Deborah Gerhardt Honored with University's Highest Teaching Award

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A UNC School of Law professor is the recipient of one of the 2018 University Teaching Awards, the highest campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence. Associate Professor of Law Deborah R. Gerhardt was recognized with the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, which acknowledges the important role of post-baccalaureate teaching. Created in 1995, this award carries a one-time stipend of $5,000.

Recipients were honored during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Georgia Tech on Jan. 20. Chancellor Carol L. Folt also will host a spring banquet to honor the winners. The 25 awardees were chosen in nine categories. 

The University Committee on Teaching Awards, which oversees the selection process, encouraged students to nominate deserving faculty and graduate teaching assistants for the awards. The committee specifically sought nominations with specific examples that display the nominees’ care for students, mentorship or effective use of classroom methods.

“The winners of these awards exemplify what it means to be a Carolina faculty member,” said Bob Blouin, provost and executive vice chancellor. “The awards recognize their dedication and determination to inspire our students and help them learn and grow.”

See the full list of honorees at UNC News.

-January 22, 2018

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