The Columbian Prize

The Columbian Prize for Teaching and Mentoring Advanced Undergraduate Students is awarded to a regular, full-time faculty member in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates excellence in the teaching and mentoring of advanced undergraduate students.  With this prize, we recognize exceptional achievement in one or more of the following areas of work:

  • teaching an advanced undergraduate course,

  • advising students,

  • directing undergraduate research,

  • designing a capstone experience, or

  • mentoring students who achieve departmental honors and other distinctions.

Nomination packages for this award must include a letter of support of no more than two pages from a faculty member and a letter of support from at least one student and must be submitted by the appropriate department chair. The nomination deadline for the Columbian Prize is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5pm. Nominations can be sent to Rachel Riedner at [email protected].