Teaching Awards

Excellence in Teaching Awards - NOMINATE A RIDDELL PROFESSOR WHO HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR UNIVERSITY YEAR

These annual awards recognize teaching excellence among professors who are members of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.

 

Award of Excellence for First Year Undergraduate Teaching

Eligibility
Any faculty member who has taught a 1000-level course in the academic year immediately preceding the deadline for nominations.
Criteria
• Excellence in teaching
• Innovation and effectiveness in pedagogical practice
• Commitment to the support and advising of students
• Establishment of a solid foundation for their students in the discipline to support future study
• Effective coverage of the breadth inherent in introductory courses
   
Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching
Eligibility
Any faculty member who has taught an undergraduate course (2000, 3000, and/or 4000-level) in the academic year immediately preceding the deadline for nominations.
Criteria
• Excellence in teaching
• Innovation and effectiveness in pedagogical practice
• Commitment to the support and advising of students
• Presentation, discussion, and demonstration of level-appropriate content
• Assessment of student learning through challenging, innovative, and supportive means
• Effective coverage of the depth inherent in higher level undergraduate courses
   
Award of Excellence for Graduate Teaching
Eligibility
Any faculty member who has taught a graduate course or has advised a graduate student in the academic year immediately preceding the deadline for nominations.
Criteria
• Innovation and effectiveness in pedagogical practice
• Commitment to the support of student scholarly and research excellence
• Excellence in research guidance
• General assistance and availability to graduate students (in program advising, advocacy, and technical/procedural issues)
• Thesis or dissertation direction
• Assistance in developing conference presentations and/or publishable works
• Impact on students individually or collectively by providing opportunities and/or support
• Outstanding contribution to the structure, organization, and delivery of graduate programming and the graduate student experience
   
Graduate Student Teaching Award
Eligibility
Any graduate student who has taught a course in the academic year immediately preceding the deadline for nominations and whilst enrolled in a graduate program in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.
Criteria
• Innovation and effectiveness in pedagogical practice
• Commitment to personal development of professional skills and expertise (e.g. attendance at workshops)
• Commitment to the support and advising of students
• Effective assessment of student learning
   
   

 

 

Nomination Process
Faculty and students may nominate an instructor and should either submit the Teaching Award Nomination available below or a typed nomination letter (signed by the nominator). The nomination/letter should describe and explain the nominee’s teaching excellence and how the instructor made an important contribution to the student's education.

nomination form
Nomination form .pdf

The deadline for nominations is May 1st, 2017.
Please submit nominations to ilka.cudmore@umanitoba.ca or drop off at the Dean's Office, 440 Wallace.

Procedures
The Awards Committee of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources will review the nominations and meet to discuss the relative merits of each nomination. The proceedings of the meeting shall be kept confidential; the identities and views of students and faculty who submit letters and the text of the letters shall also be kept strictly confidential.

Recipients of each award shall be notified in writing by the Dean or his/her designate and the awards presented at the Annual Spring Convocation Reception.


Teaching Award poster .pdf


 

Vice President (Academic) and Provost office
Award Applications and Forms