Nominate Your Outstanding Teacher


The UCSF Academic Senate is seeking nominations for its Distinction in Teaching Award 2017. There are two categories: one for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer; and another for faculty at UCSF over five years. This award has been offered by UCSF since 1951. Click here for details and nomination form.

UCSF faculty in the Ladder Rank, In Residence, Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical and Adjunct series who have appointments at 50% or greater time (at UCSF or its affiliates) are eligible for the Distinction in Teaching Award.

UCSF students (including residents or fellows) or faculty may nominate UCSF faculty for these awards and are strongly encouraged to do so.

Recipients of this award will receive an award plaque, an honorarium and will be recognized by the Academic Senate in a campuswide ceremony to be held in Spring 2017. All nominators including students are also invited to the ceremony.

Nominators must complete the Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Awards Nomination Form and submit this form with the required documentation to the nominee’s Department Chair. Department Chairs and nominators should coordinate and transmit complete nomination packets electronically to Alison Cleaver in the Office of the Academic Senate no later than 4 p.m. FRIDAY, December 16.

The Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching (DIT) Awards Nomination Form is available via the Academic Senate website at

Letters of support from faculty and students should emphasize the nominee’s outstanding qualities, and address the nominee’s effectiveness as a teacher, relevance to the professional or academic needs of the students, mentoring, availability, versatility, outstanding teaching style and/or outstanding teaching aids.

Additional questions may be addressed to Alison Cleaver, Associate Director for the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, at 415.476.3808 or [email protected].