March 25 deadline for undergraduate teaching nominations

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University instructors who have taught at least one general education or university common requirements (UCORE) course annually for the past three years are encouraged to apply by March 25 for the Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching.

The award is named in honor of Law, a Pullman resident, who served as director of General Education from 1990 until his retirement in 2009. The award values the importance of general education faculty in helping students attain WSU’s undergraduate learning goals, especially outside their majors.

Faculty receiving this award are educators who inspire curiosity and understanding of an area of study and encourage development of the lifelong learning skills of integrating and synthesizing concepts to solve real problems.

Those eligible to apply or be nominated include tenure-track faculty members as well as instructors and clinical faculty.

Details about the award and the application/nomination process are available at

A full set of application or nomination materials must be sent to by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

The first Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching was presented to Theresa Jordan, clinical associate faculty in the Department of History, at the public Office of Undergraduate Education annual awards event in April.

Questions about the award or application/nomination process should be directed to Karen Weathermon at or Jeannie Holt at