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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

Portfolios should include: 

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A list of formal post-baccalaureate classes you have taught, or informal graduate training initiatives you have supervised in the last five years
  • A list of at least four current and four former students to serve as references (with email and phone)
  • A list of at least four colleagues, including department head, to serve as references (with email and phone)
  • Classroom or lab materials that indicate the quality of instruction in that venue
  • Course evaluations, if available
  • A one-page statement of teaching and/or mentoring philosophy
  • A list of co-authored publications with graduate students, post-docs or residents
  • Any evidence of curriculum development initiatives including training grants sought and obtained
  • 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.