Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards

Each academic year, the Faculty Awards Committee, whose rotating membership is elected by the UNCP faculty, solicits nominations from faculty, staff, and students, determines the eligibility of the nominees, examines their portfolios, and bestows the following awards at the conclusion of the spring semester.

The Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching (The “BOG”):  Established in 1994

To underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support good teaching in the university, the Board of Governors created system-wide teaching awards designated "Board of Governors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching." One recipient is selected annually from each of the 16 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina to receive a stipend and a citation. Nominations for the BOG are solicited in the first part of the fall semester. The winner receives a substantial financial award, serves as grand marshal for the spring commencement, and is the featured speaker for the winter commencement.

The Board of Governors' Nominee for Public Service:  Established in 2007

The Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Public Service was created in 2007 to encourage, identify, recognize, and reward public service by faculty of the University of North Carolina. The BOG Award for Excellence in Public Service is awarded to one faculty member from the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina.

Eligibility Faculty members of any of the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina are eligible. Sustained, distinguished, and superb achievement in university public service and outreach, and contributions to improving the quality of life of the citizens of North Carolina. The creativity and impact of a nominee’s achievements are of a magnitude that greatly exceeds the normal accomplishments of a productive faculty.


Outstanding Teaching Award: Established 1994

Outstanding teachers demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to professional growth, are effective through clear course materials and presentations, varied instructional strategies, and suitable measures of student learning, while displaying skill in engaging student interest, challenging students, and eliciting high levels of student achievement. The Faculty Awards committee awards up to five outstanding teaching awards each year. Nominees for the outstanding teaching awards are solicited in the first part of the spring semester.

Outstanding Teaching Award for Part Time Faculty

This award was created in Spring 2010 to recognize the achievements and successes of our part time faculty.

Adolph L. Dial Endowed Awards: Established in 1992

The Adolph L. Dial Awards were established to recognize and honor outstanding UNC Pembroke faculty members who have distinguished themselves in one of the following areas: Scholarship/Creative Work and Community Service.

Distinguished Professor Award: 1983-1994

This award was established to honor faculty who displayed excellence in teaching, research, and service. A committee of faculty and students made the selection, appointed by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This award was superseded by the BOG.

Eligibility Requirements

For full descriptions of eligibility requirements, please consult the UNCP Faculty Handbook.  All award winners receive both a commemorative plaque and a cash honorarium.

Contact Roger Guy Faculty Awards Committee