Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction

Each of the four winners receives a one-time stipend of $5,000 and a framed citation.

submit a nomination.

Origin of the Awards

This award was first given by the University in 1995 to recognize the important role of post-baccalaureate teaching.


  • 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. Check the list of previous winners to be sure.

Selection procedure

  • The subcommittee will choose four winners for this award.
  • Finalists will be notified and asked to provide digital teaching portfolios
  1. A current curriculum vitae
  2. A list of formal post-baccalaureate classes you have taught, or informal graduate training initiatives you have supervised, in the last five years
  3. A list of at least four current and four former students to serve as references (with email and phone)
  4. A list of at least four colleagues, including department head, to serve as references (with email and phone)
  5. Classroom or lab materials that indicate the quality of instruction in that venue
  6. Course evaluations, if available
  7. A one-page statement of teaching and/or mentoring philosophy
  8. A list of co-authored publications with graduate students, post-docs or residents
  9. Any evidence of curriculum development initiatives including training grants sought and obtained
  10. A list of post-baccalaureate students supervised in laboratory, clinical rotation or in Masters/Ph.D. preparation during the last five years.  If there are too many, a partial list and complete count will help the committee