EWP Teaching Awards

Each spring, the Expository Writing Committee grants two teaching awards to graduate students teaching in English Department Writing Programs.  All qualified TAs, as specified below, are eligible to apply for these awards. Both awards include a cash prize.

The Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award honors outstanding teaching by a graduate student in his or her first year of teaching in the Expository Writing Program (EWP). The annual Dunn First-Year Teaching Award was established to honor Dick Dunn’s devotion to scholarship, teaching and service. In 2007, Dunn retired from the University leaving a strong legacy to the English Department as Chair for three terms and Divisional Dean for five years. Influencing both graduate and undergraduate students, Dick Dunn challenged students to engross themselves in their work.

All graduate students who began teaching in the Expository Writing Program during the academic year are eligible to apply for this award.  

The Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs honors outstanding teaching by graduate students teaching in the Expository Writing Program (English 109/110, 111, 121, 131, 182, 281, 282, 381, 382) or the Interdisciplinary Writing Program (197, 198,199, 297, 298, 299).  All graduate students who have taught one of these courses within two years are eligible to apply for this award. The annual Webber Prize for Outstanding Teaching was established in 1980 to honor Joan Malory Webber’s commitment to both scholarship and teaching. Webber, a member of the UW Department of English from 1972 until her death in 1978, was known for her deep devotion to teaching and for inspiring her students. 

Selection of winners will be based on a review of teaching portfolios by a faculty-only subcommittee of the Expository Writing Committee. Announcements and more details are circulated in early spring quarter.

The deadline for the 2016-2017 EWP teaching awards is May 5th, 2017 at 5pm. The full announcement and specific guidelines for applying can be found here in the link below.

 Teaching Award Application

Questions can be directed to Candice Rai at crai@uw.edu.