At UNCG, we recognize teaching and support for teaching, activities associated with the campus since its founding. The Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards program began in 1964 when alumni leaders recognized the value of spotlighting good teaching, particularly as the campus transitioned from college to university. The current program provides for four categories of awards, each named for a number of significant teachers in the past as a reminder to the campus and community of the importance of teaching and support for teaching throughout the programs, departments, divisions, schools, college, and library. The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors recognizes one faculty member on each campus for outstanding contributions to teaching.
All of these awards call attention to the importance of teaching as well as to recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in a wide range of pedagogical activities in the classroom, online, and beyond. Recipients for all categories receive a cash award and a certificate, as well as public recognition.
UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award
Recognition for a tenured faculty member who has completed at least seven years of teaching at UNCG.
Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence
Recognition for a tenured faculty member who has completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG.
James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence
Recognition for a full-time faculty member who has completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG.
Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence
Recognition for any lecturer, academic professional or clinical faculty member who has completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG.
Katherine H. Taylor Award for Teaching Excellence
Recognition for an individual who provides significant teaching support in the capacity of his/her position at UNCG, where that individual has supplied that support for a period of at least three years.
Nominations may come from students, staff, faculty, alumni, or community members. Candidates need not be nominated for this award; self-nominations are acceptable.
All nominations must be submitted to the UNCG Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013.
C R I T E R I A
Though teaching comes in many forms and venues, the committee considers the following three criteria:
- Outstanding success in guiding and facilitating all forms of best teaching practice inside and outside the classroom (online instruction, community engagement, experiential methods, meaningful mentoring and advising, student research, scholarship or artistic accomplishment).
- Evidence of consistent, transformative teaching (linking sound pedagogical approaches, grounded assessment, and meaningful curricular contributions).
- Demonstrated leadership in teaching (disciplinary, departmental, university, and professional contributions, presentations, and publications).
To view the full criteria and download the nomination form, visit http://undergraduate.uncg.edu/colleagues/alumni.php and click “Award Criteria and Nomination Form.”