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Nominate Faculty or Teaching Assistant for 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2018) —  Each year, the University of Kentucky recognizes faculty and graduate students for outstanding teaching. The Office for Faculty Advancement is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award. The awards are intended to identify and recognize individuals who demonstrate special dedication to student achievement and who are successful in their teaching. Approximately eight to 10 individuals will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony on April 19.

Faculty, staff and students should submit a one-page initial nomination to the faculty member's or teaching assistant's department chair or school director. The deadline to submit the initial nominations is 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. The deadline for department chairs or school directors to submit their two-page formal nominations to the Office of the Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement is 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Award guidelines can be found here. All submissions should be sent electronically to Jennifer N. Haynes at

A selection committee will review the nominees, collect additional information for finalists and recommend winners to the university's provost. The award recipients will be honored at a formal ceremony and receive their awards at the Faculty Awards Ceremony 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Lexmark Room in the Main Building.

For more information, contact Jennifer N. Haynes at 859-323-6589 or

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