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Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, December 7


This award is supported by the NC State Alumni Association and is coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Office for Faculty Excellence. It is one of the most prestigious undergraduate teaching awards at NC State.


Criteria and Eligibility

To be considered for the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award, the nominee:

  • Must be full-time faculty.
  • Has not been previously named as an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor at the university level
  • Is a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award
  • In addition to undergraduate teaching assignments for at least 7 years at NC State, has provided distinguished service in support of undergraduate teaching, such as but not limited to study abroad, service-learning, undergraduate research, or work on committees relating to undergraduate teaching.
  • Is teaching in the academic year of nomination


Recognition and Award

Recipients will be named “Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professors,” and retain that title for as long as they remain a member of the NC State faculty. Award recipients will be recognized at an NC State Alumni Association event in the spring and will receive a cash award of $4,000.  Recipients will also be recognized at the University Teaching Awards Ceremony and publicized in NC State media.

The number of award recipients may vary based on funding availability from the Alumni Association.



A nomination may be resubmitted for the next award cycle if the nominee has not been selected as a recipient of this award. Renominations are not automatic. They must be resubmitted with updates that reflect the current year of nomination, confirmation of continued support from the writers of support letters, and any information regarding awards, accolades, projects, publications, or other activities completed after the submission of last year’s nominations.

Nomination Limits

College-level award committees may identify and submit up to two (2) college nominations for consideration for recognition as Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professors

Nomination and Submission Guidelines

Nomination Submission Deadline
Wednesday, December 7

Nomination Package Submission
Required Documents
Please create PDF files for each document contained in the nomination package

  • Completed ADUP nomination form. Please make sure the form contains the current date and all appropriate signatures have been obtained.
  • Current CV.  Limit 25 pages
  • Statement articulating the candidate’s contributions to the teaching mission and highlighting his or her distinguished service in support of undergraduate teaching at the university. Limit 2 pages
  • Samples of course materials (such as excerpts from syllabi, assignments, projects, exams, student portfolios, or other evidence of student learning outcome) or documentation of teaching-related activities such as leadership related to teaching and learning or continuing professional development (workshops, institutes, etc.) Limit 4-8 pages
  • Class Evaluations
    NOTE: The following modified required documentation is a temporary measure as we navigate the award processes during these unusual times. The goal is to offer nominees some flexibility while also providing the teaching award advisory committee some perspective on pre-pandemic teaching evals and pandemic open-ended student comments.
    • Select 2 from among pre-pandemic and post-pandemic semester tabulations of student evaluation ratings as well as departmental average and range (if available) and student comments. Choose from spring 2019, fall 2019, spring 2022.  Limit 3 pages
    • Select 2 from pandemic semesters: provide open-ended student comments.  Choose from spring 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, fall 2021.  Limit 2 pages
      Note: Submission of 2 pandemic semester open-ended student comments is
  • Summaries of two peer evaluations and a sample of student comments within the past four years.  Limit 4 pages
  • Letters of support from two peers, 1 page for each letter
  • Letters of support from two students, 1 page for each letter

Nomination Package Submission Process

  • Submit separate PDF files for the nomination components listed above.
  • Please submit all PDF files comprising each submission package at the same time.
  • Submit nominations by email attachment or upload to Google Drive to Awards and Events Coordinator Judy Austin at by Wednesday, December 7, 2022

NOTE: Each college determines its own deadline for submissions to its college-level review committee to allow time for review and submission to the university-level review committee.  Contact your college’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the college review committee schedule.

Administrative Advisory Committee

The Provost’s Administrative Advisory Committee (AAC) for the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award reviews the nominations and makes its recommendations for award recipients to the Provost and the Alumni Association. 

Administrative Advisory Committee

  • The Chair of the Faculty or one designated faculty senator, recommended by the Chair of the Faculty
  • The Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs or designee
  • Two recipients of the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award
  • The Chair of the Standing Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching (EOT) or one member of the EOT, recommended by the Chair
  • One undergraduate student representative from the Standing Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching
  • One representative from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
  • One representative from the NC State Alumni Association
  • President of the Student Body or a student government designee
  • President of the Graduate Student Association or a GSA designee

The Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award Administrative Advisory Committee will meet on:
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 10-11 a.m. via Zoom