Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence

Each year the University selects faculty members, whose teaching performance their peers consider to be exemplary, to receive the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence. The recipient will be recognized at the Commencement with an aesthetic plaque that signifies the award and a monetary prize.

I encourage you to participate in the process of selecting this year's Kenan Award recipient, preferably one from New York City and one from Westchester, by nominating your colleagues. Faculty members who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • Unusual effectiveness in classroom performance;
  • Evidence of an outstanding degree of student understanding and concern;
  • Demonstrated high standards of intellectual interest; and
  • A continuing source of inspiration to their colleagues.

Nominations are invited from faculty, students and administrators. A one or two page supporting statement indicating how the nominee meets the criteria should accompany the nomination.

The nominations must be submitted in a sealed envelope (marked Kenan Nominee) to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, with a copy to the appropriate Dean by no later than February 12th, 2016.

After the selection of the two award recipients, the two committees of Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence will select one of the two and nominate him/her for a number of recognized national/regional/discipline teaching awards.

Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence Awardees, 1960-Present