Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Nominate an Outstanding Teacher

Students, have you taken a course with an outstanding teacher? Teachers, do you have a colleague whose work in the classroom you would like to see rewarded? If so, please nominate him or her for an undergraduate teaching award.

Every year, the English Department bestows awards on its own outstanding teaching assistants and instructors, and it also nominates outstanding undergraduate teachers  (professors, instructors, and teaching assistants) for campus teaching awards. The English Department has a history of winning more teaching awards than any other department in the university. 

If you would like to nominate one or more of our dedicated teachers you can pick up a paper form in Room 200 of the English Building or use our simple web-based form.  Instructors in Rhetoric, Creative Writing, English Language and Literature, the Writer's Workshop, and Film are all eligible. Please note that these nominations are for undergraduate teaching only.

Click here for nomination form.

English Department Statement on Chief Illiniwek

The faculty of the Department of English find Chief Illiniwek an inappropriate symbol or mascot for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While we understand that in the eyes of many supporters of the Chief Illiniwek symbol, the current version of Chief Illiniwek looks like a more respectful image than many other Native American sports mascots, we strongly believe that such stereotypical, oversimplified, and inaccurate representations are out of place in a university environment, where they miseducate the wider public and the members of our own university community, perpetuating a distorted cliché of Indian people and perpetuating the notion that Indian cultures are a plaything for the dominant culture. (Read more about Chief Illiniwek)

Instructions for SSN Detection

The following documents explain procedures and requirements for faculty and staff to comply with the program to eliminate the presence of social security numbers on computers used by university faculty and staff.