USC Upstate faculty receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

April 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Recognized for their excellence in undergraduate instruction and academic advisement, Bank of America recently selected two University of South Carolina Upstate faculty members to receive their annual Excellence in Teaching and Advising Awards.

Dr. Andrea Davis, assistant professor of communication studies and Sarah Branan, MSN, RN, instructor of nursing, will be presented with the awards on Tuesday, May 7 at the May Commencement Exercises.

“Dr. Davis and Ms. Branan have distinguished themselves through consistency in the quality of their classroom performances and in their academic advisement efforts,” said Dr. Charles Harrington, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The Excellence in Teaching and Advising Committee solicits nominations for this award from undergraduate students and all full-time faculty. Overriding criterion for selection is based on sustained excellence in undergraduate teaching and academic advisement. Two recipients receive the award each year. One recipient is from the College of Arts & Sciences and the other recipient is from one of the university’s professional schools: the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics; the School of Education; or, the Mary Black School of Nursing.