Each year, University of Maryland Global Campus recognizes the highest teaching accomplishments by bestowing the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award to outstanding faculty members in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The UMGC Teaching Recognition Award is also given to other exceptional faculty with notable teaching achievements.

The process of bestowing this honor begins with student nominations. If you wish to nominate your instructor(s) for this prestigious award, please complete the form below. Nominations are collected throughout the calendar year and awards are given the following spring.

Please note that you must submit a separate form for each faculty member you would like to nominate.

Please use the fields below to answer the following three questions in 100 words or more per question.

Why are you nominating this faculty member for a teaching award? Please include in your response why you believe them to be an outstanding teacher with supporting details.

  1. Provide an example of how your professor was responsive to your needs and helped you to achieve your goals in this course.
  2. What are some ways your professor built a positive relationship with you and helped you to connect course content to your professional work or aspirations? Please provide at least one example.
  3. How did the professor stimulate intellectual growth and enjoyment of learning ? Be as specific as possible.