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President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching

“The Teacher Who Changed My Life”

Every year, Tulane University bestows two faculty with one of our most prestigious awards – the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

As a member of the Tulane Community, you are uniquely positioned to tell us who should win these awards.

  • Who has changed your life?
  • Who has gone the extra mile for you?
  • Who has supported and mentored you in a meaningful way?

Faculty nominated for the awards must be permanent full-time faculty. Nominees should have achieved success in:

  • Making distinctive contributions to teaching such as challenging and well-organized presentations of the subject, adaptability to the learning needs of students, creating inclusive and equitable classroom environments, innovative approaches to course materials, creation of scholarly materials for student use, and availability to students outside of class.
  • Influencing students beyond the formal role as a teaching such as advising or mentoring individual students, advising student organizations or groups, serving on teaching and curriculum committees, interacting informally with students.
  • Helping students such as aiding in case of illness or other emergencies, advising students confronted with personal problems.

All nominations should be submitted electronically via the following online form:



The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 10th, 2023.

For questions, please contact CELT.

NOTE: A precondition for any award nominee/recipient is that the faculty member MUST be present at Commencement.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee, which will select a group of finalists in each category. Finalists will be contacted to submit teaching portfolios/dossiers via Interfolio. Please see Suggestions for Creating a Teaching Portfolio for a more detailed description. Detailed instructions on using Interfolio for this process will be sent to each finalist. The committee will select the award winners in early April.

Click here for more information on the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, as well as a list of previous award winners.