Nomination packages can be prepared in one of two ways. The first being a package is triggered by the accumulation of at least 5 letters of support from students gathered over a 4 year period. The second is a TA and/or instructor can submit a full package themselves.
STUDENTS – write a letter!
Students submit a letter of support for TA and/or instructor of choice through provided MachForm via CoTL Teaching Awards website. Letters should describe and provide evidence for teaching excellence, addressing (without being restricted to) the criteria listed on the Awards and Criteria page (and listed below). Letters will be kept for four years.
Once a minimum of five letters have been collected over a four year period, this triggers formation of a nomination package. The chair of CoTL will contact the nominated TAs/instructors to inform of nomination and allow for package preparation. The full package is described below.
NOTE: *Students may not write a letter for someone who is currently teaching and/or supervising them. *
NOTE: *Students are encouraged to motivate other students to write letters so that the nomination may proceed.*
2) TA/INSTRUCTOR – SUBMIT a COMPLETE NOMINATION
To submit a complete nomination package you must include:
- At least FIVE letters from York students/alumni (undergraduate or graduate) who are familiar with the nominee’s undergraduate teaching, but are neither currently enrolled in courses taught by the nominee, nor being supervised by the nominee (i.e., where nominee is TA Coordinator). The letters should have been prepared within the four years preceding the nomination.
- A maximum of two York faculty members familiar with the nominee’s undergraduate teaching. The letters should have been prepared within the four years preceding the nomination.
- A current CV (up to 5 pages) prepared by the nominee.
- A Teaching Statement (teaching philosophy, maximum 1000 words) prepared by the nominee.
NOTE: *Letters cannot be from students who are currently being taught/supervised by the instructor/TA.*