The UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Awards are presented annually to up to four UNLV faculty members. These awards are administered through the Faculty Center, and selection is made by a committee composed of past winners. Each award carries a $5,000 stipend. From this group of award winners, UNLV will select nominees for the NSHE Regents’ Teaching Awards.

The Regents’ Teaching Awards are presented annually to NSHE permanent faculty members with distinguished records of teaching. Two awards will be selected from nominations from UNLV, UNR, NSC, and DRI: one award for faculty who are tenured or tenure track, and one award for faculty who are not tenured or tenure track (faculty-in-residence, lecturer). Each award carries a $5,000 stipend.

Call for Nominations


Recipients must be nominated for this award and must have at least five years of cumulative service in NSHE by the date of nomination.

Although these awards are intended for individuals, groups who by their collaboration have made outstanding instructional contributions may be recognized as well.

Nomination Requirements

Nominees must be nominated by an NSHE employee or student. Self nominations are not accepted. Nominators should submit a formal nomination letter which speaks to the nominee’s excellence in teaching. Requirements for the nomination letter can be found in the Regents’ Awards Guidance document.

Application Materials

Nominees must provide a number of materials to support their nomination. These required materials include:

  • Nomination form
  • Table of contents
  • Nomination letter
  • Letters of support
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Supplemental materials (required)
  • Biography

Please consult the Regents’ Awards Guidance document for additional requirements and more information about collecting, creating, and organizing these materials. Further details can be found in the Board of Regents’ Procedures and Guidelines Manual, Chapter 8, Section 2.

For guidance on the appearance of these documents, please see our simple template and graphic template for the table of contents.

All materials must be compiled into a single PDF file and submitted electronically by email to


For questions or concerns, please contact the UNLV Faculty Center at