Before submitting your application, please ensure your application addresses the following formatting and submission requirements.

Submission Format:

The Selection Committee requires the submission of one (1) application document using the following format guidelines:

  • 8½ x 11 inch letter-sized paper
  • 1-inch margins on all sides
  • 12-point font
  • Numbered pages
  • Submitted in Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format).
  • 25-page maximum (note that adding the maximum number of pages/words for each of the 5 sections below exceeds the 25-page maximum. Therefore every section in a given submission cannot be completed to its max word count)

Applications should include the following sections:

1.The names, affiliations, and academic status of all members of the collaborating team, full contact details for one team member (the award contact), and a high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) colour picture of the collaborating team, with names of each of the members listed.
2.A brief statement describing the precise nature and features of the collaboration among team members (maximum 250 words).
3.An abstract of the project suitable for publicity purposes (maximum 250 words).
4.A project description paper, suitable for printing and distribution, describing and documenting the project (maximum 5,000 words [about 20 pages], inclusive of a bibliography) and organized, where possible and appropriate, under the following headings:
• Institutional Context: the need for the project; the constraints or particular advantages of the context; uses of resources; funding.
• Goals of the Project: the intended learning outcomes; challenges met; obstacles overcome.
• Description of the Team:  A description of the nature of the team and what makes the collaboration valuable.
• Project Description: a clear description of what was done and what students were asked to do; the experiences of students; in the case of a course, the number, level and students involved.
• Impact on Student Learning: evidence that students learned what was intended; evidence of how collaboration contributed to student learning; and evidence of the lasting effects on students. Provided evidence might include pre- and post-tests, students ratings, surveys, focus groups, narrative accounts, visual representations, or letters from colleagues and students.
• Future Developments: new directions; adoption by other groups; ways the innovation might be diffused to other programs and faculties.
• Bibliography: since the award is designed to encourage the scholarship of teaching and learning, the paper should show how the project (design, implementation, practices, and assessment) was informed by the scholarship of others.
5.Up to a maximum of five (5) pages (of the total 25 pages) of supporting documentation in PDF may be included. Such documentation can take the form of letters from students and colleagues outside the collaborative team:
• offering an assessment of the importance and the impact of the project,
• documenting the collaboration
• commenting on the extent to which the project meets the published criteria.

Please note that the Selection Committee finds tangible evidence that documents practice more helpful than general statements of opinion or praise without detailed specifics. Applicants are cautioned that members of the Selection Committee will not read any supporting documentation exceeding the 25-page limit or any materials photo-reduced to stay within the page limit. URLs to additional information should not be included.

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