Welcome to the official homepage of
the 16th Annual Golden Apple Award
presented by SHOUT: Students Honoring Outstanding University Teaching
Why the "Ideal Last Lecture?"
The concept of the Golden Apple Award was inspired by one of the greatest teachers of the Jewish tradition, Rabbi Eliezer ben Hurkanos, who taught 1900 years ago, "Get your life in order one day before you die." Since no one knows what day that will be, we need to do it every day. This even is an annual reminder to the entire University that all of us should always be giving our "last lectures."
The Golden Apple Award honors those teachers who consistently teach each lecture as if it were their last, and strive not only to disseminate knowledge but to inspire and engage students in its pursuit.
Nominate your professor for the 16th annual Golden Apple Award! Please note that both graduate and undergraduate instructors are eligible for the award; the committee considers both quantity and quality of nominations so that the size of a professor's classes do not affect his or her chances of being selected.