Call for nominations for the President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards

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The President’s University-Wide Teaching Awards honour those who, through innovation and commitment, have significantly enhanced the quality of learning by York students. Four awards are offered each year in the following categories:

  • Full-Time tenured faculty with 10 or more years of full-time teaching experience
  • Full-Time faculty (tenured/tenure-stream/CLA) with less than 10 years of teaching experience
  • Contract and adjunct faculty
  • Teaching assistants

The purpose of these awards is to provide significant recognition for excellence in teaching, to encourage its pursuit, to publicize such excellence when achieved across the University and in the wider community, and to promote informed discussion of teaching and its improvement.

The awards demonstrate the value York University attaches to teaching. Recipients of the awards, selected by the Senate Committee on Awards, receive $3,000, have their names engraved on the University-Wide Teaching Award plaques in Vari Hall and are recognized at convocation ceremonies.

The Teaching Commons is offering an information session to provide guidance to nominators. The session will cover the requirements of the nomination package, and discuss what to include and highlight in the nomination letter and what constitutes good evidence of effective teaching. The same session will be offered twice, on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. in DB 1012 and on Monday, Jan. 7,2019 from 1 to 2 p.m. in DB 1014. Registration is available online.

Only online nominations for the 2019 Teaching Awards, submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2019, will be accepted.

The Teaching Awards criteria and nomination form are available on the Senate Committee on Awards webpage.