Deadline for nominations: May 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
These awards are for undergraduate and graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Sessional Instructional Assistants (SIAs) who have taught at UTSC in at least two different terms and have taught in at least one of the terms of the 2016/2017 academic year (Summer 2016, Fall 2016 or Winter 2017 sessions). There are awards in each of the three categories: Undergraduate TA (up to one award), Graduate student TA (up to 2 awards), SIA (up to one award). Note: An individual can only win the award once in each category throughout their career at UTSC. It is important to note that TAs/SIAs should not be encouraged to overwork. Awards are intended for TAs/SIAs who work effectively within the hours of work they are allocated. The list of past recipients can be found at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/ctl/teaching-assistants-and-sessional-instructional-assistants-award-recipients.
Nominees are assessed on the basis of outstanding performance in the advancement of student learning. This might be demonstrated in any of, but not limited to, the following areas:
Nominators should state clearly whether the nominee is a graduate TA or undergraduate TA or an SIA. A complete nomination package consists of a PDF file that contains the following:
A class outline This is typically a one-page document that shows a TA/SIA’s lesson plan for a class. It gives evidence of organization and explanation and indicates the relationship of the lab/tutorial to the instructor's lecture. It briefly choreographs what the tutorial/lab will look like (e.g. rationale/goal for class, teaching methods, props needed, sample test questions).
Course handouts/quizzes TAs/SIAs may have assisted in preparing handouts/quizzes to support their explanations or those of the instructor.
Web sites TAs/SIAs may contribute to the development or maintenance of course web sites or may have developed on-line modules, discussion lists, etc. The URL or a sample page of the site might be given.
Teaching Statement A nominee can be encouraged to write a short teaching statement about their approach to teaching. This provides the committee insight into their teaching goals and approaches.
The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018. The complete nomination package should be sent 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.