Awards Program to go on Hiatus

The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program will go on hiatus, beginning in January 2016, as part of a year-long strategic planning process that the Council for Advancement and Support of Education launched in July 2015. Therefore, there will not be a call for nominations in January.

CASE launched the U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program in 1981 to highlight its support of and belief in the work of higher education institutions. That same year, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching began hosting the final round of judging, and in 1982, became the primary sponsor.

For nearly 35 years, Carnegie has been a steadfast supporter of and partner in the program, which has recognized 1,200 remarkable teachers working across the United States. In late 2014, Carnegie determined that, whilst remaining supportive of the goals for the program, it was time to focus its resources on new initiatives. With this development and the launch of a strategic planning process at CASE, the decision has been made to review the U.S. Professors of the Year awards program—its mission and vision and how it advances CASE's strategic goals and direction as a global organization.

In the meantime, CASE is making plans to celebrate the 35th annual U.S. Professors of the Year awards in conjunction with the 2015 luncheon and other celebrations on Thursday, Nov. 19, in Washington, D.C. Stay tuned for more updates on the celebrations.