CUPE 3908-1 Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015–2016 Nomination Guidelines Deadline for nominations March 1, 2016. Who is eligible for nomination? Eligible CUPE 3908-1 positions include Instructors (Course, Academic Skills, ESL and Clinical), Tutorial and Workshop Leaders, Language Assistants, and Tutors. Limitations on nominations? Self-nominations are not accepted. Previous recipients are ineligible (see below). Who may nominate? Anyone internal or external to the Trent community who interacts with CUPE instructors. HOW TO NOMINATE 1. 2. 3. 4. Check the eligibility list. Complete the “Nominator Information” and “Candidate Information” sections on the Nomination Form. Individual nomination submissions are encouraged. Tell the story! Complete the “Candidate Qualifications” section by providing specific examples of how/why your candidate should be considered for the Award. 5. Send the completed nomination form by e-mail to [email protected] no later than March 1, 2016. Help is available! If you have any questions about drafting your nomination, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning by e-mail at [email protected] NOMINATOR INFORMATION Name E-mail address What is your current relationship to Trent (e.g., student, faculty, staff, alumnus, other)? If “other,” specify the relationship. CANDIDATE INFORMATION Name Department/Program In what capacity have you known the candidate? For how long have you known the candidate in this capacity? If you were instructed by the candidate, what were the dates in which you were instructed? CUPE 3908-1 Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015–2016 Nomination Form 2 Additionally, your candidate may also be eligible for the following teaching awards: Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is the university’s most prestigious award. It recognizes faculty and staff who: stand out from others in encouraging learning, bring unique experiences to the teaching space, challenge students to do their best work, serve as inspiration for students and demonstrate exemplary concern for students. If you think your candidate should also be considered for the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, please fill out a separate nomination form at: http://www.trentu.ca/teaching/internal_symons.php. Award for Educational Leadership and Innovation. This award recognizes faculty and staff who make a distinctive impact through educational leadership, teaching, innovation, and/or successful communication. If you think your candidate should also be considered for the Award for Educational Leadership and Innovation, please fill out a separate nomination form at: http://www.trentu.ca/teaching/internal_innovation.php . Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance. This award recognizes teaching assistants who excel at encouraging learning in workshop, tutorial, seminar, laboratory, or field settings. If you think you candidate should also be considered for the Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance, please fill out a separate nomination form at: http://www.trentu.ca/teaching/internal_assistance.php . HOW NOMINATIONS ARE RATED The CUPE Teaching Awards Committee’s decisions are based solely on the information that you provide on this nomination form. The CUPE Teaching Awards Committee looks for nominations which present specific details about a candidate's interaction with students, and clear examples illustrating strong, positive impact on students' learning. The more clearly the Subcommittee can “see” the candidate in the role of exemplary instructor, the more highly the Committee will rate that nomination. CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS Present specific details about your experience with the candidate, providing clear examples that highlight the skills, abilities and attributes of the candidate that demonstrate a positive impact on students and their learning. The comment box will expand to receive as much information as you wish to supply. Send the completed nomination form by e-mail to [email protected] no later than March 1, 2016.