Sept. 18, 2017
Joseph DeSimone, whose scientific career has revolved around creating technology with real-world applications, has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the category of Technology, the Economy and Employment. The award comes...Read More
May 8, 2017
Jane Thrailkill, associate professor of English, has been chosen UNC’s honoree for the annual Award for Excellence in Teaching given by the UNC System Board of Governors. Thrailkill is one of 17 recipients nominated by...Read More
Jan. 13, 2017
A professor who translates research into real-world innovations and a dean who champions nonpartisan service to the state’s leaders were honored Friday with the GAA’s Faculty Service Award. The GAA Board of Directors presented the...Read More
Twenty-four instructors and teaching assistants have been named winners of the 2016 University Teaching Awards.
The University Committee on Teaching Awards encourages students to nominate deserving faculty and graduate teaching assistants for the awards, and it oversees the selection process. The committee chooses recipients who promote the value of undergraduate teaching by example, demonstrate concern for students through interaction and approachability inside and outside the classroom, create meaningful learning experiences, and maintain high expectations of their students.
The recipients will be recognized during halftime of the Pittsburgh men’s basketball game on Feb. 14. A banquet also will be held to honor the winners on April 5.
The committee recommended recipients for six types of awards — five for instructors and one for teaching assistants.
Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction
Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award
Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement
William C. Friday/Class of 1986 Award for Excellence in Teaching
Johnston Teaching Excellence Awards
Chapman Family Teaching Awards
Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants
This year’s nominee for the UNC System Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching is Michael Crimmins, Mary Ann Smith Professor of chemistry and senior associate dean, molecular therapeutics. 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.