President's Teaching Award Nominations (2011)

PDADC#23, 2010-11


From:       Cheryl Misak, Vice-President & Provost
Date: October 14, 2010
Re: President's Teaching Award Nominations (2011)

The university-wide President's Teaching Award recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, research on teaching, and the integration of teaching and research. We encourage nominations of colleagues whose achievements are truly outstanding for this very special form of recognition by the University of Toronto. (A complete list of award winners is available at:  

President's Teaching Award winners receive an annual professional development allowance of $10,000 for five years. They are also appointed by the University as members of the Teaching Academy for a minimum period of five years; those wishing to continue participation in the Academy after this term may elect to do so.

The Teaching Academy plays a prominent role in increasing the profile of the University's commitment to high quality learning and teaching. Teaching Academy members meet regularly as a body to discuss matters relevant to teaching and to develop and lead initiatives to support and advance teaching in the University. They also offer advice to the Vice President and Provost and the Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), assist in the assessment of teaching when required and function as advocates for excellence in teaching both inside and outside the University. Members of the Teaching Academy have also been asked to participate in a range of university events, including addressing Convocation, delivering public lectures, participating in conferences and new faculty orientations, or facilitating teaching and learning workshops.

The President's Teaching Award winners are determined by a process of nomination and selection by a committee chaired by the Vice-President and Provost. Nominations are solicited through the Deans of Faculties who request submissions from within their divisions. The office of the Dean is responsible for the compilation of documentation but assistance may be requested from the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation. When preparing a nomination package, nominators should consult the Selection Procedures & Nomination Guidelines:  

The nomination deadline is 11 February 2011.

Enquiries regarding the President's Teaching Award and nomination procedures should be directed to Pam Gravestock, Associate Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) at 416-946-8585 (t) or  

Nominators may wish to attend a roundtable discussion hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation: Preparing a Nomination Dossier for the President's Teaching Award on November 16th from 10am to 12noon. To register, please visit: