SU Award for Leadership in Undergraduate Teaching (SALUTE)

Recognizing students who make outstanding contributions to the campus community.

SU Award for Leadership in Undergraduate Teaching

SALUTE was developed in 1997 by Students’ Council to promote and encourage excellence in teaching by recognizing faculty members who make outstanding contributions in their roles as undergraduate instructors at the University of Alberta.

Students may nominate professors for SALUTE based upon criteria that students consider essential in an excellent teacher. The winners are then selected from a pool of nominees by a panel of students on the Awards Adjudication Committee.

The Students' Union believes that students are the best judges of teaching excellence, as only students can truly know how much they have learned from a teacher, and only students know how that teacher has inspired and encouraged them to learn on their own.

Please complete the 2019 application form. To do so, you will need following information.

Basic Information

  • Your Name

  • Your Student ID number

  • Your Email Adress

  • Name of the instructor you are nominating

  • Which Faculty does your instructor work for?

  • Email of the instructor you are nominating

Nomination Questions

  • Please describe the teaching styles and methods used by the instructor in the classroom that enhanced your learning experience. (max 300 words)

  • Describe the support the instructor offered to students outside of class time, their extra curricular participation, and their involvement in department affairs and university committees (if applicable). (max 300 words) One (1) letter of nomination. Maximum 500 words. Please indicate teaching style and methods used in the classroom, relationship with students outside of class, extra curricular involvement, involvement in department affairs and university committees.

Required Supporting Document: Signature sheet of students who support this nomination. (Minimum 10, maximum 25). Full name and student ID must be included. Student signing must be registered in at least one 3 credit undergraduate course at the University of Alberta.

Optional Supporting Documents: - Letters of support. Maximum of three letters, one page in length each. These can be from faculty, alumni, students or members of the community who are knowledgeable about the instructor's current contributions to undergraduate teaching.

Please submit optional documents to in PDF form.

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