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Distinguished Teacher Award

The Distinguished Teacher Award is symbolic of the appreciation of the Ferris State University faculty for their dedication to and excellence in teaching and carries with it an award of $2500.  The Distinguished Teacher Award Committee requests your help to identify a faculty member to be considered for this honor.   

The nominee must be a tenured faculty member teaching at least 75% of a full-time load. Past recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Award are not eligible.   

Criteria for Evaluation 

Nominees will be evaluated based on the significance of their contributions in these areas: 

  1. Teaching excellence 
  2. Interest in students outside the classroom/laboratory 
  3. Participation in professional development activities 
  4. Exhibit distinction as a member of the university community as it impacts teaching.


Please see the Academic Senate's Distinguished Teacher Award Committee page for further details. 

Nomination Form


E-mail Ruth Foote, Academic Senate Office, [email protected], with any questions or for a copy of the nomination form.  Applications are due on February 13, 2023.