SHASS Levitan Teaching Awards

Gallery of Recipients

The Best of the Best

Who is your best SHASS professor, lecturer and teaching assistant?  Help them get the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching!

Nominating is easy.  Simply send an email nomination by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 25th for excellent teaching during any part of the 2021-2022 academic year.  

Your email nomination should include the following information:

  • Your name and email
  • Name of the instructor you are nominating
  • Subject(s) taken with that instructor
  • A detailed explanation of why you are nominating this instructor

Please comment on the:

  • Teaching effectiveness
  • Impact
  • Approachability / Mentorship / Support

The committee will consider both the quantity and quality of nominations submitted in support for each instructor.  Successful nominations usually include brief, specific examples.  Aggregate testimonials by multiple students are also welcome.

In order to be eligible for the award, the instructor or teaching assistant must be nominated for work in a class with a SHASS subject-designation, and must be must be a non-visiting member of a SHASS unit.

Nominations are solicited during both fall and spring semesters and prizes are awarded once a year in the spring in separate categories for professors, lecturers and teaching assistants.

Looking for the Levitan Prize in the Humanities? Click here.