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.    

Celebrating 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.

See what teaching excellence looks like ...

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.

Assessing teaching

We are helping make assessment of teaching a more effective and streamlined process.

Additional background

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.

Final Report | TFTL

Task Force on Teaching and Learning
PDF, January 2010

Final Report | TCEP

Teaching and Course Evaluation Project
PDF, November 2013

Final report | TAWG

Strategies to Value Effective Teaching
PDF, August 2019