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Has a faculty member:

Made a difference in how you view the world?
Changed or reinforced your career direction?
Improved your understanding of challenging material?
Been a mentor or role model for you?

If so, you may wish to nominate that faculty member for the prestigious Donna B. Hamilton Undergraduate Studies Programs Teaching Award, or the Donna B. Hamilton Undergraduate Studies General Education Teaching Award.

Based on undergraduate student nominations, the Office of Undergraduate Studies will recognize two faculty members for excellence in teaching: one faculty member teaching in an Undergraduate Studies Program, and one faculty member teaching in a General Education Program. The two recognized faculty will receive $1,000 cash awards and will be acknowledged in a ceremony held at the end of each Spring semester.

Past award winners are not eligible for nomination.

The 2020 deadline for submitting nominations was April 2.

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About the Awards:
The awards are named in honor of Donna B. Hamilton, former Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies. A Professor Emerita in the English department and previous Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Hamilton was the 2015 recipient of the President's Medal.

Eligibility for the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Office of Undergraduate Studies Programs

  • Full-time faculty members and lecturers who have taught at UMD for at least four semesters are eligible. Visiting faculty members are not eligible.

  • Students may nominate a teacher from whom they have taken a course in an Undergraduate Studies Program (Academic Achievement Programs, Honors College, College Park Scholars, ROTC, Asian American Studies, Carillon Communities, Federal Semester, Global Semester, and Letters and Sciences) are eligible for an Undergraduate Studies Programs Teaching Award.

  • The course from one of the above Undergraduate Studies programs would have been offered during any previous semester or during the current semester.

  • Previous winners of this award are not eligible for nomination.

Eligibility for the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in a General Education Course

  • Full-time faculty members and lecturers who have taught at UMD for at least four semesters are eligible. Visiting faculty members are not eligible.
  • Students may nominate teacher from whom they have taken a General Education course offered during any previous semester or during the current semester. The course will have met a General Education course category. You can determine the General Education category at theĀ UMD Schedule of Classes.