Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join the APA
News and Announcements: APA Announcements

Call for Nominations Reminder: 2019 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching

Monday, July 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
Share |

The nomination deadline for the APA’s 2019 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching is less than one month away. Don’t wait to submit your nomination!

This annual prize recognizes a philosophy teacher who has had a profound impact on the student learning of philosophy in undergraduate and/or pre-college settings. The winner will be awarded $1,000 and a plaque. All APA members are eligible.

The prize is sponsored by the American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), and the Teaching Philosophy Association (TPA).

Nomination letters should be no more than 2,000 words and should address the selection criteria detailed below. (For reference, the nomination letters of previous winners are linked on the Teaching Prize page.) Only APA members may submit nominations; self-nominations are welcome.

Criteria to Include in the Nomination Letter

  • Excellence in undergraduate and/or pre-college philosophy teaching, established, in part, by the nominee's attention to student learning
  • Creative and effective use of high-quality pedagogies
  • Broader impact on the quality of philosophy education through service and/or research

The nomination deadline is August 1, 2019. To submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.

After reviewing the nomination letters, the APA committee on the teaching of philosophy will invite selected finalists to submit detailed information.

We look forward to receiving your nominations for the 2019 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching.


David Concepción
Chair, APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy

The American Philosophical Association
University of Delaware
31 Amstel Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302.831.1112 | Fax: 302.831.8690