This award, coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Office of Faculty Development, 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.
One nominee per college will be accepted.
Criteria and Eligibility
To be considered for the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the nominee:
- Has not been a previous recipient of the University-level Board of Governors Award
- Is tenured
- Has taught at NC State for no less than 7 years
- Is a recipient of the Outstanding Teachers Award
- Is teaching in the academic year of nomination
Recognition and Award
Each college nominee receives a cash award of $650.00. The university recipient is awarded a cash prize of $12,500.00. The university recipient and college nominees are recognized at the Teaching Awards Luncheon in the spring. The university recipient is further recognized at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence, the Board of Governors Luncheon, and is publicized in NC State media and in the Spring Commencement program.
College nominations will be submitted in PDF form by email attachment or uploaded to Google Drive to the university awards coordinator, Judy Austin at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
NOTE: Each college determines its own deadline for submissions to its college-level review committee to allow review time and submission to the University Level. Contact your college’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for their submission schedule.
Nomination and Submission Guidelines
Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
One nominee per college will be accepted.
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 may be nominated in the next 2 years. Nominees in the pool may update their submissions but it is not required.
If the faculty member or college does not wish the nomination to remain in the pool for three years, the nomination can be withdrawn after year 1 or 2 and the college may nominate a new candidate.
After three years, if the nominee is still in the pool, the college may either re-nominate the candidate or nominate a new candidate.
Nomination Package Submission Process
- PDF files that comprise the nomination package contents as listed below. Submit separate pdf files for each of the components of the nomination package.
- Please submit all pdf files comprising each submission package at the same time.
Nomination Package Required Contents
- Completed BOG Nomination Form,
- Current curriculum vitae or resume (limit 25 pages or less)
- Brief statement articulating the candidate’s teaching philosophy, not to exceed 4 pages
- Samples of course materials such as excerpts from syllabi, assignments, projects, exams, student portfolios, or other evidence of student learning outcomes, not to exceed 16 pages
- Documentation of teaching-related activities such as the following, not to exceed 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.)
- 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)
- Summaries of two recent peer evaluations
- Letters of support from two peers, 1 page for each letter
- Letters of support from two students, 1 page for each letter
- 500-word professional bio, suitable for numerous publications
- One jpg file of a color photograph suitable for publication by the UNC System
Please email or upload to Google Drive PDF files to email@example.com by Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
This form must be filled out and signed by the appropriate parties. Submit as a pdf file with the other components of the nomination package.
Administrative Advisory Committee Composition
- Ten members appointed upon the recommendation of the dean from each degree-granting college who are recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award.
- Chair of the University Standing Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching;
- Chair of the Faculty;
- President of the Graduate Student Association or a representative appointed upon the recommendation of the president of the Graduate Student Association;
- President of the Student Body or Student Government Designee and,
- 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: