Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching – Overview
This award, coordinated by the Office of the Provost, is the most prestigious award given to faculty for teaching excellence. The Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1993 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching within the university.
Please note: Nominees for the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching will remain in the pool of nominees for consideration for a total of three years. If they are not successful in the first year they are nominated, they will be considered in the next 2 years. Candidates in the pool are welcome to update their submissions, although it is not required.
If the faculty member or college does not want the nomination to remain in the pool for three years, the nomination can be withdrawn after year 1 or 2 and the college can nominate a new candidate.
After three years, if the nominee is still in the pool, the college can either re-nominate the candidate or nominate a new candidate.
Recognition and Award
A cash award of $650.00 is made to each college recipient. All recipients are recognized at an awards ceremony in the spring. A one-time cash award of $7,500.00 is awarded to the university recipient. The university recipient is recognized at the Board of Governors Luncheon and publicized in news media. UNC General Administration is notified of the recipient by the Chancellor.
College nominations will be submitted to the 415 Clark Hall (adjacent to Clark Dining Hall), by 2:00 p.m., December 7, 2012.
NOTE: Each college will have their own deadline for submissions to their college committee to allow review time and submission to the University Level. Contact your college’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for their submission schedule.