Frequently asked questions

FAQ for those making a nomination

How do I submit a teaching award nomination?

All nominations must be submitted online. If you are unable to submit an online nomination, please contact

Who can nominate an instructor or TA?

Any individual affiliated with the UW may nominate–this means current faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Alumni may nominate if they graduated from the UW within the past year.

If a submitted a nomination last year, but my nominee didn’t receive the award, may I resubmit the nomination?

Yes. However, you will need to complete and submit a new online nomination.

How many nominations may be submitted for any one individual?

While there’s no limit to the number of nominations someone can receive, please note that the number of nominations does not influence the Selection Committee.

Can you accept my late nomination?

We are unable to accept any nominations after 5:00 PM on November 30, 2021. We are unable to make exceptions.

FAQ for Nominees

Selecting materials

Where do I find the checklist of required documents needed to submit a complete application?

The checklist can be found in your personalized Google folder: “Cover Materials (Nomination Summary Form & Checklist).”  Please follow instructions for the award you are nominated for.

Who contacts students, faculty, and staff to request letters of support?

Nominees may reach out to these individuals directly and/or ask a colleague to contact and gather supporting letters.

I have more than one student writing a letter of support. How do I select which letters to include?

Only one student letter is accepted for your application packet. Consider letters that speak to different strengths and teaching contexts of the instructor.

Submitting materials

How do I access the Google drive folder to upload and submit my application packet?

On Dec 3 you will receive an email with the subject line “Congratulations on Your Teaching Award Nomination.” The email contains a direct and secure link associated with your UW NetId. You will be required to sign in with your UW credentials. Note: The email is sent from If you are unable to locate the email in your UW email inbox, please check your spam and junk folders.  If you are still unable to find the email, contact

Why am I unable to open my awards Google folder? (I see a message saying I need to “request access”)

We suggest opening the link to your folder in an incognito/private browser or different browser altogether.  If you are currently logged in to a personal (non-UW) Google account, it’s likely that Google tried to access the folder using this account.

Who can upload letters of recommendation?

You have the ability to upload letters of recommendation directly to the “Supporting Letters” subfolder. If you would like your letter writers to submit their letters without going through you, simply share with them the link to the “Supporting Letters” subfolder.

How long will I have access to my awards folder?

Until the deadline: Monday, January 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  The deadline for all materials to be uploaded is final.  There are no exceptions and no extensions.


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