ACTR Russian Language Teachers Award Nominations

Deadline: December 15, 2023

Nominations are open for this year’s ACTR awards, recognizing outstanding teachers of the Russian language:

  1. ACTR Teaching Excellence Awards for K-12 Teachers  Please note that there are two separate K-12 awards, one for K-8 and one for 9-12.  
  2. ACTR Teaching Excellence Award for Post-Secondary Instructors  
  3. ACTR Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Student Instructors 

The deadline for each of these awards is December 15, 2023. For the Post-Secondary Instructors and Graduate Student Instructors awards, both the nominator and the nominee will need to submit materials, so please be sure to submit your nomination with plenty of time for the nominee to put together the necessary materials (one month or more in advance is recommended for nominators). 

Please also keep in mind the Olga E. Kagan Professional Development Grant, with a deadline of April 1, 2024. This year the grant is targeted to support adjunct instructors with less than 100% employment at any one post-secondary institution (2- or 4-year college/university). Eligible professional development activities include conference presentations and participation in workshops, among others. The activity can take place before the April 1 submissions deadline (proof of participation and receipts are required).  

If you have any questions, please contact a committee chair for the category of your nomination:  

K-12 Award Committee  

Committee Co-Chairs: John R. Rook ( and Elena Farkas (  

Post-Secondary Award / Graduate Student Award / 2024 Professional Development Grant Committee  

Committee Chair: Susan Kresin (  

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