Excellence in Teaching - Sessional Category

A Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to a sessional lecturer in the Faculty of Arts.  Engaging others in the excitement of learning,  motivating others to challenge themselves beyond their current thinking,  stimulating others towards critical thinking and analysis are not confined to either full-time or graduate student instructors. Therefore, the Faculty of Arts awards recognition of excellence in teaching by sessional instructors to underscore the Faculty’s commitment to learning and high quality instruction. The Award recipient will receive a certificate of recognition and a prize for $1,000 and their name will be engraved on the Faculty of Arts' Wall of Recognition. 

Terms of Reference for the Award

Soliciting nominations. The Associate Dean (Undergraduate) will solicit nominations for the Sessional Teaching Excellence Award annually from students registered in Arts Faculty courses and colleagues in the Faculty of Arts. Nominations can be submitted anytime during an academic year, however each year's award will be selected from nominations received on or before April 30th each year. The nominee must have taught during the year immediately preceding the nomination submission deadline date.

Requirements for nominations. Nominated instructors (use accompanying nomination form) must have taught, at least, 3 credit hours for the Faculty of Arts within the preceding 12 months, including Summer Session (i.e., Inter-session, Summer Day and Summer Evening).  Only instructors who, by virtue of their appointment with the Faculty/University, do not qualify for any other Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Selecting the Award Recipient.  One award recipient will be selected each year. The selection will occur before May 31 of each academic year. The award recipient will be notified in writing.

Nomination Process:

Nomination Form (PDF)

After verifying the nominee’s eligibility, the Associate Dean (Academic) will notify the nominee in writing and request the nominee to submit course outline(s) for the course(s) for which s/he was nominated, a copy of the University-approved student-teacher evaluation in current use for each course included in the nomination, and a copy of her/his teaching dossier.