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Tulane Faculty Education Awards

President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional School Teaching

The goal of this award is to recognize and reward full-time faculty who have sustained a compelling record of excellence in teaching and learning and an ongoing commitment to educational excellence in a graduate or professional school.  The recipient of this award will receive a check for $5,000 and a medal designed by Professor Emeritus Franklin Adams.

See below for more information about applying for this award.

President’s Recognition Certificates

A faculty member is recognized in each of the following categories: dissertation director, innovative use of technology in teaching and interdisciplinary teaching.

To apply:
Each dean designates a committee to select one candidate for the President’s Award and one candidate for each of the Recognition Certificate categories.  A letter of nomination, a complete curriculum vitae and the candidate’s statement about teaching and learning should be submitted in a standard three ring binder.

Deadline for nominations from each dean must be submitted to the provost’s office by March 15.

For more information, please contact the Office of Medical Education at ome@tulane.edu.

School of Medicine Education Awards

School of Medicine Teaching Scholar Award

This annual award recognizes a full-time faculty member's significant record of teaching, scholarship and accomplishments, and ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at Tulane University Health Sciences Center.  This award is bestowed on a faculty member by the School of Medicine. The recipient of this prestigious award is identified by a selection committee composed of past Teaching Scholar awardees.  The award includes:

  • A $3,000 increase in salary for three years
  • Recognition at an annual award program
  • A plaque for the recipient's office and a lapel pin reflecting this distinction
  • Induction into the Tulane School of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars
  • Recognition on a plaque representing this award that is displayed in the Office of Medical Education, School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, Suite 1730

Nominating Process

All full-time faculty with a sustained and compelling record of teaching and learning contributions and effectiveness at Tulane for five (5) years or more can be nominated by the faculty, residents and students. 

For more information about the nomination process, please contact the Office of Medical Education at ome@tulane.edu.

Tulane University Health Sciences Center Auxiliary Teaching Excellence Award

This award was established to recognize and continue the development of a member of the basic science faculty with outstanding potential in medical education.  The award recipient must be in the first three years of his/her teaching career and be an assistant/associate professor with a full-time, tenure-track appointment in a Basic Science Department at the time of nomination.  An award of $3,000 will be made to a single recipient every three years and may not be given to the same individual more than once.

To apply:
Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vita,
  • A brief essay from the candidate that includes personal goals, philosophy and accomplishments in medical education as well as how award funds will enhance his/her ability to provide medical education  and benefit the School of Medicine, 
  • Separate letters of support from the course director and the candidate's department chair.

For more information, please contact the Office of Medical Education at ome@tulane.edu.