University Outstanding TA Award: Required Documents

A dossier should be prepared with care: A thoughtful selection of supporting documentation is strongly encouraged and would be of advantage in the consideration of the dossier. Documentation in support of the nomination must include:

  • Contact information of nominator and nominee.
  • A citation from the nominee’s sponsor for publication in the Academic Honors Convocation program. (~150-175 words. For a sample of a citation click here.)
  • A formal statement from the nominating department not to exceed two pages that indicates why the nominee is an excellent candidate for the award. The statement could include:
    • Evidence of innovative instructional techniques and contributions.
    • Use of inclusive teaching strategies.
    • Contributions to student learning above and beyond the call of duty.
    • Contributions to learning outside of the classroom.
    • Efforts to advance teaching practice.
  • An up-to-date copy of nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae.
  • The nominee’s formal teaching assessments, including students’ comments appearing on the assessment forms.
  • Up to two letters of recommendation from department faculty who can assess the nominee’s contributions to students’ learning.
  • Include the name of a department representative (nominator or chair preferred) who will attend the CET reception for all nominated students in November.

Use this form to upload the complete dossier for your nominee.