President’s Teaching Award Nominations (2015)

PDAD&C# 37, 2014-15

To:  PDAD&C 
From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost 
Date:      November 3, 2014 
Re:  President’s Teaching Award Nominations (2015) 

The University-wide President's Teaching Award recognizes sustained excellence in teaching and significant contributions in educational leadership. We encourage nominations of colleagues whose achievements are truly outstanding for this very recognition by the University of Toronto.

President's Teaching Award winners receive an annual professional development allowance of $10,000 for five years. Recipients are also designated 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. A complete list of Academy members can be found at: http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/Awards/presidentaward.htm

The Teaching Academy plays a prominent role in enhancing teaching and the profile of the University’s commitment to teaching. Teaching Academy members meet regularly as a body to develop and lead initiatives to support and advance teaching in the University. They also offer advice to the Provost and the Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), assist in the assessment of teaching, and function as advocates for excellence in teaching within and without 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, and facilitating teaching and learning workshops.

The President's Teaching Award winners are determined by a selection committee chaired by the Provost. Nominations are solicited through the Deans of Faculties. The office of the Dean is responsible for the compilation of documentation but they may request assistance from the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation. When preparing a nomination package, nominators should consult the Selection Procedures & Nomination Guidelines http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/Assets/Provost+Digital+Assets/PTA_2014-15_Guidelines.pdf
[Please note: the guidelines have been updated for 2015.]

The nomination deadline is 13 February 2015.

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 p.gravestock@utoronto.ca.

Nominators may wish to attend a roundtable discussion hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation: Preparing a Teaching Award Nomination on 13 November 2014 from 2-4pm. To register, please visit: http://www.teaching.utoronto.ca/about_ctsi/servicesexpertise/ctsi-workshops/series.htm