The Decanal Award for Teaching Excellence in Education recognizes the use or development of profound and/or innovative methods of curriculum design, course instruction, learning materials and technologies, and/or assessment. This award honours extraordinary teaching within a particular course or a teaching project completed within the given academic year that promotes students’ critical thinking about and engagement with ideas, concepts, and practices that extend beyond the classroom and encourage deep learning and/or the innovative application of ideas.
Eligible nominees include all full-time and part-time faculty who have taught at least one half-credit course in the School of Education between May 2023 and April 2024.
How to nominate:
Nominations will be accepted for a window at the conclusion of each academic term:
Nomination Window 1: August 21 - September 4, 2023
Nomination Window 2: November 6 - December 18, 2023
Nomination Window 3: February 26 - March 11, 2024
To nominate an instructor, complete the online form below (online form will be live from 12AM on the first day of each nomination window to 4:00PM on the final day):
What should your nomination include?
Complete the "Nominator Information" and the "Candidate Information" sections on the Nomination Form.
In the section on “Candidate Qualifications,” explain what the instructor did to create a successful course. Present specific details about your experience with the candidate, providing clear examples that illustrate the ways in which they used or developed meaningful and/or innovative methods of curriculum design, course instruction, learning materials and technologies, and/or assessment. How did the instructor specifically promote student engagement, critical inquiry, deep learning, and/or the innovative application of ideas within or beyond the classroom?
How is the award determined?
Nominations are gathered over the course of the academic year during two nomination windows. All nominations are considered by a Decanal Teaching Award Committee, which determines the award’s recipient in May or June of each year. Recipients receive $500 and a framed certificate of achievement.
2022-2023 Dr. Kelly Young
2021-2022 Professor Bente Graham