Applications for the Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching at Washington State University will be accepted through Thurs., April 1, 2021.

Following reviews by the Law Award Committee, the new recipient will be announced mid- April.

Those eligible for the Law Award include instructors on all campuses, whose teaching has included at least one UCORE class annually for at least the past three years.

Detailed information about the award and the online application process is available on the Law Award webpage.

Presented since 2013, the Law Award recognizes outstanding teaching by faculty on all campuses who teach courses in the University Common Requirements (UCORE) general education curriculum. Nine faculty members have so far received the Law Award, said Karen Weathermon, member of the award selection committee. UCORE is part of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA), in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

“The Law Award recognizes exceptional educators for their efforts to provide top learning experiences for their students.”

Recipients of the Law Award are described as educators who inspire curiosity into, and understanding of, an area of study. Through their teaching, they encourage development of the lifelong learning skills of integrating and synthesizing concepts to solve real problems.

The award is named in honor of retired WSU administrator and faculty member Richard Law, who served as the director of general education from 1990 until his retirement in 2009. The award in his name values the important role played by faculty across the university teaching UCORE courses to help undergraduates attain WSU Learning Goals, especially outside their major area of study.

Questions about the award or online nomination process should be emailed to  Application materials are due by 5 p.m. on the April 1 deadline date.