May 7, 2018
Jack D. Griffith, a member of UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Kenan Distinguished Professor of microbiology and immunology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Griffith is one of 84 new...Read More
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
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.