The UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence is one of the most important and prestigious traditions at UNC Charlotte. This award honors outstanding non-tenure track teachers on our campus and provides an example of the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching.
The UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence was first presented in 2019 to recognize outstanding faculty members at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. By recommendation of the Faculty Council and the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence Committee, this award was established in Fall 2018 to honor non-tenure track faculty members who do not qualify for the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.
Non-tenure track faculty include two primary categories of teaching faculty: lecturers and adjunct faculty. Lecturers are mostly full-time faculty, and adjunct faculty are mostly part-time faculty paid on a per course basis. The University’s faculty ranks also include teaching professors, research professors, clinical professors and professors of practice.
In order to be eligible for the award, faculty members must be:
- A non-tenure track faculty member
- A member of the UNC Charlotte faculty for at least five (5) years
- Teaching at UNC Charlotte in the year that the award is given
- Nominated within the year of the award
- Not a former recipient of the award
- Not a finalist for the award in the previous two years