Walter J. Gores Awards
The Walter J. Gores Faculty Achievement Awards for excellence in teaching were established by bequest of Walter J. Gores, Stanford Alumnus of the Class of 1917 and a professor at the University of Michigan for 30 years. Teaching is understood in its broadest sense and includes, in particular, lecturing, leading discussions, tutoring, and advising at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Any member of the teaching staff of the University is eligible for an award, including all faculty of professorial rank, instructors, lecturers, teaching fellows, and teaching and course assistants. Ordinarily, awards are made to a senior faculty member (associate or full professor) or senior lecturer; a junior faculty member or member of the teaching staff; and a teaching assistant (graduate or undergraduate student). The awards are made annually at the University Commencement Ceremony.