Welcome to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers website. Established in 1999, the Academy of Distinguished Teachers is a forum through which its members provide valued leadership to the University, serving as mentors, advisers, and spokespersons for the University’s teaching mission. The Academy's over 300 members represent all of the University's campuses.

Fall 2022 ADT Retreat

The Academy of Distinguished Teachers' biennial retreat will be September 23-25 (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge in Deerwood, Minnesota (near Brainerd). The topic of the retreat will be: Mental Health, Resilience, and Academic Excellence: Can We Have it All? Space is limited. Registration priority will be given to those who are actively teaching or contributing in another way to the U's education mission, and will also be based on achieving a balance of participation from campuses and colleges. To apply to attend the retreat, please use this form.

Tips for Teaching

Check out these tips for teaching in online and hybrid environments, gleaned from those offered by your colleagues during the summer 2020 "Teaching Topics Happy Hours" hosted by the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. 

Recipients of UMN Distinguished Teaching Awards 

Learn about the recipients of the Horace T. Morse – University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education at: https://scholarswalk.umn.edu/faculty-awards/awards-for-outstanding-contributions/morse-recipients

Learn about the recipients of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education at https://scholarswalk.umn.edu/faculty-awards/awards-for-outstanding-contributions/grad-and-professional