CI Teaching Excellence Award

If a student would like to nominate their graduate student Course Instructor, they should speak to their department.

In 2015, the TATP launched the first-ever TATP award specifically for graduate student Course Instructors! This award recognizes one graduate student whose outstanding work as a sole-responsibility Course Instructor shows evidence of educational leadership, meaningful contributions to course and curriculum development, and impact on student learning.

In each award year (May 1 – April 29), one Course Instructor Award will be offered. The successful candidate will receive a monetary award and a certificate. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the University of Toronto’s annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. The Symposium, hosted by the University President, is a full-day event showcasing innovative teaching research and effective teaching practices, and is an event reserved for U of T faculty members, librarians and appointed staff. The shortlisted candidates will participate as Special Guests.

Preference will be given to Course Instructors who have held more than one appointment.

Important Dates for 2020-21 Award

Nominations Open: November 20, 2020

Nominations Close: February 19, 2021 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Short List Announced: March 19, 2021

Supporting Material Due: April 9, 2021 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Winners Announced: April 30, 2021

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact