The Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching Awards recognize teaching excellence in undergraduate education, in classroom instruction, innovative teaching methods and student engagement by Sessional Lecturers and Graduate Student Course Instructors.
All candidates must have taught at least one course in the Faculty of Arts & Science (or one administered by an Arts & Science unit) in Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 term.
- Sessional Lecturer candidates must have been employed to teach at least one course on contracts of less than one year.
- Graduate Student candidates must have been employed to teach at least one course as a Sole Responsibility Course Instructor.
The awards recognize excellence in undergraduate education in classroom instruction, innovative teaching methods and student engagement, as evidenced by:
- the ability to develop understanding of the subject matter (which may include contributions in course design and student assessment), and the
- the ability to create an engaging and rewarding learning experience for students.
Deadlines and Timelines
- Friday, February 1, 2019 – Nomination packages due
- Friday, March 1, 2018 – Recipients of the 2018-2019 Superior Teaching Award, and their nominators, notified
- Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Awards reception for recipients and nominators
Up to two awards in each category (Sessional Lecturer and Graduate Student Course Instructor) will be presented for 2018-2019. A nominator may submit more than one nomination. The awards will be presented at a reception and award-winning instructors will receive $1,500 and a commemorative certificate. Individuals may be nominated for an award any number of times, but may receive an award only once.
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|Graduate Student Course Instructor||Sessional Instructor|
|2018||Steven Coyne, Department of Philosophy||Spyridon Kotsovilis, Department of Political Science|
|2017||Parissa Moosavi, Department of Philosophy
Anna Stainton, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
|Jonathan Korman, Department of Mathematics
Kenneth Yip, Department of Cell & Systems Biology