About the Contract Instructor Teaching Awards

The purpose of this award is to recognize teaching excellence by contract instructors at Carleton University.

There are (5) awards of $1,500 available. The winner will receive a cheque for a lump sum payment which will be taxed as salary income

Contract Instructors who hold seniority.

Application Deadline
All applications must be submitted to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) by November 20.

Application Process
Candidates must submit an application form and a proposal on the online portal.  Please note that the maximum length for the application is fifteen (15) pages, excluding the application form. Application forms will become available in the Fall.

Nominations can be made by completing the relevant sections of the application form found on the Provost’s website, and submitting it to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) by November 20. A statement of teaching philosophy from the candidate must also be submitted.

Selection Process
The winners are selected by a committee composed of two CUPE 4600 appointees and two University employees. All candidates are rated according to:

  • statement of teaching philosophy;
  • student feedback;
  • peer feedback; and
  • evidence of innovation in teaching.

Additional Information
This award is governed by the Collective Agreement between Carleton University and CUPE 4600, Unit 2. For additional information, please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).