Call for Nominations

Award for Excellence in Scholarly Teaching

Award for Excellence in the Supervision of a Graduate Student Thesis

October 31, 2014

Please forward nominations to the attention of Nancy Green (ngreen@sfu.ca) in the Office of the Associate Dean, Academic by 8 am on December 1, 2014.

Award for Excellence in Scholarly Teaching

Purpose: This $1,000 award is offered to recognize and showcase excellence in scholarly teaching among faculty members, faculty associates and instructors in the Faculty of Education.

Nominations can be made by faculty members, program directors or students. Nominations should contain information about teaching in the previous academic year.

Criteria: The award winner's excellence in scholarly teaching is demonstrated through a letter of nomination, other evidence permitted by the University such as student evaluations, a teaching portfolio including artifacts, such as the syllabus for one or more courses in which students engage in some of the following activities:

  • review the literature related to a particular issue or problem;
  • undertake a conceptual inquiry;
  • construct a theoretical framework;
  • design a study or an artistic performance;
  • collect and analyze data;
  • conduct a scholarly analysis of data;
  • consider the ethical implications of research.

Procedures:

  • A letter of nomination is submitted to the Award Committee along with the syllabus for one or more courses.
  • The Committee reviews the nominations and course syllabi.
  • The award is announced at the December Directors’ Lunch, in time for recipients to list their award in CV for salary review/application to FTPC

Award for Excellence in the Supervision of a Graduate Student Thesis

Purpose: This $1,000 award is offered to recognize and showcase excellence in graduate student supervision among tenure-track faculty members in the Faculty of Education.

Nominations can be made by graduate students, faculty members or members of the thesis examining committee. Normally, nominations will be made for the supervision of a thesis/dissertation defended in the previous academic year.

Criteria: The award winner's excellence in graduate supervision is demonstrated by:

  1. A letter of nomination describing the supervisor's contribution to an outstanding graduate student thesis through practices such as helpful, comprehensive and timely feedback.
  2. A copy of the student's thesis and other supporting documents.
  3. External scholarly recognition of the student's excellence as determined by one or more of the following:
    • an offer of a prestigious position such as a professorship or a senior position in an organization
    • post-doctoral work
    • an award for the thesis
    • thesis work accepted for publication.

Procedures:

  • A letter of nomination, a copy of the thesis and other supporting documents are submitted to the Award Committee.
  • The Committee reviews the nominations, theses and supporting documents.
  • The award is announced at the December Director's Lunch, in time for recipients to list their award in CV for salary review/application to FTPC.