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Nomination Forms

All Teaching Award Nomination Packages are due, electronically in a single PDF, to teachingandlearning@uoit.ca, by February 26, 2018.

UOIT Award for Excellence in Teaching

The UOIT Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the contributions of UOIT faculty members in creating a culture of teaching excellence and supporting student success on our campuses. Faculty members who demonstrate sustained and superior achievements in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, as well as educational innovation, research, and leadership are eligible for nomination for this award. The award winner, as selected by the Committee, will be recognized with a monetary prize and award. All other Faculty nominees will be honoured with a certificate of achievement.

Nomination and Selection

Eligibility

This award is open to any tenured, tenure-track, or teaching faculty member at UOIT who has taught in the 2016-2017 academic year or will teach in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nomination

Deans will accept nominations from any faculty or staff member in their Faculty. The Dean may choose how to organize the call for nominations. Deans will select one (1) top nominee to submit to the Selection Committee. The Office of the Dean is responsible for the completion, collation, and submission of the Nomination Package for their selected nominee. The Office must also notify the nominee that their name has been submitted for the award (a template letter is provided). Incomplete Nomination Packages will not be accepted.

Selection

The Selection Committee will be comprised of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, with support from the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning and the Teaching and Learning Centre. The Selection Committee will evaluate all Nomination Packages received on the basis of proven, successful, and innovative teaching and leadership at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Nomination Packages will be evaluated on evidence of intellectual vigour and passion for subject matter, effective communication demonstrated by the nominee, as well as their participation in educational research or initiatives, impact on campus life beyond the classroom, and concern and support for students and colleagues.

Nomination Package

The Nomination Package will consist of:

  • Nomination Form, completed and signed by the nominator.
  • Four (4) Letters of Support, including:
    • One (1) letter from the Dean or designate.
    • One (1) letter from a colleague;
    • Maximum one (1) letter from a current or former student who is/was taught by the nominee;
    • One (1) additional letter from a member of the university community who is most familiar with the nominee's teaching. This might be a colleague, staff member, supervised TA, or student.

Download the Nomination Package

Download the Notification Letter

UOIT Early Career Teaching Award

The UOIT Early Career Teaching Award recognizes innovation and excellence in teaching by individuals who are in the early stages of their teaching career. We encourage the nomination of colleagues who consistently demonstrate a passion for teaching and engagement both in and out of the classroom. The award winner, as selected by the Committee, will be recognized with a monetary prize and award.

Nomination and Selection

Eligibility

This award is open to any tenured, tenure-track, or teaching faculty member at UOIT who is in the first five (5) years of their teaching career as of December 1, 2017. Award nominees must have taught in the 2016-2017 academic year or will teach in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nomination

Nominations may be submitted by any faculty or staff member at UOIT. Nominators are responsible for the completion, collation, and submission of the Nomination Package. Nominators must also notify the nominee that their name has been submitted for the award (a template letter is provided).

Selection

The Selection Committee will be comprised of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, with support from the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning and the Teaching and Learning Centre. The Selection Committee will evaluate all Nomination Packages received on the basis of proven, successful, and innovative teaching and leadership at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Nomination Packages will be evaluated on evidence of intellectual vigour, passion for subject matter, effective communication, and concern for students demonstrated by the nominee, as well as their participation in educational research or initiatives, use of innovative technology for teaching and learning, and engagement in reflective practice.

Nomination Package

The Nomination Package will consist of:

  • Nomination Form, completed and signed by the nominator.
  • One (1) Letter of Support, completed and signed by the Dean or designate.
  • One (1) Letter of Support, completed and signed by a current or former student who is/was taught by the nominee.

Download the Nomination Package

Download the Notification Letter 

UOIT Teaching Innovation Award

UOIT is dedicated to the use of innovative teaching practices to support student success. We encourage the nomination of colleagues who demonstrate unique and original solutions to specific problems of practice in their classes. Faculty members are also encouraged to self-nominate. The award winner, as selected by the Committee, will be recognized with a monetary prize and award.

Nomination and Selection

Eligibility

This award is open to any tenured, tenure-track, or teaching faculty member at UOIT who has taught in the 2016-2017 academic year or will teach in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nomination

Nominations may be submitted by any faculty or staff member at UOIT, including self-nominations. Nominators are responsible for the completion, collation, and submission of the Nomination Package. Nominators must also notify the nominee that their name has been submitted for the award (a template letter is provided).

Selection

The Selection Committee will be comprised of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, with support from the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning and the Teaching and Learning Centre. The Selection Committee will evaluate all Nomination Packages received on the basis of successful development and/or implementation of a unique and innovative project or initiative that addresses a specific problem of practice in the field of teaching and learning.

Nomination Package

The Nomination Package will consist of:

  • Nomination Form, completed and signed by the nominator. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Download the Nomination Package

Download the Notification Letter

UOIT Teaching Assistant Excellence Award

Teaching assistants provide invaluable support in the pursuit of student success at UOIT. We encourage the nomination of teaching assistants who demonstrate superior commitment to their subject matter and their students through effective teaching. The award winner(s), as selected by the Committee, will be recognized with a monetary prize and award.

Nomination and Selection

Eligibility

This award is open to any teaching assistant at UOIT who has taught in the 2016-2017 academic year or will teach in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nomination

Nominations may be submitted by any faculty or staff member at UOIT. Nominators are responsible for the completion, collation, and submission of the Nomination Package. Nominators must also notify the nominee that their name has been submitted for the award (a template letter is provided).

Selection

The Selection Committee will be comprised of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, with support from the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning and the Teaching and Learning Centre. The Selection Committee will evaluate all Nomination Packages received on the basis of proven, successful, and innovative teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Nomination Packages will be evaluated on evidence of the nominee’s demonstration of passion and knowledge of the subject matter, development of materials, resources, or strategies for teaching, and the support provided to the professor and students of the course.

Nomination Package

The Nomination Package will consist of:

  • Original Nomination Form, completed and signed by the nominator.
  • Two (2) Letters of Support, including:
    • One (1) letter from the supervising professor or instructor of a course taught by the nominee*
    • One (1) letter from a current or former student who is/was taught by the nominee

*If the original nominator is the supervising instructor, the additional Letter of Support can be from another instructor, TA, or student familiar with the nominee's teaching.

Download the Nomination Package

Download the Notification Letter

Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award

The Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award recognizes excellence in mentorship at the university. We encourage the nomination of individuals who consistently demonstrate a passion for supporting student success, an ability to inspire personal and professional growth and an outstanding commitment to promoting the values of the university. The award winner, as selected by the Committee, will be recognized with the Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award. All nominees will be notified of their nomination.

Nomination and Selection

Eligibility

This award is open to any UOIT community member. Award nominees must have worked with students in the 2016-2017 academic year or will work with students in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nomination

Nominations may be submitted by any undergraduate student at UOIT. Nominators are responsible for the completion and submission of the Nomination Package. Nominators must also notify the nominee that their name has been submitted for the award (a template letter is provided). Incomplete Nomination Packages will not be accepted.

Selection

The Selection Committee will be comprised of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, with support from the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning and the Teaching and Learning Centre and perhaps Tim McTiernan or designate. The Selection Committee will evaluate all Nomination Packages received on the basis of how the nominee demonstrated excellence in mentorship at the university.

Nomination Package

The Nomination Package will consist of:

  • Original Nomination Form, completed and signed by the nominator.

Download the Nomination Package

Download the Notification Letter

UOIT Student Choice Awards

#UOITstudentchoice recognizes exceptional instructors throughout UOIT. Any instructor (including tenured, tenure-track, teaching faculty, and sessional instructors) who has taught in the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 academic years are eligible. 

The Selection Committee will consider nominees with multiple nominations from different students as part of their selection criteria.

Submit your nomination by February 26, 2018 by visiting uoit.ca/studentchoiceawards.

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