Aug. 2, 2020
Each year, UNC celebrates the central role of teaching and mentoring by recognizing faculty, staff and students. The University Committee on Teaching Awards offers a number of awards based on nominations by members of the...Read More
Jan. 17, 2020
The dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the former director of the Institute of Government were recognized Friday with the GAA’s Faculty Service Award. The GAA Board of Directors presented the...Read More
Dec. 2, 2019
Three Carolina faculty members are among 443 scientists selected this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its...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.