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University Academy of Teaching

Recognizing and Engaging Great Teachers at UVA

The University Academy of Teaching recognizes exemplary professors who have generously and collaboratively shared their know-how with faculty and graduate teaching assistant colleagues throughout the University community, especially across Departmental and School boundaries. In diverse, innovative ways, consistently, over an extended time, Academy members have distinguished themselves with their ability to communicate their excellent skill in facilitating students’ learning. Academy members have typically won a University-wide teaching award. The Academy engages its members to share their expertise with a broader audience of colleagues through a series of programs that will further raise the level of pedagogy at the University of Virginia.

Founded as a pilot program in 2011, the University Academy of Teaching is housed in the University of Virginia Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and directed by an Executive Board made up of Academy members and CTE faculty.

Generous initial funding for the University Academy of Teaching was provided by The Jefferson Trust, an Initiative of the U.Va. Alumni Association, by Vice Provost for Academic Programs J. Milton Adams, and by the Center for Teaching Excellence. It is hoped that the accomplishments of the Academy will attract additional philanthropic support. To support the University Academy of Teaching click here.

Inaugural reception, August 18, 2011; photos by Cole Geddy/U.Va. Public Affairs.