Award Brief Description Deadline
Distinguished Service Award Honours the service contributions of a staff or faculty member who has made sustained and meaningful contributions to our faculty (for at least five years). May 15
Distinguished Scholar Award Honours the scholarly contributions of a full-time faculty member from the academic ranks who has made sustained and meaningful contributions to research, education and scholarship. May 15
Outstanding Contributions Award The Outstanding Contribution Awards recognize the outstanding efforts made by three faculty and staff that contribute to the faculty’s mission, vision and values as outlined by the Dean’s Office. Individuals recognized for this award strive to foster the values of the faculty through their efforts at work. May 15 
Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award Recognizes and individual whose teaching has contributed significantly to the lives of our students and faculty. April 30

Dean's Teaching Excellence Award

Recognizes an individual whose teaching has contributed significantly to the lives of our students and to our Faculty. These individuals have created a learning environment that focuses on excellence in teaching and student engagement. Distinguished teachers will excel in knowledge, organization, communication and evaluation.

Deadline: April 30 of the current year

NOMINATION PROCEDURES

• Eligibility: anyone who taught a course in FKRM during the current academic year (May to April of following year).

• Complete and submit the nomination form by the deadline (one nomination per person).

• You may include up to two letters of support for your nomination

The Award
The FKRM Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award recognizes an individual whose teaching has contributed significantly to the lives of our students and to our Faculty. These individuals have created a learning environment that focuses on excellence in teaching and student engagement. Distinguished teachers will excel in knowledge, organization, communication and evaluation.
 
Knowledge refers to the individual’s base of knowledge in the teaching area, including factors such as the currency and breadth of course materials and information.

Organization pertains to the systematic preparation and delivery of information/knowledge (e.g., quality of materials and lessons; defined instruction/learning objectives; structure and coherency of presentation)
Communication refers to the interactions between professor/instructor and student that foster learning and skill development, within the classroom and beyond.
Evaluation refers to the methods of assessing student knowledge and skill development.
 
Nomination Criteria
• Excellence in teaching
 
Knowledge
• Currency, breadth and depth of course materials
• In-depth knowledge and understanding of the subject
• Integration of research into the curriculum
• Continuous growth in the field of study
• Evidence of efforts made to improve one's teaching (e.g., UTS programs)
 
Organization
• Ability to organize course materials
• Quality of materials and lessons
• Defined instruction and learning objectives
• Structure and coherency of presentations
• Use of technology where appropriate
 
Communication
• Ability to inspire in students independent and original/critical thinking
• Ability to encourage intellectual interests in students
• Clarity of presentation
• Enthusiasm and vitality in learning and teaching
• Displays outstanding commitment to Faculty and to the university, inside and outside the classroom
• Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
• Demonstrates a receptivity to students’ questions
• Displays a genuine interest in students’ professional development and well being
• Displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for subject matter
 
Evaluation
• Utilizes fair, accurate and consistent evaluation methods
• Where appropriate, uses multiple approaches and types of assessment

FKRM Distinguished Service Award

Honours the service contributions of a staff or faculty member who has made sustained and meaningful contributions to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (for at least five years). These individuals contribute to creating an outstanding work environment and demonstrate the highest levels of collegiality, resourcefulness, and commitment to the faculty as evidence in their day-to-day operations and over time.

Eligibility
•    All FKRM staff and faculty members who have worked full-time with FKRM during the current academic year (May to April of following year).
•    The deadline for nominations is midnight of April 30.
•    Individuals are eligible to receive the award once every five years.

Nomination Process:
•    The award will be advertised through the FKRM newsletter and website.
•    An announcement of the award will be made by the dean.

Selection Process:
•    The awards committee will meet to review the applications and make recommendations to the dean.
•    In the case of multiple nominations of one individual, all information submitted about each individual will be considered in its entirety.
•    Results of the selection process and nominations will be kept confidential.
•    Nominees who sit on the FKRM Awards Committee are excluded from the selection process.

Presentation of the Award:
•    Recipients of the award will be notified in writing by the dean.
•    The award will be presented at a Faculty reception or event selected by the Dean.
•    The name of the award recipient will be placed on a plaque in our faculty.
•    The recipients photo will be displayed in the awards are in the Active Living Centre.
•    A plaque or framed certificate will be presented to the recipient.
•    The recipient will be announced in the faculty memo and website.
•    The recipient will receive a professional allowance of $500 to be administered by the Dean’s Office.

Nomination process:

In a document, please state:

  • Your name
  • Student number (if applicable)
  • Email address
  • Name of nominee
  • Course taught (if applicable)
  • In 100-250 words, the reason for your nomination

Your nomination document can be emailed to Jennifer Palichuk with the subject heading FKRM Distinguished Service Award.

FKRM Distinguished Scholar Award

Honours the scholarly contributions of a full-time faculty member from the academic ranks who has made sustained and meaningful contributions to research, education, and scholarship. Recipients of this award must exemplify the highest standards of excellence, innovation, creativity, leadership, and dedication within their field in any combination of research, teaching and service. 

Eligibility:
•    All FKRM full-time faculty members holding ranks of instructor I, instructor II, senior instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor during the academic year (May to April of the following year) are eligible.
•    The deadline for nominations is midnight of May 15.
•    Individuals are eligible to receive the award once every five years.

Selection Process:
•    The awards committee and the associate dean (academic) will meet to review the applications and make recommendations to the dean.
•    In the case of multiple nominations of one individual, all information submitted about each individual will be considered in its entirety.
•    Results of the selection process and nominations will be kept confidential.
•    Nominees who sit on the FKRM Awards Committee are excluded from the selection process.

Presentation of the Award:
•    Recipients of the award will be notified in writing by the dean.
•    The award will be presented at a faculty reception or event selected by the dean.
•    The name of the award recipient will be placed on a plaque in our faculty.
•    The recipients photo will be displayed in the awards area in the Active Living Centre.
•    A plaque or framed certificate will be presented to the recipient.
•    The recipient will be announced in the faculty newsletter and website.
•    The recipient will receive a professional allowance of $500 to be administered by the Dean’s Office.

Nomination process:

In a document, please state:

  • Your name
  • Student number (if applicable)
  • Email address
  • Name of nominee
  • Course taught (if applicable)
  • In 250 words, evidence and specific examples of how the nominee has made sustained and meaningful contributions the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and helped create an outstanding work environment

Your nomination document can be emailed to Jennifer Palichuk with the subject heading FKRM Distinguished Scholar Award.

Outstanding Contribution Awards

Recognizes the outstanding efforts made by three faculty and staff that contribute to the faculty’s mission, vision and values as outlined by the Dean’s Office. Individuals recognized for this award strive to foster the values of the faculty through their efforts at work.

Criteria:
Identified values of the faculty Include: excellence, integration, academic freedom, innovation, respect, collegiality, accountability, integrity, sustainability, leadership, teamwork, accessibility, perseverance, compassion, diversity and giving.

Eligibility:
•    Full-time employees of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management between the dates of May 1 to April 30 of the current year.

Selection Process:
•    The awards committee will meet to review the applications and select three individuals to be recommended to the dean to be consideration.
•    In the case of multiple nominations of one individual, all information submitted about each individual will be considered in its entirety.
•    Results of the selection process and nominations will be kept confidential.
•    Nominees who sit on the FKRM Awards Committee are excluded from the selection process.

Presentation of the Award:
•    Recipients of the award will be notified in writing by the dean.
•    The award will be presented at a faculty reception or event selected by the dean.
•    The name of the award recipient will be showcased within our faculty.
•    The recipients photo will be displayed in the awards display in the Active Living Centre.
•    The recipient will be announced in the faculty newsletter and website.

Nomination Process:

  • Your name
  • Student number (if applicable)
  • Email address
  • Name of nominee
  • Course taught (if applicable)
  • In 250 words, evidence and specific examples of how the nominee’s efforts at work foster one or more values outlined by the faculty

Your nomination document can be emailed to Jennifer Palichuk with the subject heading Outstanding Contribution Award.