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Teaching Awards

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

Emily Gregory Award

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

Gladys Brooks Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Established at Barnard in 1989 by the Gladys Brooks Foundation, this award recognizes considerable individual achievements of tenure-track/tenure-eligible assistant professors.

Nominations are solicited from the full faculty each spring.  Department chairs hold divisional meetings in which they review all the nominations and select divisional nominees. The department chair of the agreed-upon divisional nominee(s) then submits the required materials to the Provost for review by the Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure, and Promotion (ATP), who will select the recipient(s).  

Teaching Excellence Award

The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes a faculty member who has made a difference in the teaching climate of the College. Any full-time faculty member may be nominated.

Nominations are solicited from the full faculty each spring.  Department chairs hold divisional meetings in which they review all the nominations and select divisional nominees. The department chair of the agreed-upon divisional nominee(s) then submits the required materials to the Provost for review by the Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure, and Promotion (ATP), who will select the recipient.  

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 by the President and the Provost, in consultation with the Advisory Committee on Appointments, Tenure, and Promotion (ATP). One recipient is recognized each year and receives 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), development of new pedagogy, or other related activities.