President’s Distinguished Teaching Award:

This award is open to current MSU faculty members who have a sustained record (generally 3+ years) of substantial teaching responsibilities (generally 1 class/semester) for Michigan State University and who have implemented creative and engaging ways that foster student learning.

Only one individual may receive this award, which is intended to be a surprise to the recipient.


The award is designed to recognize faculty who:

  • Demonstrate energy and enthusiasm for engaging students in their learning.

  • Inspire students in unique ways or challenges them in innovative ways.

  • Create in their students a sense of intellectual curiosity, exciting them about learning.

  • Nurture and empower students to enact change on their own and in the lives of others.

  • Extend learning in innovative ways beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.

  • Implemented learning outcomes assessment and exhibited a commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Have influenced others to enhance their teaching by sharing their knowledge.

There is no limit to the number of individuals who may be nominated. Click to learn more about the President's Distinguished Teaching Award. President’s Distinguished Teaching Award final.pdf. To make a nomination, fill out the form below.