University Teaching Committee

The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments, and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques, recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching.


University Distinguished Teaching Award
Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University of Utah.  Up to four faculty members will be recognized as outstanding teachers with an award of $5,000.  Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible with one award available to non-tenure line faculty.  To be eligible, faculty must have completed eight or more years of teaching service at the University of Utah. The awards will be announced in January 2015.


University Teaching Grants
Deadlines: September 26, 2014 / January 7, 2015 / March 13, 2015

Awards are made to faculty to undertake projects that will enhance their teaching or the curriculum in which they teach.  Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible to propose individual and group grants.  Preference will be given to applicants whose primary professional affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah. Awards are made for amounts up to $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for groups for items such as equipment, supplies, or travel where appropriate.

Download Individual Teaching Grant Application Form (.doc)

Download Group Teaching Grant Application Form (.doc)

Download Teaching Grant Final Report Form (.doc)


Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching
Deadline: December 5, 2014

The Hatch Prize recognizes an outstanding and longstanding service by a teacher from Tenure-line faculty ranks.  The recipient of the Hatch Prize will receive $5,000.  The award will be announced in March 2015.


Early Career Teaching Awards
Deadline: December 5, 2014

The Early Career Teaching Awards recognize up to four outstanding faculty at an early stage in their careers at the University of Utah.  To be eligible, a faculty member must have completed at least 3 full years but fewer than 8 years of service at the University and must be Tenure-line or Career-line faculty. Each recipient will also receive $2,500. Nominations are due no later than December 5, 2014. These awards will be announced in March 2015.


John R. Park Teaching Fellowships
Deadline: January 7, 2015

The Park Fellowships are awarded to faculty who will undertake one semester activity during the 2014-2015 academic year to study at a site outside the state of Utah with the purpose of enriching and enlarging the individual’s teaching role.  Tenure-line and Career-line faculty are eligible.  Preference will be given to applicants whose primary affiliation is as faculty at the University of Utah.  Each award is for $5,000 with the possibility of an additional $5,000 to the faculty member’s department to help defray costs for released time. These awards will be announced in February 2015.