The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize outstanding teaching performance and are given out once a year, based on student evaluations during the previous academic year. For this award, the academic year consists of the Fall semester, the Winter semester, the Spring semester and Summer semester sessions I and II, in that order. Thus, the awards presented in the 2015 are based on evaluations for the 2013-14 academic year, including Fall 2013; Winter 2014; Spring 2014; Summer I, 2014; and Summer II, 2014.
Awards are given to top performers by program. The programs awarded include the undergraduate core, undergraduate elective, MBA core, MBA elective, MS, EMBA, and OMBA. All Smith teaching faculty and PhD students are eligible for this award.