October 18, 2023

The Distinguished Teaching Awards and Excellence in Teaching Award are among the highest teaching recognition at the University of Washington. 

Deadline to submit is Nov 15. 

We have been fortunate in the past to have some ECE TA’s and instructors selected! 

Award review committees will select recipients for these awards based on the degree to which they exemplify and provide evidence of:

  • An iterative, reflective teaching practice with evidence of pedagogical experimentation and refinement over time
  • Commitment to inclusive teaching and mentoring and valuing students’ experiences
  • Dedication to creating transformative learning experiences that foster deep reflection and critical inquiry
  • Service as a mentor, collaborator, and consultant on teaching-related matters to other faculty and/or teaching assistants: for individual awards
  • Using collaboration to enrich the learner experience and the UW teaching community: for team awards


  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Teams: for instructional teams (2-5 people) from any UW Campus
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards: for current graduate TAs and graduate instructors at UW in Seattle
  • Distinguished Teaching Awards (Seattle campus): for current faculty members at UW in Seattle