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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

24 earn 2019 University Teaching Awards

Twenty-four faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of Carolina’s 2019 University Teaching Awards. The recipients will be recognized during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Syracuse on Feb. 26. The awards banquet will be held April 8.

The University Committee on Teaching Awards, which oversees the selection process, encouraged students to nominate deserving faculty and graduate teaching assistants for the awards. The committee specifically sought nominations with specific examples that display the nominees’ care for students, mentorship or effective use of classroom methods.

“These award-winning scholars exemplify the dedication of Carolina faculty members,” said Provost Bob Blouin. “Their work in the classroom and through their research demonstrates dedication and determination to uphold Carolina’s mission of inspiring the next generation of leaders and guiding them to learn and grow.”

The list of winners follows:

Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching, Nominee

Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Carlyle Sitterson Award for Teaching First-Year Students

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

Find more about the University Teaching Awards, including details on eligibility requirements, funding and winner compensation for each award, at