New faculty, those still in a probationary period, are involved in engaging others in the excitement of learning, motivating others to challenge themselves beyond their current thinking, stimulating others towards critical thinking and analysis. Therefore, the Faculty of Arts initiates recognition of excellence in teaching by new faculty to underscore the Faculty’s commitment to learning and high quality instruction. The Award recipient will receive a prize for $1,000 and their name will be engraved on the Faculty of Arts' Wall of Recognition.
Terms of Reference for the Award
Soliciting nominations. The Associate Dean (Undergraduate) will solicit nominations for the New Faculty Teaching Excellence Award annually from students registered in Arts Faculty courses and colleagues in the Faculty of Arts. Nominations can be submitted anytime during an academic year, however each year's award will be selected from nominations received on or before April 30th each year. The nominee must have taught during the year immediately preceding the nomination submission deadline date.
Requirements for nominations. Nominated faculty members must have taught at least 2 years at the University of Manitoba for the Faculty of Arts. Therefore, individuals will only be considered in their third (3rd) through sixth (6th) years of service. Individuals will only be eligible to hold this award once during their probationary period. Letters of nomination must include the instructor’s name, course number(s)/title(s), the capacity in which the student/colleague knows the nominee, and the reasons for the nomination, including explicit exemplars, where possible (use accompanying nomination form). After verifying the nominee’s eligibility, the Associate Dean will notify the nominee in writing and request the nominee to submit course outline(s) for the course(s) for which s/he was nominated, a copy of the University-approved student-teacher evaluation in current use for each course included in the nomination, and a copy of her/his teaching dossier.
Selecting the Award Recipient. One award recipient will be selected each year. The selection will occur before May 31 of each academic year. The award recipient will be notified in writing.
Nomination Form (PDF)
After verifying the nominee's eligibility, The Associate Dean (Academic) will notify the nominee in writing and request the nominee to submit course outline(s) for the course(s) for which s/he was nominated, a copy of the University-approved student-teacher evaluation in current use for each course included in the nomination, and a copy of her/his teaching dossier.