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Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching The Board of Governors gives this award to a tenured faculty member on each campus of the UNC System for excellent and exceptional undergraduate teaching over a sustained period of time. A RECOMMENDATION LETTER IS REQUIRED FOR THIS AWARD and should not be combined with other award nominations. Please feel free to nominate the same professor separately for other awards. Eligibility - Any tenured faculty member who has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for at least seven years is eligible. This includes faculty members in Academic Affairs, Health Affairs and professional schools. Nominees must be teaching undergraduates in the academic year in which they are selected. Recipients must have demonstrated excellent or exceptional undergraduate teaching over a sustained period of time, and nominations should document that record. Nominees must be teaching in the academic year in which they are nominated. Faculty members may receive this award only once.
Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement This award acknowledges lifetime contributions to teaching, learning and mentoring beyond the classroom. One winner will receive $5,000 and an engraved plague. Eligibility - Faculty and staff who teach or work in clinical settings, libraries or the School of Government are eligible, as are those who work with student groups, direct student centers or coach athletic teams. Awards are given university-wide and may include individuals from professional schools, Health Affairs and Academic Affairs. Nominees do not have to be members of the permanent faculty. Individuals who have received this award within the last five years are not eligible.
Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction Four awards are given to faculty members for exceptional teaching of post-baccalaureate students. Winners will receive $5,000 and a framed citation Eligibility - Any teacher of post-baccalaureate students who is a full-time faculty member (tenured and tenure-track) is eligible. This includes teachers in Health Affairs, Academic Affairs and professional schools. Fixed-term faculty members are eligible if they have taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for at least five years. Visiting faculty members are not eligible. Nominees must be teaching in the academic year in which they are selected. Faculty members who also teach undergraduate students are eligible. Individuals cannot receive this award more than once every five years.
Tanner Awards to Graduate Teaching Assistants Five Tanner Awards are given to graduate teaching assistants for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Winners will receive $5,000 and a framed citation. Eligibility - The nominee must be a graduate teaching assistant in the year in which he or she is nominated. Individuals who have won a Tanner award in the last five years are not eligible.
Chapman Family Teaching Awards The Chapman awardees will receive $30,000 that must be spent within a five-year period. Of this, $15,000 may be used as a one-time summer salary. 2-4 winners annually. Eligibility - The significant criterion for selection is a record of demonstrated distinguished undergraduate teaching. There is no requirement that Chapman awardees have previously won other teaching awards, but having won previous awards is considered favorably. Nominees must be teaching in the academic year in which they are selected. Individuals who have won a Chapman award in the last five years are not eligible.
Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching This award recognizes excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first- and second-year students. Five winners will receive $7,500 and a framed citation. Eligibility - Any teacher of undergraduate students who is a full-time faculty member (tenured or tenure-track) is eligible. This includes teachers in Health Affairs, Academic Affairs and professional schools. Fixed-term faculty members (e.g., lecturers and clinical professors) are eligible if they have taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for at least five years. Visiting faculty members are not eligible. Nominees must be teaching in the academic year in which they are selected. Individuals who have won a Tanner award in the last five years are not eligible.
William C. Friday Award for Excellence in Teaching This award was created by members of the 1986 graduating class to recognize members of the faculty who have exemplified excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students. The winner will receive $5,000 and a framed citation. Eligibility - Any teacher of undergraduate students who is a full-time faculty member (tenured or tenure-track) is eligible. This includes teachers in Health Affairs, Academic Affairs and professional schools. Fixed-term faculty members (e.g., lecturers and clinical professors) are eligible if they have taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for at least five years. Visiting faculty members are not eligible. Nominees must be teaching in the academic year in which they are selected. Individuals who have won a Friday award in the last five years are not eligible.
J. Carlyle Sitterson Award for Teaching First-Year Students This award recognizes excellence in teaching first-year students by any faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences. Two winners will receive $5,000 and a framed citation. Eligibility - These awards are restricted to faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences who teach first-year students for at least part of their teaching responsibility. Tenured/tenured track or fixed-term faculty members (e.g., lecturers and clinical professors) are eligible if they have taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for at least five years. Visiting faculty members are not eligible. Nominees must be teaching in the academic year in which they are selected. Individuals who have won a Sitterson award in the last five years are not eligible.
Johnston Teaching Excellence Award The awards were created in 1991 to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching. Two winners will receive $5,000 and a framed citation. Eligibility - Any teacher of undergraduate students who is a full-time faculty member (tenured or tenure-track) is eligible. This includes teachers in Health Affairs, Academic Affairs and professional schools. Fixed-term faculty members (e.g., lecturers and clinical professors) are eligible if they have taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for at least five years. Visiting faculty members are not eligible. Nominees must be teaching in the academic year in which they are selected. Individuals who have won a Johnston award in the last five years are not eligible.


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It is helpful for the selection committee when responses are as specific as possible, reinforcing your praise and comments with real-life examples that reflect the educator's qualities and character. For each, there are some suggested prompts, but you are not required to address any of these and can provide supporting evidence for each question outside of these prompts.

Please complete all of the following sections of the form in your own words.

It is helpful for the selection committee when responses are as specific as possible, reinforcing your praise and comments with real-life examples that reflect the educator's qualities and character. For each, there are some suggested prompts, but you are not required to address any of these and can provide supporting evidence for each question outside of these prompts.

Recommendation Letter is Required for Board of Governors Award

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