Teaching excellence

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to nearly 4,000 faculty members in more than 50 departments across 14 schools and the College of Arts & Sciences. They make Carolina one of the nation’s top public universities, with UNC-Chapel Hill regularly ranking as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education.

Our faculty members and graduate students are mentoring and guiding thousands of Tar Heels every day, fueling Carolina’s mission of teaching and discovery.

Each spring, Carolina celebrates its outstanding faculty members with the University Teaching Awards, recognizing the professors and graduate students who are making an impact in their classrooms.

The winners of these awards exemplify what it means to be a Carolina faculty member. The awards recognize their dedication and determination to inspire our students and help them learn and grow.

Bob Blouin, provost and executive vice chancellor

Bob Blouin.
Jason Metcalfe

Teaching excellence:
Jason Metcalfe

Jason Metcalfe, a professor of mathematics, received the 2018 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Each year, the award is presented to a tenured faculty member on each campus of the UNC System for excellent and exceptional undergraduate teaching over a sustained period.

No other teacher has cared more about my understanding of the material nor put as much effort towards making a course this challenging into manageable, but still intellectually engaging, work.

-Excerpt from award citation

Learn more about Metcalfe and his teaching