In 2008, the University of Texas System Board of Regents established the annual Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards program to honor extraordinary classroom performance and innovation.
This year, 27 faculty members representing all 14 UT academic and health institutions have been named recipients of the 2020 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Each recipient receives a certificate, a medallion and $25,000 in appreciation of their impact on students and their institutions.
Since creating the awards program, the Board has presented more than $20 million to over 750 outstanding UT educators.
Nominees undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers. The review panels consider a range of activities and criteria in their evaluations of a candidate's teaching performance, including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.
The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards reinforce the Board of Regents' commitment to ensuring that University of Texas institutions are places of intellectual exploration and discovery, educational excellence and unparalleled opportunity.