“Brilliant!” “Generous.” “Charismatic!” “Indispensable.” These are a few of the descriptions students and colleagues have used to describe the 2012 University Teaching Awards recipients.
Twenty-four people in nine categories are receiving this year’s award, the highest campuswide recognition for teaching excellence. The winners were recognized during halftime of the Carolina-Virginia men’s basketball game on Feb. 12, and a banquet will be held at The Carolina Club on April 26 to present the awards and further honor the winners.
The Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction are given to four faculty members to honor exceptional teaching of post-baccalaureate students. This year’s recipients are:
The Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching are given to five faculty members in recognition of excellence in undergraduate teaching. This year’s awards go to:
The Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement acknowledges longtime contributions to teaching, learning and mentoring beyond the classroom. Jean DeSaix ’69 (MS, ’78 PhD), senior lecturer, department of biology, is this year’s recipient.
The Chapman Family Teaching Awards are given to full-time faculty members for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The 2012 winners are:
The J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Awards are given to individuals who exemplify excellence in teaching first-year students. This year’s winners are:
The William C. Friday Award for Excellence in Teaching goes to an individual who demonstrates excellence in inspirational teaching. The 2012 recipient is Lawrence Rosenfeld, professor, department of communication studies.
The Johnston Teaching Excellence Award is given to two faculty members for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Recipients this year are:
The Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants recognize the accomplishments of five graduate teaching assistants. Winners are:
This year’s nominee for the UNC System Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching is Linda Spremulli, professor, department of chemistry. This award is given to a tenured faculty member on each campus of the UNC System for exceptional undergraduate teaching over a sustained period of time.