Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1994 to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support excellence in teaching within the university. A cash award and a bronze medallion created especially for the award are given to sixteen recipients, one from each institution, at an annual recognition luncheon hosted by the Board of Governors in the spring.
Chancellor's Award for Engaged Teaching
Faculty who currently and regularly use teaching pedagogies that foster student engagement inside and outside of the classroom will have the opportunity to receive an award in recognition of their efforts in these areas. This award consists of a $1,000 addition to the base salary of up to 25 faculty members.
Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
This award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance. Teaching faculty in their third year of service at WCU are eligible for nomination if they have not received this award in the preceding five years. The award amount is $1,000 per year and is given out annually.
Excellence in Teaching Liberal Studies Award (for faculty and administrative staff)