Creative Teaching Awards

The recipients for the 2017 Creative Teaching Awards have been announced! Find out who they are!

The Creative Teaching Awards recognize UGA faculty for excellence in developing and implementing creative teaching methods to improve student learning. These awards are presented annually to encourage instructional excellence on behalf of the Office of Instruction, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of the Provost.


  • Available for all full-time faculty, including tenured, tenure-track or non-tenured faculty.
  • Demonstrated innovation in teaching and successful outcomes, such as innovative use of technology, pedagogy that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom, or creative implementation of subject matter that has significantly improved student learning outcomes.
  • Learning outcomes must have been completed within the 2015-16 academic year.


  • Nominations are due by Nov. 30 at 5pm and may be submitted by any faculty member, dean or department head. Nominations should include name, department and rank of the nominee, along with a brief statement (approximately 300 words) explaining why the nominee should be considered for a Creative Teaching Award. Send nominations and any questions to or via campus mail to:

Creative Teaching Awards
Office of the Vice President for Instruction
308 New College

  • Nominees will be selected by a committee appointed within the Office of Instruction.
  • Awards will be announced in February 2017.


  • Award recipients will be recognized at the annual Faculty Recognition Banquet on April 17, 2017, and celebrated through various university marketing efforts.
  • Each recipient will receive a cash award that may be used in further innovative teaching efforts or at their own discretion.