Teaching, Mentoring and Service Awards

Each spring, the School of Arts and Sciences recognizes four outstanding faculty members for their work both inside and outside the classroom.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to nominate faculty members for one or more awards during the open nomination period, typically between early February and early March. Nominations may only be made via the online nomination form. Comments on course evaluation forms are not considered to be nominations, although course evaluation comments are carefully read by the selection committee. Each nomination requires a separate submission.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching

All undergraduates are invited to submit nominations via the online form by the deadline. The recipient is selected by the Dean of Arts and Sciences upon the recommendation of a committee consisting of three faculty, including previous Teaching Prize recipients, in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Decisions are based on nomination letters, teaching evaluations, Faculty Activity Reports and CVs. Nominations are due by March 13, 2020.

Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award

Given to an outstanding faculty member of the graduate school who has impacted his or her students' education inside and outside the classroom. Prize: $2,500.

Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer '69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring

All undergraduates are invited to submit nominations via the online form by the deadline. The recipient is selected by the Dean of Arts and Sciences upon the recommendation of a committee that includes two students appointed by the Student Union and two previous Lerman-Neubauer recipients in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Decisions are based on nomination letters, teaching evaluations, Faculty Activity Reports and CVs. Nomination are due by March 13, 2020.

Michael L. Walzer '56 Award for Teaching

All undergraduates are invited to submit nominations via the online form by the deadline. The recipient is selected by the Dean of Arts and Sciences upon the recommendation of a committee consisting of three faculty, including previous Teaching Prize recipients, in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Decisions are based on nomination letters, teaching evaluations, Faculty Activity Reports and CVs. Nomination s are due by March 13, 2020.

School of Arts & Sciences Faculty Service Award

The School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Service Award will recognize outstanding service contributions to departments, programs and the University by members of the School of Arts & Sciences faculty. An awardee will be chosen annually to recognize and celebrate exceptional uncompensated service that has benefited the University. The award will include a cash prize of $2,500 to be presented at the April faculty meeting.