Joseph Mills of the Liberal Arts faculty is a recipient of the 2017 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence. He is one of 17 faculty members – one from each of the UNC campuses – chosen to receive a $12,500 stipend, a commemorative bronze medallion, and recognition at commencement exercises.
The Excellence in Teaching Awards were established by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in 1994 to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support good teaching at each of its 17 constituent institutions. Annually, each UNC campus honors several members of its faculty with campus-based Excellence in Teaching Awards and then forwards one name to the Board of Governors for the system-wide awards. The Board of Governors award recipients were announced today.
I’m moved by the dedication and success of our teachers to challenge and mentor our student artists,” said Chancellor Lindsay Bierman. “I congratulate Joe for this much-deserved honor and recognition. His work greatly impacts this university, advances arts education, and inspires generations of writers.”