Awards


Teaching Awards

Sheridan is internationally renowned for its programs, students, and alumni. To honour our faculty members and other collaborators who make this possible, Sheridan offers five internal teaching awards.

Sheridan Teaching Awards

To celebrate teaching excellence, Sheridan offers five unique Teaching Awards. The 2019/2020 call for nominations opens the first week of February 2020 and closes on Friday March 6, 2020. The conferral of these awards will take place at Sheridan’s People Awards ceremony in April.

Please contact teachingawards@sheridancollege.ca if you have any questions, or, to make a nomination go to  the Formstack online form.

To nominate a faculty member and/or administrator, staff, student, or community partner (for specific awards) please submit a description of less than 400 words which speaks to the accomplishment with reference to the award criteria. Award nominations are for teaching and learning contributions made between May 2019 and February 2020. Self-nominations are accepted for all awards except for the Transformative Teaching Award which is student nominated award.


Sheridan’s Teaching Character Award

  • One award
  • Open to full-time and contract faculty
  • $1,000 award

Anyone may nominate a Sheridan professor who cultivates a sense of belonging within and beyond the classroom for students thru a consistent, caring, and engaging teaching practice.

All nominations must include a summary description (of less than 400 words) including the course and/or program, the learning activities, and how the professor took extra steps to foster a culture of approachability, connection, inclusion, and respect.

Supporting evidence optional might include peer or student letters.

Award Winner


Transformative Teaching Award

  • One award
  • Open to full-time and contract faculty
  • $1,000 award
  • Student-nominated

A student or a group of students may nominate a Sheridan professor who has created a learning experience that has changed students by encouraging risk-taking, questioning, reflecting, or thinking differently about themselves, their skills, their discipline, or the world differently.

All nominations must include a summary description (of less than 400 words) including the course and/or program, the learning activities, and how the experience was significantly meaningful to the student(s).

Supporting evidence optional might include peer or student letters.

Award Winner


Scholarly Teaching and Learning Award

  • One award
  • Open to full-time and contract faculty
  • $1,000 award

Anyone may nominate a professor who grounds their practice in connecting with learners; responding to needs with responsive design from evidence-based instructional approaches to enhance learning experiences; and identifying areas of need thru reflection and inquiry, peer input, and scholarly sources.

All nominations must include a summary description (of less than 400 words) including the course and/or program, the learning need and context, the approach or intervention developed, student engagement/feedback, and evidence of student impact.

Supporting evidence optional might include self-reflection, formative feedback from students, course evaluation data.

Award Winner


Indigenous Learning in Partnership Award

  • One award
  • Open to a team of faculty, staff, administrators, and/or students
  • $1,000 award or $2,000 award split between a group of up to 4 members

Anyone may nominate a Sheridan academic group who have contributed significantly to the experiences of indigenous students, faculty, staff, and/or the broader community through any educational initiative with the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support towards valuing and respecting indigenous histories, values, knowledge, ways of knowing and learning, and traditions.

All nominations must include must include a summary description (of less than 400 words) including collaboration with members of Sheridan community and the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support and how the educational initiative contributed significantly to the experiences of indigenous students, faculty, and/or staff through collaboration, cooperation, and responsibility to live out Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the seven principles of the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Indigenous Education Protocol.

Supporting evidence optional might include a video, event materials, or process description.

Award Winner


Collaborative Teaching and Learning Award

  • Open to a team of faculty, staff, administrators, and/or students
  • Three awards (inclusivity, work integrated learning, intercultural)
  • $2,000 award split between a group of up to 4 members

Anyone may nominate a Sheridan academic group who have worked collaboratively to heighten the learning environment of a classroom, program, and/or Faculty in one of the following three areas.

  • Creating inclusion and accessibility
  • Promoting work integrated learning
  • Integrating intercultural approaches

All nominations must include a summary description (of less than 400 words) including the course and/or program, the learning activities, and how the experience enhanced one of inclusion, work integrated learning, or intercultural approaches.

Supporting evidence optional might include peer or student letters.

Award Winners

Inclusivity

Work Integrated Learning

Intercultural