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Seneca's Teaching and Learning Awards for Faculty

Seneca's Teaching and Learning Awards for Faculty

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Seneca is excited to honour our faculty who through their contributions and commitment have positively improved the quality of education and enriched the experiences of their students. These awards recognize and celebrate outstanding faculty who make a difference by engaging students, inspiring colleagues, caring for their students, and demonstrating innovative teaching practices.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

Nominees must be full-time, partial load, part-time, and sessional Seneca faculty members who taught during the 2021-2022 academic year.

How do I nominate a faculty member for an award?

Nominators can be any individual or group with direct knowledge of the nominee including students, colleagues, and administrators.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominators must submit a nomination package that includes:

  1. A 400-word description that shows how the faculty member meets the selection criteria for one specific award:
    • Seneca Award for Teaching Excellence – peer-nominated
      The selection committee is looking for excellence in the following areas: innovative or exemplary teaching practices; impacting student success; a commitment to caring for students; collaboration and sharing within the Seneca community; leadership.
    • Seneca Award for Teaching Excellence in Flexible Delivery – peer-nominated
      The selection committee is looking for the same criteria as listed above, but with evidence demonstrating teaching excellence in Flexible courses.
    • Seneca Transformative Educator – student-nominated
      The selection committee is looking for excellence in the following areas: innovative or exemplary teaching practices; impacting student success; a commitment to caring for students.
  2. Evidence to support the nomination – in addition to the 400-word description, describe a special project, unique learning environments, work beyond the classroom, special achievements, etc. Provide links where possible. (No attachments.)
  3. One letter of support from someone who knows and supports the faculty member being nominated – from peers, students, professional associations in industry, other institutions, etc.

How do I submit a nomination package?

Download the document(s) required and complete them in full:

📄 Employee Nomination Form used by a Seneca employee or a group of employees to nominate a faculty member for either the Seneca Award for Teaching Excellence or the Seneca Award for Teaching Excellence in Flexible Delivery

📄 Support Letter ‐ accompanies the employee nomination form for either the Seneca Award for Teaching Excellence or the Seneca Award for Teaching Excellence in Flexible Delivery

Upload the completed forms to the nomination package submission form.

When is the deadline?

The nomination package is due on June 30, 2022.

Nomination packages will be evaluated by an awards committee.

Award recipients will be announced by Marianne Marando, Vice-President Academic and Students, during the 2022 Welcome Back Week.

What do recipients receive?

Recipients of the award receive the following:

  • $1,000 toward an academic conference of their choice
  • Registration for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference (attending virtually)
  • Registration for an Adobe Creative Campus event
  • A feature in the Teaching and Learning Stories from the Field podcast from the Teaching & Learning Centre

 

If you have any questions, contact faculty.awards@senecacollege.ca.

 

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