Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nomination Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Eligibility and Criteria

Award and Recognition


Nomination and Submission Guidelines

Nomination Form

Administrative Advisory Committee

Previous Recipients

This Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching is the most prestigious award for teaching given to faculty from among NC State’s 10 degree-granting colleges.  The award was established in 1993 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support exceptional teaching within the university.


Eligibility and Criteria

  • Full-time faculty
  • Has not been a previous recipient of the university-level Board of Governors Award
  • Is tenured
  • Is a recipient of the Outstanding Teachers Award
  • Has taught at NC State for no less than 7 years
  • Is teaching in the academic year of nomination


One award recipient will be selected from among the nominees submitted by participating colleges

Award and Recognition
The university recipient is awarded a cash prize of $12,500.00. Each college nominee receives a cash award of $650.00. The university recipient and college nominees are honored at the University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony.  The university recipient is also recognized at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence and a Board of Governors event. The recipient and nominees will be publicized in NC State media.

Nomination Submission Deadline – Tuesday, October 12, 2021
NOTE: Each college determines its own deadline for submissions to its college-level review committee to allow time for nominations review and submission of one nomination to the university awards and events coordinator.  Contact your college’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for their schedule.

Nomination and Submission Guidelines
Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
One nominee per college will be accepted

Nomination Package Submission Process

  • Submit separate PDF files for the nomination components listed below.
  • Submit all pdf files comprising each nomination package at the same time
  • Submit nominations by email attachment or upload to Google Drive to Awards and Events Coordinator Judy Austin at

Nomination Package Required Contents

  1. Completed Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching nomination form, with appropriate signatures affixed.
  2. Current curriculum vitae or resume. Limit 25 pages
  3. Brief statement articulating the candidate’s teaching philosophy. Limit 4 pages
  4. Samples of course materials such as excerpts from syllabi, assignments, projects, exams, student portfolios, or other evidence of student learning outcomes. Limit 15 pages
  5. Documentation of teaching-related activities such as the following: Limit 4 pages
    • Leadership related to teaching and learning
    • Continuing professional development (workshops, institutes, etc.)
    • Scholarship of teaching, advising, and/or mentoring (campus or other presentations, publications, etc.)
  6. Tabulation of student evaluation ratings for each course taught the two years prior to the year of nomination as well as departmental average and range (if available). Limit 4 pages
  7. Summaries of two recent peer evaluations.  Limit 4 pages
  8. Letters of support from two peers. 1 page for each letter
  9. Letters of support from two students. 1 page for each letter
  10. 500-word professional bio
  11. One jpg file of a color photograph for publication

Document format:  1.5 space, 1-inch margins, Arial 10, 11 or 12 

Please email or upload to Google Drive PDF files to by Tuesday, October 12, 2021


A nomination may be resubmitted for the next award cycle if the nominee has not been selected as a recipient of this award. Renominations are not automatic. They must be resubmitted with updates that reflect the current year of nomination, confirmation of continued support from the writers of support letters, and any information regarding awards, accolades, projects, publications, or other activities completed after the submission of last year’s nominations.


Administrative Advisory Committee 

  • One representative who is a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from each of the 10 degree-granting colleges. Committee members will be appointed by the Provost upon the recommendation of their respective deans
  • Chair of the Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching
  • One student representative from the Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching
  • Chair of the Faculty
  • President of the Graduate Student Association or a GSA designee
  • President of the Student Body or Student Government designee
  • A previous recipient of the Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence In Teaching at the university Level or college-level recipient, who will act as a representative for the Office of the Provost.

The Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching Administrative Advisory Committee will meet on:

xxx. via Zoom