Thank an Instructor

Did one or more of your instructors this semester keep you motivated to do your best work during a global pandemic? If so, please consider taking a moment to send your gratitude via UNCG’s Thank An Instructor Program. 

How this works:
  1. You fill out a brief form sharing your message for your instructor. You can decide if you want to share your name or not. 
  2. The Teaching Innovation Office delivers your message via email to your chosen instructor.
  3. We ask the instructor if it’s Ok to display your kind message on our website. You can decide if you want your name displayed on our website on the form. 
This brief act of gratitude has the potential to remind your hard-working instructors that the extra work and dedication displayed this semester did not go unnoticed. During stressful times like these, it’s important that we acknowledge the extra work and effort of our UNCG faculty. 
(Please note that this form requires you to be logged into your UNCG email account.)
Thank-an-Instructor messages for Spring 2021 will be collected through Wednesday, May 5th. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this project?

This year has been one like none other in our history. UNCG faculty have dedicated themselves this year to finding new ways to teach their courses including converting courses online, embracing new technology, and exploring new classroom approaches. This project allows students to share their gratitude to their instructors for their work and dedication. 

What is the process for this project?

Students can use the form above to recognize any instructor from Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 semesters. Deadline for submitting your form is the end of the day, November 13, 2020. Submissions are reviewed by the staff of the Teaching Innovations Office. A staff member may reach out to the student who submits the form to ask for clarification. Emails are sent to the instructor shortly after the form is reviewed to both the instructor and their Department Chair. If the student and instructor gives us permission, the Teaching Innovations Office can display your comments to your instructor on our website. 

I can’t see the form. Any help?

The form requires that you are signed in to your UNCG account credentials ( in order to see the form. We use your email to verify your submission. If you cannot see the form, try signing out of any other accounts before refreshing this page. You could also try opening this page in another browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) in order to sign in with a different account.

What if I want to say thanks, but I don’t want my name mentioned? Is that possible?

Yes, if you indicate on the form that you want to stay anonymous, your instructor will not see your name. The email to the instructor is sent from the UTLC office email account and your email address is never listed. 

When I submitted my form, I asked for my comments to be displayed on your website. When I looked at your website, I didn’t see my comments. What could be happening?

When we send your comments to your instructor, we ask your instructor if it’s OK to display this message on our website. Your instructor can decide to keep your comments private and not displayed on our website. 

Can I use this form to complain about one of my instructors?

This is not the proper venue to use to complain about your instructor. Any form that contains derogatory comments towards an instructor will be not sent to that instructor nor displayed on our website.