Weiss Presidential Fellowship

"The Teacher Who Changed My Life "

You know the one – smart, sure, but quick witted, engaging, even inspiring. The one who pulled you through the door to see things you’ve never seen before.

Nominate that teacher for the Weiss Presidential Fellowship, awarded at Commencement for exceptional undergraduate teaching.


Nominees should have achieved success in:

  • making distinctive contributions to undergraduate teaching such as challenging and well-organized presentations of the subject, adaptability to the learning needs of students, innovative approaches to course materials, creation of scholarly materials for student use, availability to students outside of class;
  • influencing students beyond the formal role as a teacher such as advising or mentoring individual students, advising student organizations or groups, serving on teaching and curriculum committees, interacting informally with students;
  • helping students such as aiding in case of illness or other emergencies, advising students confronted with personal problems.

All regular full-time Tulane University faculty are eligible who hold a the following academic titles: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Professor of the Practice and Senior Professor of the Practice.

Please read the complete Call for Nominations (below), complete the Nomination Form (also below), and submit it to Antoinette Mills (CELT, 310 Richardson Building, by

5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015


2014-2015 Call for Nominations

2014-2015 Nomination Form

NOTE:   A precondition for any award nominee/recipient is that the faculty member MUST be present at

Click here for more information on the Weiss Presidential Fellowship for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, as well as a list of previous award winners.

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