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President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Graduate Supervision

About the Awards

The President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching, and Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision honour those individuals who, through their creative approaches and sustained commitment to students, have generated intellectual excitement, have fostered the development of students' skills and interest in their disciplines, and have contributed to a positive teaching and learning environment at Memorial University. 

Call for Nominations

Students, faculty, and staff can now nominate candidates for the 2016 President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching, and Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision. Awards are presented in four categories:

  1. President's Award for Distinguished Teaching
  2. President's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Faculty)
  3. President's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Lecturers and Instructional Staff)
  4. President's Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Please note: Self-nominations will not be considered. 

Support for Nominators

If you would like to nominate someone for one of the awards, support and guidance are available. Throughout all steps of the nomination process, individuals are available to answer questions, review documentation, and help navigate the requirements of the award submission. 

Students, faculty and staff can contact the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) for further information at instrdev@mun.ca or (709) 864-3028. 

Award Categories 

1. President's Award for Distinguished Teaching

Nomination Deadline: Friday, Mar. 18, 2016

Awarded in recognition of a faculty member's continued record of excellence in teaching at Memorial University for a minimum of ten years based on outstanding achievement in teaching effectiveness and engagement in educational leadership and educational scholarship. 

Students, faculty and staff can contact the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) for further information at instrdev@mun.ca or (709) 864-3028.

2. President's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Faculty)

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016

Open to those who hold a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment at any campus of Memorial University for a minimum of five continuous years and have not more than 10 years overall teaching experience (includes full-time faculty appointments in the Faculty of Medicine and at the Marine Institute). 

Students, faculty and staff can contact the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) for further information at instrdev@mun.ca or (709) 864-3028.

3. President's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Lecturers and Instructional Staff)

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016

Open to those with a contractually limited appointment and instructional staff members at any campus of Memorial University who have taught a minimum of five course sections. 

Students, faculty and staff can contact the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) for further information at instrdev@mun.ca or (709) 864-3028.

4. President's Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Nomination Deadline: Friday, Mar. 18, 2016

Awarded to a graduate or postgraduate supervisor who demonstrates exemplary supervisory behaviours and serves as an outstanding role model for other supervisors to emulate. Nominations for this award can be made by graduate and postgraduate students. 

If you have questions about the Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision, please contact Lisa Walters, School of Graduate Studies, sgs@mun.ca or (709) 864-2435.

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