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MSU Teaching Awards

 

 Here is an overview of all the Teaching Awards. Click the links for full applications and further details. 

 

Nomination-Based Awards

1) Merit Award

- Awarded to first or second year instructors.

- The award is designed to recognize and encourage new instructors whose teaching abilities and contribution to the McMaster community have been significant, effective and are therefore worthy of distinction.

-Click here for more information on how to nominate an instructor for this award

2) Lifetime Achievement Award

- Presented to one or more instructors who have shown dedication to teaching at McMaster University for at least ten years

- This award recognizes the significant contribution by an instructor to the McMaster community due to their proven years of outstanding teaching but also considers their contributions to academia.

-Click here for more information on how to nominate an instructor for this award

3) Community Engagement Teaching Award 

- Up to two Community Engagement Teaching Awards may be presented each year

- The Community Engagement Teaching Award may not be presented to instructors who is/are in his/her first or second year of teaching at McMaster University.

- The award is designed to recognize and encourage instructors whose teaching make a positive contribution to community outside of McMaster University.

-Click here for more information on how to nominate an instructor for this award.

4) Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award

- One OUSA Award may be presented each year to instructors who have shown dedication to teaching at McMaster University.

- The award recognized instructors who use open educational resources or have made significant efforts to provide affordable course materials to students. 
 
- Click here for more information on how to nominate an instructor for this award.
 
The winner will be invited to the OUSA Awards Dinner on April 4, 2018 at 8pm in Toronto.

Student-Nominated Awards

1) Faculty Awards

- Presented each year to one instructor from each of the following faculties Arts & Science, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, Nursing, Kinesiology and Science. 

- Recognizes outstanding all round teaching performance of the instructor. Merits which are considered including ability to communicate, approachability, and enthusiasm of the instructor as recognized by students registered in their classes. The recipients are determined by number of nominations and class evaluations. 

- The instructor must not have been a recipient the previous year, though you can still nominate them. 

Process of Selection:

  1. Professors nominated and top two members in each faculty each semester are chosen.
  2. Evaluation forms that allow students to rank the professors in various categories on a scale of 1-10 are conducted.
  3. The winner is decided on the basis of highest score; in case of a tie three members of the Teaching Award Committee based on blind folded system judge the comments in the evaluation 

2) Teaching Assistant Awards

- Presented each year to one Teaching Assistant from each of the following faculties Arts & Science, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, Nursing, Kinesiology and Science.

- Recognizes Teaching Assistants who have demonstrated exceptional organizational skills, comprehensive knowledge of the subject, excellent clarity and communication skills, enthusiasm about the subject and teaching, ability to engage students, constructive and timely feedback, and encourages student participation

Process of Selection:

  1. Teaching Assistants are nominated by students during the nomination period.
  2. Evaluation forms that allow students to rank the Teaching Assistants in various categories on a scale of 1-10 are conducted.
  3. The winner is decided on the basis of highest score; in case of a tie three members of the Teaching Award Committee based on blind folded system judge the comments in the evaluation

All inquiries regarding any of the awards can be directed towards the Teaching Awards Committee Coordinator via email at tac@msu.mcmaster.ca 

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