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University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (UPUTE) are awarded to our most distinguished teachers of undergraduates. Awardees exhibit uncommon excellence and devotion to educating undergraduate students. These professors are exceptional classroom teachers and pedagogical innovators, who explore new teaching methods and ways to engage other educators in the pursuit of excellence.

Selection Committee Makeup

Faculty Affairs convenes the selection committee. Each year, a member of the Center for Teaching Excellence serves as a permanent voting member, and additional representatives are chosen from five schools or colleges randomly selected. Committee candidates should exemplify teaching excellence.