1. Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award (USC’s most prestigious award)
This award is given annually to an outstanding teacher in undergraduate courses. A selection committee composed of undergraduates and former winners of the award evaluates the nominations and determines the list of finalists. Members of the selection committee visit the finalists’ classes, interview the finalists and the finalists’ colleagues, and poll the students in the finalists’ classes. The winner receives a $10,000 prize and certificate of recognition, and the winner’s name is engraved on a permanent plaque housed on the main floor of the Thomas Cooper Library. Nominations are accepted in fall and spring semesters until February 7, 2014.
2. Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award
Four awards are presented annually from among the University of South Carolina Columbia campus undergraduate faculty. The winners will each receive a $2,500 prize and a certificate of recognition. Nominations are due December 18, 2013.
3. Carolina Trustee Professorship
Three Carolina Trustee Professorship Awards are presented annually in the amount of $2,000 each and given by the members of the Board of Trustees. Faculty eligible for the Professorships are those who hold the rank of tenured full professor and demonstrate a record of teaching excellence as well as a record of outstanding performance in research and in public service activities. Deadline is February 23, 2014.
4. Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor Award
This award recognizes a full-time faculty or staff member who advises undergraduate students. Because this award recognizes quality advising, nominations from students are particularly welcome. Nominations are due December 18, 2013.