Teaching Award Nomination Guidelines


The CSLA Teaching Award recognizes an individual who has made a substantial and significant contribution to landscape architecture education. 


Nominees must: 

be landscape architecture faculty members;
be sessional instructors (including NAIT and Fanshawe instructors); 
have made sustained, significant contributions to a landscape architecture program of education;
be members in good standing of the CSLA.


Current members of the CSLA Board of Directors.


An individual may receive only one Teaching Award in their lifetime.


Two Teaching Award may be given annually. 


The CSLA Board of Directors may propose nominations for this award. In addition, nominations may be made by:
a CSLA member (all categories);

  • any LAAC-accredited program;
  • the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (LAAC);
  • the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board of the ASLA;
  • a component association of the CSLA;
  • the CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture);
  • any related professional organization of the CSLA.

Nominees may not self-nominate for this award.


The Award will be presented to an individual who exemplifies the following qualities:

  • demonstrated excellence in classroom instruction from the perspectives of both students and peers;
  • demonstrated commitment to the growth and development of students;
  • consistent availability to students for advice and guidance;
  • use of innovative teaching methods and techniques;
  • personal integrity;
  • passion and enthusiasm for the profession of landscape architecture.

The CSLA Board of Directors will review the nominations and make a recommendation as to which nominees should receive an award. Each nomination is judged by the Board of Directors for the success with which the nomination package demonstrates the candidate’s achievements and contributions. The CSLA Board of Directors retains the right to request additional information as deemed necessary during deliberations.  


Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 4 pm EDT

Announcement and Presentation

Announcement of the Teaching Award will be made in the CSLA Bulletin, by media release, in LP Magazine and through other CSLA communications methods. By accepting the award, the candidate agrees to allow the CSLA to use their image in the promotion of the Recognition Awards.

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