Deadline for nominations: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
This award has been established for faculty with continuing appointments who hold the rank of Associate Professor (teaching stream or tenure stream) or Professor (teaching stream or tenure stream) and who have taught at UTSC for at least five full years. The award is intended to recognize sustained teaching excellence in the classroom and contributions to the teaching community at UTSC. This award can only be won once. The list of past recipients can be found at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/ctl/associate-and-full-professors-teaching-award-recipients
The Selection Committee assesses nominees based on evidence of sustained teaching excellence in their primary teaching duties. The committee looks for evidence of outstanding student experiences and learning in courses designed with explicit learning outcomes and evidence of effective learning activities and assessments. As well the committee assesses the scope of their impact to the teaching enterprise at UTSC, with impact in one or more of the following areas:
A complete nomination package consists of a PDF file that contains the following:
6. Evidence of Contributions to the UTSC Teaching Community (12 page limit)
- Nominee’s Statement of Engagement within the Teaching Community. This section begins with a statement by the nominee about their approach to engaging with the UTSC’s community of teaching practice.
- The nominator summarizes the ways the nominee has contributed to UTSC’s (and/or other) teaching communities and addresses the success, impact, and significance of the contributions. The nominator may consider summarizing evidence within the categories that follow; not all categories need to be included.
Contributions to curriculum and/or pedagogical development. This can include: significant and ongoing contributions to curriculum/program development, the development of educational materials. (e.g. textbooks, teaching guides, learning objects, online modules), or the production of technological tools or multi-media resources that enrich teaching and learning. This section should address the success, impact and significance of these contributions.
Professional development in relation to teaching. This section addresses formal and informal professional development undertaken by the nominee and the application of these activities to enhance his/her teaching. This may include information on workshops, sessions, courses, training, mentoring, consultations, or other professional activities to improve teaching skills/course design in which the nominee has participated. It should also note the impact/outcomes of these efforts.
Active engagement in the professional development of other teachers through discipline initiatives/organizations or teaching/learning centres and organizations. This section could include evidence that demonstrates active involvement in the professional development of others (e.g. colleagues, graduate students). Examples may include: the delivery of workshops, seminars or presentations on teaching and learning, acting as a teaching mentor, providing mentorship to graduate students/teaching assistants/instructional team members. For workshops/presentations on teaching/learning issues please include titles, dates, locations, names of co-presenters, audience and a brief description of the session. A sample of materials produced for these events may be included. This section also could include the development/delivery of educational programming (e.g. roundtables, conferences) or educational resources, editing a pedagogical journal/newsletter, serving on executive/steering/advisory committees, or contributions pertaining to educational planning or policy development.
Engagement with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). This section details the nominee’s activities relating to the SoTL. This may include evidence of research on teaching and/or learning conducted by the nominee. Such research may include formal or informal studies conducted by the nominee that demonstrate a scholarly investigation of a specific teaching issue within a higher education context. Additional evidence pertaining to the dissemination of the nominee’s pedagogical research (e.g. scholarly articles, conference or workshop presentations, educational resources) may also be included. Details on any educational grants to support SoTL activities should also be included. (Sample publications/ presentations may be included if space permits, otherwise summaries are sufficient.)
The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 1, 2017. Please send the complete nomination package as one electronic, PDF file to: Judy Brunton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Centre for Teaching and Learning, IC365. Questions regarding the nomination process should be directed to the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Clare Hasenkampf at email@example.com.
A course evaluation table will be created by CTL; contact Janice Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
At the request of the nominator, unsuccessful nomination packages can be reconsidered in the next award cycle, assuming the nominee consents.