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At the end of each academic year, the CTE hosts the university's formal awards ceremony that provides an opportunity for Rice administrators, faculty, and students to celebrate the contributions of Rice instructors who have devoted themselves to both their students and the craft of teaching.

University Awards Ceremony & Reception 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
McMurtry Auditorium

There will be a wine and appetizer reception following the ceremony. All students, faculty, alumni, and staff are encouraged to attend (no RSVP required).

2020 Brown Lecture on Teaching Excellence
Presented by Luay Nakhleh
2019 Recipient, George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching
J. S. Abercrombie Professor of Computer Science

Awards Presented:
George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching
George R. Brown Awards for Superior Teaching
Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in University Service and Leadership
Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in Professional Service and Leadership
Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service
Marjorie Corcoran Award
Charles W. Duncan Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty
Nicolas Salgo Outstanding Teaching Award
Presidential Award for Mentoring
Teaching Award for Excellence in Inquiry-Based Learning
Sarah A. Burnett Teaching Prize in the Social Sciences
Sarofim Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities
Sophia Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching (Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award)
Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Engineering
Graduate Liberal Studies John Freeman Faculty Teaching Award
Graduate Liberal Studies John Freeman Faculty Mentoring Award
STC Teaching Award (for Student-Taught Courses)
Graduate Student Teaching Awards


Teaching Awards Ceremony 2015 in Pictures

In 2015, over 230 guests celebrated the achievements of 28 Rice faculty.