Self-nominations and nominations by students are not accepted. A nominator must be a colleague of the candidate or an administrator at the candidate's institution.
Yes. Each institution may nominate up to three professors.
Yes. Our online system allows you to renominate anyone you nominated in the previous year. For more information, please see our Entry Instructions.
Nominees must have taught at the undergraduate level, part- or full-time, for at least one semester during the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information, please see the 2015 U.S. Professors of the Year brochure.
Individuals can win in their state only once but may reapply to enter the national level at any time.
Previous state winners who have moved to an institution in another state may reapply at the state level.
The entry fee is $95 per candidate.
The deadline for the U.S. Professors of the Year program is April 13, 2015. All unfinished or unsubmitted nominations after this date will not be considered.
No. All entry materials must be submitted online to be considered by the judges.
Yes. You will receive a confirmation message once you begin the nomination process that includes the deadline for submissions and a "My Award Nominations" link that will allow you to complete the submission and payment process for your convenience. Please note that the professor(s) you are nominating will also receive an email that simply confirms that you have started the nomination process. No action is required on his/her part.
Supporting letters should be no longer than two pages.
We recommend and would prefer to receive PDF documents.
You will not be able to edit a file once it is uploaded. However, if at any point you need to edit your entry materials, you may delete an uploaded file and upload a corrected version to our site.
The awards program will notify national and state winners no later than mid-September.
Please refer to this step-by-step guide.
For more information, please see the 2015 U.S. Professors of the Year brochure.
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