Johnston Teaching Excellence Awards
Each of the two winners receives $5,000 and a framed citation.
Origin of the Award
The awards were created in 1991 to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching. The awards are funded by the James M. Johnston Scholarship Program.
- 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. Check the list of previous winners to be sure.
- Nominations for this award must come from Johnston Scholars in the Johnston Program.
- A special committee of Johnston Scholars selects the winners and coordinates with the University Committee on Teaching Awards to avoid duplication.
- The committee will forward its recommendations to the Chancellor.