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Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

The Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes and rewards demonstrated teaching ability of a clearly superlative nature.

Previous Award Recipients

History of Award

The award will be given to a paid (non-volunteer) faculty member who contributes to KU Medical Center and its students through excellence and outstanding classroom teaching. Classroom teaching is defined in its broadest sense to include educational activities in various settings and to a variety of learners in the three schools and the graduate and undergraduate programs at the medical center.

Award Criteria and Eligibility

Faculty may be nominated by a student or faculty member. Nominations are not open for KU Medical Center faculty who have previously received the award. Preference will be given to early to mid-career faculty members.

Each award winner receives a one-time monetary award of $1,000. Questions about this award should be directed to Jenny Laffey, Director, Faculty Affairs.

Nomination Process and Timeline

Faculty members with demonstrated excellence in teaching while at KU Medical Center may be nominated by a colleague, student or alumnus. Each nomination must include all of the following:

  • Nomination letter summarizing the faculty member's worthiness for receiving this award, formal teaching responsibilities and any voluntary additional teaching, like interdepartmental, multi-school or others, if any
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae, indicating reception of other teaching awards, if any
  • Copies of past formal evaluations of the nominee's teaching made by students and residents
  • Evaluations by faculty peers
  • A letter of support from the nominee's program director or department chair
    • Additional letters (maximum four) in support of the nomination are not required but are recommended

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination Form

Faculty Affairs and Career Development

University of Kansas Medical Center
Faculty Affairs and Career Development
Mailstop 4009
Wescoe Pavilion 5003

3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-1381
Fax: 913-588-5242