Philip L. Dubois oral history interview 3, 2014 September 16
Dr. Philip L. Dubois, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, talks about efforts made during the tenure of Chancellor James H. Woodward to strengthen the faculty community by bolstering faculty recognition, recruiting and retaining high quality minority faculty, and giving faculty more control over their own affairs. Dr. Dubois describes the creation of the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching, which was designed to recognize departments that excel at the collective mission of teaching and advising students. Additionally, he details improvements made to the Bank of America Award for Excellence in Teaching (Now called the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence,) which included a more prestigious venue for the award ceremony, a new format that recognizes five finalists, and rewards of greater value. To recognize superior career achievement in teaching, the University created the Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professorship for Teaching, with a limit of five recipients holding the award at one time. Dr. Dubois also describes changes made to Convocation to make it more meaningful for faculty, including longevity of service, and the incorporation of recognition for faculty tenure, and promotion to the rank of associate or full professor.
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