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Faculty Awards and Recognition

Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1994 to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support excellence in teaching within the university.  A cash award and a bronze medallion created especially for the award are given to sixteen recipients, one from each institution, at an annual recognition luncheon hosted by the Board of Governors in the spring.

Chancellor's Award for Engaged Teaching
Faculty who currently and regularly use teaching pedagogies that foster student engagement inside and outside of the classroom will have the opportunity to receive an award in recognition of their efforts in these areas.  This award consists of a $1,000 addition to the base salary of up to 25 faculty members.

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
This award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance.  Teaching faculty in their third year of service at WCU are eligible for nomination if they have not received this award in the preceding five years.  The award amount is $1,000 per year and is given out annually.

Excellence in Teaching Liberal Studies Award (for faculty and administrative staff)

Jay M. Robinson Teaching Award for E-Learning   (Eliminated 2013-2014 academic year)

Paul A. Reid Distinguished Service Award


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award   (Replaced by the Innovative Scholarship Award 2013-2014 academic year)

Southern Conference Faculty Member of the Year Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize members of the faculty in the Southern Conference who have made a significant impact in the lives of students (not just student-athletes).  Therefore, each member institution annually selects one faculty member to represent her/his institution.  The faculty member who is selected to represent WCU will receive tickets to the 2015 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament in Asheville and will be recognized at this event.  The faculty member who is selected to represent the Conference, will receive tickets to the tournament and be recognized at the event, and receive $4000 from the Conference.

Teaching-Research Award

University Scholar Award


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