The Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award

The Excellence in Teaching & Advising Award at USC Upstate recognizes excellence in undergraduate instruction and academic advisement. The overriding criterion for selection is sustained excellence in undergraduate teaching and academic advisement. That is, consistency in quality of performance in the classroom and academic advisement are emphasized.

The Excellence in Teaching & Advising Committee solicits nominations from undergraduate students and all full-time faculty for the excellence in teaching and advising award.


  • Full-time permanent tenure-track faculty who have taught at least six credit hours in the semester prior to selection;
  • Full-time instructors who have taught at the University for two consecutive years and received above satisfactory evaluations from their immediate supervisors for two consecutive years preceding their nomination;
  • University Librarians are also eligible to receive the award.

Award Presentation

TWO awards are presented each year. One award is presented to a faculty member from the College of Arts & Sciences, and another is presented to a faculty member from one of the university’s professional schools, Business, Education, and Nursing.

University faculty are eligible to receive the award every five (5) years. 

For additional information, please contact:

Laura Puckett-Boler  
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs 
and Dean of Students