Merit Award Nomination Process

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

1. Contribution to McMaster student life (e.g.: participation in student events/clubs, impact of teaching on individual students)
2. Contribution to McMaster academia (e.g.: course development, website design)
3. Contribution to community outside of McMaster (e.g.: locally, nationally, internationally)
The Merit Award(s) may or may not be presented each year to one or two instructors who:
-  Is/are in his/her first or second year of teaching at McMaster University
The committee will accept applications for this award by instructors who fulfill these preliminary requirements.
Nomination Package
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 or former
3. A detailed CV
4. 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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