Community Engagement Teaching Award Nomination Process

The applications for the MSU Merit Award(s), Lifetime Achievement Award(s) and Community Engagement Teaching Award(s), will be evaluated by at least three committee members (including the Chair) based on the following three criteria:

1.. Contribution to community outside of McMaster that aligns with McMaster’s Principles of Community Engagement (e.g.: locally, nationally, internationally)


2. Contribution to McMaster student life (e.g.: participation in student events/clubs, impact of teaching on individual students)


3. Contribution to McMaster academia (e.g.: course development, website design)


 Up to two Community Engagement Teaching Award(s) may be presented each year to one or two instructor(s) or groups of instructors who:

- Has shown dedication to Community Engagement Education at McMaster University 

- Has shown evidence in their application of contribution to the broader community 


 Nomination Package

The committee will accept applications for this award by instructors who fulfill these preliminary requirements.  In the instructor's application package, the following items must also be included: 

1. A letter of support from the Dean/Director of the applicant's faculty or program; 

2. At least 5 letters of reference from students, either current, former or both; 

3. Letter of support from a community partner

4. A detailed CV;

5. A personal information sheet outlining the candidate's name, faculty, date of first teaching appointment at McMaster, dates of any nominations and/or winnings of MSU Teaching Awards;

 5. Any other material(s) (e.g.: audiovisuals, newspaper articles, etc.) that would enhance the applicant's application.

Please forward the application packages to the MSU committee office (MUSC 201). We will accept applications up until February 21, 2017 at 5:00PM. 

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