The Butler School of Music proudly announces one of our very own was selected for a 2021 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Professor of Trombone Nathaniel Brickens is one of 27 winners, and will receive an award of $25,000 for his outstanding performance.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents established this program in 2008 to honor extraordinary classroom performance and innovation. Since that time, the Board has presented more than $20 million to over 750 outstanding UT educators.
“The best way to ensure students get the full promise of a UT degree is to provide them with outstanding faculty,” Chairman Kevin P. Eltife said. “On behalf of the Board of Regents, I extend our profound appreciation to these educators for their commitment to teaching excellence and passion for serving students.”
“Nominees undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers,” according to the Regents’ website. “The review panels consider a range of activities and criteria in their evaluations of a candidate's teaching performance, including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes. The Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards reinforce the Board of Regents' commitment to ensuring that University of Texas institutions are places of intellectual exploration and discovery, educational excellence and unparalleled opportunity.”