Awards for Teaching Excellence

Awards for Teaching Excellence Policy (UAPPOL)

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) rewards teaching excellence, scholarship and innovation by administering awards and funding. CTL's Strategic Initiatives Manager supports academics in their pursuit of teaching awards by helping to identify award opportunities and offering tips on developing a strong nomination package. Copies of previous successful nomination packages for many of these awards are available for review in CTL. For more information or assistance contact Curtis Champagne, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Centre for Teaching and Learning (780.492.9302 or curtisc@ualberta.ca).

Brief descriptions of the Awards for Teaching Excellence are published below. The complete application procedure and submission requirements for each award can be found by clicking on the award name.

For a complete list of academic awards and recipients visit ualberta.ca/academicawards. Use the search tool or navigate to the award you are interested in. For discipline specific awards select the appropriate field of study and determine which award(s) are applicable.

 

2014 Teaching Award Recipients (Colloquy@uAlberta)

 

Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (UAPPOL)

Description: The Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching was instituted at the University of Alberta in 2011. This award is intended to recognize graduate-level teaching excellence by full-time continuing academic staff (regardless of seniority), to publicize such excellence to the University and the wider community, to encourage the pursuit of such excellence, and to promote informed discussion of graduate teaching and its improvement at the University of Alberta.
Deadline: Last Friday of February.

 

Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (UAPPOL)

Description: The Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes publicly the achievement of teaching excellence by full-time continuing academic staff within five years of their first university appointment, publicizes such excellence to the University and the wider community, encourages the pursuit of achievement of such excellence among newly appointed academic staff, and promotes informed discussion of teaching and its improvement at the University of Alberta.
Value: Cash Prize; Memento; Permanent plaque in Rutherford Galleria.
Deadline: Last Friday of February.

 

Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (UAPPOL)

Description: Instituted at the University of Alberta in 1982, the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is the University's premier teaching award. Its purpose is to recognize teaching excellence publicly, to publicize such excellence to the University and the wider community, to encourage the pursuit of such excellence, and to promote informed discussion of teaching and its improvement at the University of Alberta. Any full-time continuing academic staff member, who has completed a minimum of five years of teaching at the University of Alberta is eligible.
Value: Cash Prize; Memento; Permanent plaque in Rutherford Galleria.
Deadline: Last Friday of February.

 

Teaching Unit Award (UAPPOL)

Description: The intent of the Teaching Unit Award is to celebrate excellence in teaching when a group of individuals consistently work together to promote outstanding teaching and learning.
Value: $3,500.
Deadline: Last Friday of February.

 

William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (UAPPOL)

Description: The William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes teaching excellence by academic staff publicly, publicizes such excellence to the University and the wider community, encourages the pursuit of teaching excellence, and promotes informed discussion of teaching and its improvement at the University of Alberta.
Value: Cash Prize; Memento; Permanent plaque in Rutherford Galleria.
Deadline: Last Friday of February.