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Call for Nominations to Recognize Excellence in Teaching at Trent University
January 1, 2007

Call for Nominations - Three Awards that Recognize Excellence in Teaching at Trent

Online nominations may be made at: http://www.trentu.ca/academic/idc/

Nomination deadline: January 31, 2007

Trent University students, faculty, alumni and staff are invited to submit individual nominations for the following three teaching awards:

(1) The Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (established in 1976)

The Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching is named for Professor T.H.B. Symons, the Founding President of Trent University, and is made available through the generous support of Professor and Mrs. Symons. The Award is presented each year to a member of the Trent faculty or staff (full-time or part-time) in recognition of outstanding teaching in the broadest sense and, in the words of Professor Symons, "exemplary concern for students." The Award is made each year at the Spring Convocation. A faculty or staff member may receive the Award only once during his or her career.

(2) The Distinguished Teaching Award for Educational Leadership and Instructional Innovation (established in 2006)

To give recognition to other areas of instruction, especially to the introduction of innovative methods in teaching and leadership in promoting an enhanced learning environment, Trent University presents the Distinguished Teaching Award for Educational Leadership and Innovation in Instruction. Those eligible for this award are faculty and staff who have, in an instructional environment, shown exemplary concern for the advancement of teaching. An individual may only receive this Award once during his or her career.

(3) The Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance (established in 2006)

Trent University remains proud of its reputation for encouraging learning through the small group where others beyond the course instructor can and often do play an invaluable role. The Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance acknowledges the contributions of academic assistants, and those who assist in workshop, tutorial, seminar, laboratory, and field settings. An individual may only receive this award once during his or her career.

The recipients of these teaching awards are determined by the Trent University Teaching Awards Sub-committee, which consists of alumni, faculty and student representatives (voting), and the Instructional Development Centre Administrative Assistant (secretary, non-voting). All three awards will be announced at the Senate meeting in March.

Nomination forms will be available at all college, department, and program offices, as well as at the Bata Library and the GSA, TCSA, and JBCSA offices. Nominations may also be made online at the following web address: http://www.trentu.ca/academic/idc/awards.htm. (If this link does not work, go to http://www.trentu.ca/academic/idc/ and click on "Teaching Awards".)

If you have any questions about the three teaching awards described above, please feel free to contact:

Angie Best
Coordinator, Instructional Development Centre
Bata Library 206.1
748-1011, ext. 7254
E-mail: angiebest@trentu.ca

Cathy Brunger
Secretary to the Teaching Awards Sub-committee
Administrative Assistant, Instructional Development Centre
Bata Library 206
748-1011, ext. 7255



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