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Sarratt-Ingalls Award Nominations

Let your voice be heard!

This is your chance to acknowledge and honor the teachers who have made a real difference in your learning and development at Vanderbilt. This online nomination process is open to current Vanderbilt undergraduate students.

Two teaching awards are made annually at the Spring Faculty Assembly. They are the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. Each recipient receives a cash prize of $2,500 and an engraved pewter Washington Camp Cup. Names of winners of the Madison Sarratt Prize are mounted on a permanent plaque in the Sarratt Student Center.

The Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching was established by the Board of Trust in 1964.

The Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching was endowed by the Ingalls Foundation of Birmingham, Alabama in 1965.

Final selection is made by the Chancellor on the basis of nominations made on-line by undergraduates. Students are asked to rate a nominee according to the nominee's concern for an individual student's learning, the organization and engagement of classroom presentation, the clarity and fairness of criteria for awarding grades, and accessibility and helpfulness outside of class.

Vanderbilt departments with faculty who teach undergraduates will be listed. Eligible candidates are full-time faculty who balance teaching, research, and other obligations, and who are not previous award winners.

Each nominee will be rated on a scale of 5 to 1 (5 = high, 1 = low) according to four characteristics of excellence in undergraduate teaching. These characteristics are:

  • cares about individual student learning
  • is organized and engaging in class
  • has clear expectations and fair criteria for grading
  • is accessible and helpful outside of class

The voting period ended on Mar 1, 2016 11:59 pm.