UW Bothell Awards

DTA Nomination

The DTA is presented each year to a UW Bothell faculty member in recognition of teaching that richly exemplifies the high standards at the heart of the academic mission of the University of Washington Bothell. The 2015 DTA recipient will receive an honorarium, be recognized at spring commencement, honored at the UW Bothell Faculty Recognition Reception and at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony at UW Seattle during spring quarter.

Any student, alumni, faculty, or staff member of the UW Bothell community may submit a one-page letter nominating an eligible faculty member (must be a tenure-track faculty member, a principal lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time lecturer; previous recipients are not eligible). The letter should describe your candidate's teaching achievements at UW Bothell and a substantive nomination based on the criteria listed below.

2015 DTA Nominations are now closed.


Criteria may be met in a variety of ways. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • development of innovative teaching methods
  • applying effective and timely ways of assessing student learning to improve instruction as well as learning
  • incorporating current scholarship into course content
  • integration of multiple disciplines in one's teaching
  • challenging and expanding traditional ways of knowing
  • deepening multicultural understanding
  • acting as an accessible and effective mentor outside of the classroom
  • finding ways to enrich clinical experiences
  • offering independent studies and internships that consistently stimulate, inspire and move beyond conventional expectations
  • demonstrating leadership in curriculum development within the instructor's own course offerings and at the program and cross-program levels

Nomination should be atleast one-page in length (approximately 500 words) and can be pasted in  from a Word document, or a text file.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime award. Previous recipients of the UW Bothell DTA include:

Ben Gardner, Ron Tilden, Leslie Ashbaugh, Sundar Balakrishnan, Diane Gillespie, Peter Littig, Gowri Shankar, David Goldstein, Ron Krabill, Carole Kubota, Alan Wood, Suzanne Sikma, Carol Zander, Andrea Kovalesky, Bruce Kochis, Kevin Laverty, Carol Leppa, Cherry Banks, JoLynn Edwards, Michael Goldberg, Constantin Behler