STC Teaching Award

Process and Requirements


Every Rice undergraduate student who has taught a Student Taught Course (STC) in the spring and fall of 2023 is eligible for the 2024 STC Teaching Award. This award was designed to recognize the exceptional teaching done by undergraduates at Rice.


October 6 — Applications Due
March — Finalists Selected; Candidates Notified
April 23, 2024 — Winners Honored at University Awards Ceremony

Application Form

Applications are due no later than 5:00PM and deadlines are listed under the timeline.

The application must include the following three items to be considered complete:

  • A course syllabus (PDF)
  • An example of a course assignment (PPT or PDF)
  • An example of an in class activity or lecture (PPT or PDF)

*You may nominate your course more than once. A course can only win once, but a student instructor can win more than once if they teach different courses.

Review of Application Materials

The process for determining the winner of the STC Teaching Award was developed by the CTE’s undergraduate advisory board. The winner is selected by a committee composed of members of the CTE Faculty Fellows. Selection criteria are based on a review of instructional materials and instructor and course evaluations from the Office of the Registrar. The two winners are selected from the self-nominations of courses from spring and fall semesters from the calendar year prior the award ceremony. Both winners can be from the same semester.