Distinguished Teaching Award

The Berkeley campus' most prestigious award for teaching, the Distinguished Teaching Award, is intended to encourage and recognize individual excellence in teaching. Such teaching rises above good teaching: it incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a life-long impact. While acknowledging the fact that the Berkeley faculty comprises many outstanding teachers, the Committee on Teaching is extremely selective in determining the recipients of this award: only 223 faculty have received the award since its inception in 1959.