Dean's Teaching Fellow Award

Nomination Criteria

The goal of the Dean’s Teaching Fellow Award is to celebrate the Teaching Fellows who are leaders in excellence and innovation in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The award can recognize achievements in specific courses or academic initiatives outside a course, over the past year.


Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Full or part time instructors who are Teaching Fellows1 or Academic Assistants2 including those teaching at Bader College.
  • Have taught a minimum of 3.0 units in the past year (or equivalent).

1Teaching Fellows as defined in PSAC 
2Academic Assistants as defined in USW

Nomination Process

Nominations can come from the applicant or another member of the unit such as the Undergraduate Chair, faculty members or staff.

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated based on the following rubric.

The selection committee will be composed of the Associate Dean Teaching & Learning, Director of Arts and Science Online, Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII), one instructor and one student from the Faculty of Arts and Science. The instructor is ideally a previous award winner.

Presentation of the Award

Presentation will include a mounted certificate and $3,000. For Faculty and staff - this award will be processed as salary payment and subject to mandatory payroll deductions. Award recipients will be announced in the Faculty of Arts and Science newsletter and at the September Faculty Board.


Applications are now open and close May 1st. Award recipients will be notified in June.