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Office of the Provost

Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence

Each year the University selects peer-nominated faculty members to receive the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence in order to recognize exemplary teaching performance by full-time faculty.

The Office of the Provost encourages you to participate in the process of selecting this year's Kenan Award recipients by nominating your colleagues, preferably one from New York City and one from Westchester.

Full-time faculty members who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • Unusual effectiveness in classroom performance;
  • Evidence of an outstanding degree of student understanding and concern;
  • Demonstrated high standards of intellectual interest; and
  • A continuing source of inspiration to their colleagues.

Nominations are invited from faculty, students and administrators. A one or two page supporting statement indicating how the nominee meets the criteria should accompany the nomination. Nominations may be submitted by emailing the Office of the Provost, with a copy to the appropriate Dean. They may also be mailed to the Office of the Provost in a sealed envelope/marked “Kenan Nominee” with a copy also sent to the Dean.

Please submit nominations by 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020.

After the selection of the two award recipients, the two committees of Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence will select one of the two and nominate him/her for a number of recognized national/regional/discipline teaching awards.