The Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) honors exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level. Award recipients receive a monetary prize, and their names are inscribed on the DTA memorial wall in the Integrative Learning Center. Faculty recipients are awarded $3,500, and graduate students are awarded $2,000.
Undergraduate students complete initial reviews of all nominations and then committees comprising of past DTA winners (faculty and graduate students) review nominations in a two-step process prior to selecting four faculty (three tenure-track and one non-tenure-track) and two teaching assistant awardees.
Tenure-track faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, and graduate student instructors are eligible for this highly-competitive award. Graduate and undergraduate students may nominate any instructor they have previously taken a course with or an instructor with whom they are currently enrolled in a course. Faculty may submit nominations for graduate student instructors.
Form for DTA Finalists
2019-20 DTA Finalists can upload their teaching statements and CVs using their UMass login for Google apps. Finalist materials are due by January 15 at 11:59 PM EST.
Form for Letter Writers
Individuals submitting a letter of support for a particular 2019-20 DTA Finalist can upload their letters by clicking the link below; please note that you will need a Google account to access the form. Letters of support are due by February 14 at 11:59 PM EST.