College Teaching and Learning Awards

2018/19 Teaching and Learning Awards call for nominations is now open!

Nominations:

All members of the university community are encouraged to submit nominations for the annual College Teaching and Leaning Awards. The nomination package must include a completed nomination form and a one-page letter in support of the nomination. The letter of support should emphasize the major contributions to teaching and learning by the nominee. Nomination forms are available below, and the official call can be found HERE

Eligibility:

All teaching award nominees must be members of a department within the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. Full-time, part-time, contractually limited, and sessional faculty, as well as graduate teaching assistants are eligible and must not have received this award within the previous 3 years.

Available Awards:

  1. Teaching and Learning Excellence Award: Full-time, part-time, contractually limited, and sessional faculty are eligible for this award. This award recognizes teaching excellence and innovation. The committee is especially interested in those who have made outstanding contributions, during the past five years in any, or all, of the following areas outlined below*
  2. Teaching and Learning Excellence Award for Early Career Faculty: Contractually limited, and tenure track faculty at the level of Assistant Professor, are eligible for this award. This award recognizes teaching excellence and innovation by early career full-time or part-time faculty members in CSAHS. The committee is especially interested in faculty who have made outstanding contributions in the following areas outlined below*
  3. Teaching and Learning Excellence Award for Sessional Faculty: Sessional Faculty are eligible for this award. This award recognizes teaching excellence and innovation by Sessional faculty members in CSAHS. The committee is especially interested in faculty who have made outstanding contributions, during the past five years in any, or all, of the following areas outlines below*

*Areas of outstanding contributions (Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards):

  • Commitment to professional development in teaching and learning
  • Evidence of teaching and learning leadership
  • Fostering teaching and learning excellence in others
  • Innovative methods of teaching and learning
  • Effective methods of assessment
  • Evidence of alignment between course, program, and institution level learning outcomes
  • Dedicated commitment in graduate mentoring
  • Undergraduate and graduate curriculum development
  • Scholarship in teaching and learning
  • Teaching and learning innovations
  • Teaching and learning dissemination/awards
  1. Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching and Learning Excellence Award Graduate teaching assistants are eligible for this award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions during made by a graduate teaching assistant to undergraduate or graduate education in one or more of these areas:
  • Commitment to professional development in teaching and learning
  • Classroom/lab teaching and learning
  • Effective grading and assessment
  • Preparation and support for distance education
  • Contribution to the achievement of learning outcomes
  • Preparation of teaching and learning materials
  • Other areas of teaching

Nomination Deadline Extended: April 26, 2019

Teaching and Learning Awards, Terms and Conditions

Fillable Nomination Form extended

Nomination Forms Submission: csahsada@uoguelph.ca


Past Recipients:

Faculty Teaching Award

  • 2009-10 Robin Milhausen, FRAN
  • 2010-11 John Lindsay, GEOG
  • 2011-12 Andrea Buchholz, FRAN
  • 2012-13 Ian Spears, POLS
  • 2013-14 Stephen Lewis, PSYC
  • 2014-15 Carla Rice, FRAN
  • 2015-16 Andrea Paras, POLS
  • 2016-17 Trisha Van Rhijn, FRAN
  • 2017-18 Janine Clark, POLS

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • 2009-10 Olivia O'Young, FRAN
  • 2010-11 Melinda Vasily, SOAN
  • 2011-12 Rachel Pellett Gillette, SOAN
  • 2012-13 --
  • 2013-14 Valerie Quinn, FRAN
  • 2014-15 Yvonne Su, POLS & IDS
  • 2015-16 Grace Ewles, PSYC
  • 2016-17 Scott Cassidy, PSYC
  • 2017-18 Alexandra Chris, PSYC