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Academy of Distinguished Teachers

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, UTEP’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers was founded in 2019.

 

Purpose

 

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, UTEP’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers was founded in 2019. The Academy’s primary purpose is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in teaching at UTEP. As is true of the UT System’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, the UTEP Academy’s goals are to:

  • Recognize and reward outstanding educators for their exceptional contributions
  • Foster and promote improved teaching and learning
  • Foster and promote education innovation
  • Foster and promote educational discourse and initiatives
Responsibilities

Responsibilities

The Academy is charged with providing institutional leadership in teaching excellence at UTEP. Members advise the Provost and President on instructional matters, provide mentorship to UTEP faculty, sponsor teaching-related scholarship, and engage in initiatives that bring attention to and create a climate that values diversity in teaching innovation and discourse. Academy members share their own experiences and expertise with the UTEP community through workshops and other forums on cutting-edge teaching and learning activities, methods, and applications.

Selection

Selection

Members of the Academy shall be recipients of the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Recipients of UTEP’s Outstanding Teaching Award shall also inducted in the Academy without a separate nomination and review process. Once inducted, members will remain in the Academy for the duration of their active faculty appointment at UTEP. Recipients of other significant and widely-recognized teaching awards at the State of Texas and/or national stage will be considered for membership in the Academy after a rigorous nomination and review process.  

Members will have the title of “Distinguished Teaching Professor.” Retired Academy members who are granted an emeritus title by the President and Board of Regents will be designated as Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus.

Leadership

Leadership

The Academy is governed by an Executive Council that is elected every two years. The Executive Council is responsible for carrying out activities that support the Academy’s purpose and goals.