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Announcements: August 25, 2010

Chancellor Linda P. Brady has issued a call for nominations.

TO: Faculty, Staff, Student Leadership, and Alumni Association

FROM: Linda P. Brady

DATE: August 9, 2010

RE: Nominations for 2010-2011 Alumni Teaching Excellence and Board of Governors Awards

To recognize outstanding teaching and demonstrate our commitment to teaching excellence, the University presents three awards to UNCG faculty members every year. Let me urge you to use the form to submit nominations for the 2010-2011 Alumni Teaching Excellence and Board of Governors Teaching Excellence awards to be awarded in August 2011.

  • The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for an Untenured Faculty Member ($4,500) recognizes a full-time faculty member with at least a ¾ teaching assignment during the academic year of the award, who has taught at UNCG for at least three years. Instructors, lecturers, nontenured assistant and associate professors, and clinical faculty who meet the criteria are eligible. The recipient is recognized on campus after the Chancellor’s State of the Campus address.
  • The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for a Tenured Faculty Member ($7,500) recognizes a full-time tenured faculty member with at least a ¾ teaching assignment during the academic year of the award, who has completed at least three years at UNCG. (Individuals who will be on research leave either semester are not eligible). The recipient is recognized on campus after the Chancellor’s State of the Campus address.
  • The Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award recognizes a full-time tenured faculty member with at least a ¾ teaching assignment during the academic year of the award, who has taught at UNCG for at least seven years. (Individuals who will be on research leave either semester are not eligible.) The Board of Governors brings statewide recognition.

Nominations must be submitted by September 17, 2010. Note that all eligible faculty who receive the 2009-10 teaching award from their College or School will be automatically nominated for one of these awards.

The nomination form is on the web at: http://provost.uncg.edu/Underedu/content/ATEA/docs/nominations.pdf.

You may direct questions about these awards to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Steve Roberson.

The criteria and procedures for the nomination and selection of Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards and Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award:

OBJECTIVE

  • To recognize excellence in teaching at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

AWARDS

  • Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for an Untenured Faculty Member, $4,500
  • Alumni Teaching Excellence Award for a Tenured Faculty Member, $7,500
  • Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award for a Tenured Faculty Member, $7,500

ELIGIBILITY

  • The award for an Untenured Faculty Member is given to a lecturer, instructor, nontenured assistant/associate professor, or clinical faculty member who has completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG.
  • The award for a Tenured Faculty Member is given to a tenured faculty member who has completed at least three years of teaching at UNCG.
  • The Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award is given to a tenured faculty member who has completed at least seven years of teaching at UNCG.
  • No person may receive a second Alumni award within five years. The Board of Governors award is only given once to an individual.
  • Faculty nominated for all awards must have a teaching assignment of at least ¾ of the department’s full teaching load during the academic year. Individuals who will be on research leave either semester are not eligible.

CRITERIA
The Teaching Excellence Awards selection process defines distinguished teaching as:

  • Outstanding success in facilitating student learning (including consistent success in making complex ideas and concepts understandable and meaningful to the students)
  • Evidence of innovation and creativity in teaching
  • The establishment and maintenance of high academic standards
  • Support for the academic and professional pursuits of students (including mentoring and advising students); and
  • Demonstrated leadership in teaching (including disciplinary, departmental, and university-wide contributions, presentations, and publications)

NOMINATIONS
We welcome nominations by students, faculty members, staff, and alumni.

THE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IS ONGOING UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17, 2010.

Nomination forms must be accompanied by a signed statement of support (not to exceed 2 typewritten pages). The form is available on the web at: http://provost.uncg.edu/Underedu/content/ATEA/docs/nominations.pdf.

All nominations should be sent to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, 132 McIver Building.

NOTIFICATION AND SELECTION
All nominees will be notified of their nomination by September 24th, and will be sent instructions on the required materials and deadlines at that time. The submitted materials will be reviewed by a faculty/student committee appointed by the Provost, and will recommend the recipient for each award to the Chancellor by December.