The FAUW Appreciation Award recognizes people from across the University who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of faculty members. Monica Vesely is the recipient of the 2021 award.
Monica is an educational developer in the Centre for Teaching Excellence and has been a driving force behind new faculty orientation for some time, putting exceptional, thoughtful work into programming new faculty events, particularly recruiting and liaising with speakers, and inviting and gathering valuable feedback from attendees.
After moving into an advisory role on the New Faculty Planning Committee in late 2018, Monica stepped up again in 2020, using her educational development expertise to help redesign orientation for online delivery and set up both a Microsoft Team and a LEARN site that now provide new faculty with ongoing access to valuable information about getting set up and working at Waterloo.
FAUW—and our members—are very grateful for all of the work Monica has done to help welcome new faculty and set them up for success.