DPES Teaching Assistant Awards
The DPES Teaching and Curriculum Committee will select two nominees for the DPES Teaching Assistant Awards. Each award is valued at $250 and the recipients will be honored at the annual DPES end of term function. The DPES Teaching and Curriculum Committee is soliciting nominations for outstanding teaching assistants for the 2016-17 academic year (including the summer session of 2016). Instructors are encouraged to nominate individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching and have had an impact on the student experience in the context of their role as a teaching assistant.
Eligibility: Any teaching assistant in DPES is eligible for this award and may be nominated yearly (there are no restrictions as to the number of times a TA may be nominated). Nominees may originate from any level of study (undergraduate or graduate). Self-nominations will not be considered.
The nomination package should include:
1) Letter of nomination (maximum 1 page in length) by the course instructor or laboratory coordinator summarizing why the nominee should be considered for a TA award for teaching excellence.
2) Evidence of teaching excellence such as: student evaluations supporting the nomination (instructors must administer these evaluations to students), examples of novel teaching methods or any material that will support the nomination.