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Committee on Teaching (COT)


(Active Fall 84-Spring 2022)

The Committee on Teaching (COT) is responsible for the selection of the Distinguished Teaching Awards and the advising of the Division and departments with regards to policies that will enlarge possibilities for distinguished teaching and improve the quality of instruction, including methods of evaluation of teaching.


  • Nine voting faculty members.
  • Two student representatives -- one undergraduate and one graduate student appointed by their respective student government associations (votes reported separately).

The Committee on Teaching meets five to six times per year or as needed to select the Distinguished Teaching Award recipients.

Interactions and Administration. Primarily with the Special Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Online Teaching and Learning, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences, and University Extension.    

COT Chair: Jessica L. Collett,
Committee Analyst: Renee Rouzan-Kay,