Celebrating and Assessing Teaching Excellence
To foster an institutional culture where the practice of teaching is valued, meaningfully assessed and supported by ongoing development, the Vice-Provost, Learning and Teaching, supports and advances the celebration and assessment of teaching.
We are raising the profile of teaching by celebrating instructors who inspire their students and colleagues.
- A new policy on Excellence in Teaching Awards was launched in 2022 to strengthen the reach of this program. The Awards for Excellence in Teaching now include specialized awards, increased monies and greater flexibility in how those monies are received. Read more about the changes in our newsletter article.
- Launching in 2023, the Network for Excellent Teaching (NET), will provide peer mentorship and support, as well as professional development opportunities determined in collaboration with Awards for Excellence in Teaching winners.
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To find out about past Award for Excellence in Teaching winners, see our gallery of teaching excellence.
SFU’s faculty teaching fellows are continuing faculty members within each Faculty who support the continued improvement of teaching and learning within the Faculty. Learn more and view a list of your fellows here.
We are helping make assessment of teaching a more effective and streamlined process.
- Guidance specific to the SFUFA-SFU collective agreement is now available via this one-page overview by the Vice-Provost, Learning and Teaching.
- A new end of term course experience survey program was launched in 2022 to help instructors and academic leadership gather more meaningful and better quality student course feedback, visit the Course Experience Surveys Program. You can also learn more about the research that informed this project at the Learning Experience and Assesssment Program.
- Guidance on best practices in teaching assessment, including one-on-one consultations, can be accessed via the Centre for Educational Excellence.
The current effort to ensure that effective teaching is recognized, celebrated and supported at SFU builds on previous initiatives. In particular, it draws on the work of the Task Force on Teaching and Learning (TFTL) and the Teaching and Course Evaluation Project (TCEP). Read the associated reports below.