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Nominate Your Favorite Faculty Member by May 31 for the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award

Honor that unforgettable faculty member and share your favorite classroom memories of how they inspired you. Submit a nomination for the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) today.

Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the DTA is the university’s most prestigious honor in teaching. The award is presented annually to three full-time faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary teaching in the classroom and devotion to touching the lives of students. Qualified nominees include Kent State tenure track faculty who are currently employed by the university.

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. A faculty member must have been on a full-time teaching contract at any Kent State University campus for a minimum of seven years, including the current academic year.
  2. A faculty member must have taught at least one course in two of the three semesters during each of those seven academic years. (For purpose of the awards, summer sessions are considered one semester and the academic year extends from the beginning of fall semester through summer session of the following calendar year.)
  3. Current Distinguished Teaching Award recipients are not eligible.




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After creating an account, you can return to the site any time to complete your submission before the deadline on May 31. After logging back in, navigate to the heading "My Forms" and then "In Progress" to edit or update a form, and "Complete" to review your final submission.