) or $5,000 in unrestricted support (any equipment purchased as support becomes the property of WSU).

 Previous Recipients

Nomination Process and Timeline

Members of the WSU community (students, faculty, staff and administrators) are eligible to nominate a faculty member for a Presidential Teaching Excellence Award. Nominators should complete and submit the online form below, describing what makes the faculty member an outstanding teacher. Final selection of recipients will be made by WSU’s president.

The call for nominations will open each year on October 1 and close on November 15. Recipients will be notified by January 31 and recognized at the annual Faculty Symposium & Celebration held during the spring semester.

Note: Faculty are eligible to receive this award each year.