The College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes one faculty member per annum who demonstrates excellence and innovation in teaching. It is the College’s most prestigious teaching award.
- Fine Arts faculty and students may nominate candidates for this award using the form available below. Faculty members may not self-nominate. Forms are due to Tim Creswick in the Dean’s Office by Friday, March 10, 2023. Nominees can be tenured, tenure track, or non-tenure track faculty who hold a 50% time or greater appointment in the College of Fine Arts for a minimum of three consecutive years.
- Nominees will be asked to provide a dossier of the following materials:
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Recent syllabus from a favorite course
- Two letters of support
- Letters may be written by any of the following: faculty peer, department chair, or student
- Curriculum vitae (please be sure to include any previous teaching awards)
- CIS summary sheet of the past five years (the college will pull these results and incorporate them into your file)
- Nominations from the previous two years will be automatically nominated and their packet of materials will be submitted on their behalf for the dean to consider.
- Nominations will be reviewed by a college committee.
- Insofar as nominations allow, the selection committee will be charged with distributing awards among the many disciplines and teaching contexts found in the college, both creative and scholarly. The committee will be directed to give preference to nominees who have received some prior teaching award from within UT (e.g. Texas Exes Teaching Excellence Award, departmental award, etc.)
- The winner will be notified in early May.
- The winner will receive a cash award of $5,000 processed through payroll.
- The winner will receive $2,500 in funds to be used toward guest artist expenses.
- The winner will be recognized on the COFA website.
- This fillable PDF works best in Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat DC or as a download on Chrome
Previous Award Winners
- 2022 – Teresa Hubbard, Department of Art and Art History
- 2021 – Sara Simons, Department of Theatre and Dance
- 2020 – Louis Waldman, Department of Art and Art History
- 2019 – Charles Villarrubia, Butler School of Music
- 2018 – Yevgeniy Sharlat, Butler School of Music
- 2017 – Charles Anderson, Department of Theatre and Dance
- 2016 – Penelope Davies, Department of Art and Art History
- 2015 – Katie Dawson, Department of Theatre and Dance
- 2014 – Michael Tusa, Butler School of Music
- 2013 – Ann Johns, Department of Art and Art History
- 2012 – Lucien Douglas, Department of Theatre and Dance
- 2011 – Susan Mickey, Department of Theatre and Dance
- 2010 – Byron Almen, Butler School of Music
- 2009 – Nathaniel Brickens, Butler School of Music
- 2008 – Joan Holladay, Department of Art and Art History
- 2007 – Andrew Dell’Antonio, Butler School of Music
- 2006 – Ann Reynolds, Department of Art and Art History
Page last updated: 3/15/2023