The Excellence in Teaching Award is meant to recognize outstanding dedication to students and to the pursuit of teaching. Recipients of this award have a record of being open, listening to students, and, most importantly, supporting students and assisting in their academic lives.
To be eligible, nominees must have taught undergraduate students at Memorial during the 2019-2020 academic year. Full and part-time instructors, as well as lecturers, are eligible.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following qualities:
- Communicability: An ability to clearly communicate subject material to students which enables them to understand the material and engage in a creative fashion.
- Fairness: An established record of fair grading and evaluation schemes that accurately reflect the efforts and abilities of students.
- Engagement: Demonstrated ability to engage students in the course material and a willingness to go beyond traditional teaching methods.
- Approachability: A demonstrated record of being open, listening to students, supporting students and assisting them in their academic lives.
These awards are meant to recognize the incredible teaching talent at Memorial University and acknowledge those instructors who go above and beyond their expected roles to ensure the academic success of students. As such, the following is NOT criteria on which this award is judged: length of service, tenure status, and record of research/ publications.