Excellence in Teaching Awards

Each year the Committee on Teaching selects faculty to receive Excellence in Teaching Awards. Given in spring, the awards honor UCSC instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching. Nominations are first submitted by students and then narrowed down by the committee for further consideration.  The committee looks for evidence that the nominee has thought deeply about teaching and learning and effectively applies that thinking in the classroom.

The committee is pleased to announce the following 2019-20 winners:

  • Nathan Altice, Computational Media
  • Peter Alvaro, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Javier Fernández Agüera, Languages and Applied Linguistics
  • Megan McNamara, Sociology
  • Russell Rodriguez, Music
  • Savannah Shange, Anthropology and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 
  • Bakthan Singaram, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Amanda Smith, Literature