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Teaching Awards

Excellence in teaching is a goal for all faculty at Barnard. Special achievement in teaching is recognized each year by honoring a few individuals whose teaching is found to be exceptional.

Emily Gregory Award

Honors an outstanding faculty member for excellence in teaching and for devotion and service to the students of Barnard College. Nomination by students and selection by Student/Faculty Committee of the Activities Council in conjunction with the Associate Alumnae of Barnard College and the Office of College Activities. A dinner is held in honor of the recipient.

The Gladys Brooks Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

This award, established at Barnard in 1989 by the Gladys Brooks Foundation, is bestowed annually to recognize considerable individual achievements of tenure-track/tenure-eligible assistant professors at Barnard.

Every spring semester all faculty are asked to send in their nominations for this award to the chair of the faculty member's department. The department chairs have divisional meetings in which they review all the nominations. The department chair of the agreed upon nominee(s) will submit the required materials for review by the Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure and Promotion, who joined by Dean Karen Blank will make the final decision.

The Teaching Excellence Award

The College has been bestowing a Faculty Excellence Award, designed to recognize any full-time faculty member who has made a difference in the teaching climate of the college.

Every spring semester all faculty are asked to send in their nominations for this award to the chair of the faculty member's department. The department chairs have divisional meetings in which they review all the nominations. The department chair of the agreed upon nominee(s) will submit the required materials for review by the Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure and Promotion, who joined by Dean Karen Blank will make the final decision.

Tow Award for Innovative and Outstanding Pedagogy

The Tow Award recognizes an exemplary member of the Barnard Faculty who combines scholarship and pedagogy in creative ways, maximizing the impacts of both. The selection process has two phases: the screening process conducted by the Grants Committee and the final selection process decided by the President and the Provost, in consultation with the Appointments, Tenure and Promotion Committee. One recipient will be recognized each year and will receive a $10,000 research/professional development fund that can be spent over five years to further innovative pedagogies. Awards may be used for travel, conference attendance, course release (at internal rate of $7,500/semester), to development of new pedagogy, or other related activities.