posted on Jan. 24: Nominations sought for 2002 President’s awards for excellence in teaching


Nominations are sought for the 2002 President's awards for excellence in teaching.

The three awards demonstrate the value McMaster attaches to its educational function and recognize those who, through innovation and commitment, have significantly enhanced the quality of learning by McMaster students.

All full-time and part-time faculty (including those on contract) are eligible.

Nominations should be submitted by March 1 to Dr. J.A. Johnson,
chair of the selection committee, the President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching, c/o Office of the President, Gilmour Hall, Room 238.

The awards are:

  • The President's Award for Course or Resources Design: This award recognizes the contribution of an individual, or of a group, to education through innovation and achievement in the design of a course or program of studies, or in the design of educational materials.
  • The President's Award for Instruction: This award recognizes the contribution of an individual to education through innovation, achievement or continuing excellence in classroom or personal instruction.
  • The President's Award for Educational Leadership: This award recognizes the contributions of an individual that more generally promote excellence in teaching and learning. The contributions in question may not influence any single course or program directly but have effects well beyond the nominee's own department.

Each of the awards consists of:

  • a citation of excellence and memento to be presented at the Spring Convocation
  • an honorarium in the amount of $5,000
  • an inscription of the recipient's name on McMaster's Wall of Recognition.

Nomination forms are available in all departmental offices and from the Centre for Leadership in Learning.

The Centre for Leadership in Learning has a range of sample dossiers and other documents that are helpful in the preparation of a dossier. The nomination materials of previous winners of the President's Awards are also available at the Centre. Staff at the CLL are available to assist McMaster faculty in creating a dossier and preparing a nomination. Please call ext. 24540.