CENTRE for TEACHING and LEARNING

Distinguished Teaching Award

FACULTY AWARD | JANUARY 31

We take great pride in acknowledging our outstanding instructional faculty members with the Distinguished Teaching Award.

All instructional faculty members—continuing, probationary continuing, sessional, and limited term—are eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award, provided they meet award criteria.

Nominations may be made by peers or students (current or former, including alumni) of faculty members at MacEwan University.

Nominators must complete and submit the nomination form on or before the January 31 deadline.

Nominations for 2022 are now closed.

Deadlines

Nomination January 31, 2022
Supporting documentation March 31, 2022

Award process

All instructional faculty members—continuing, probationary continuing, sessional, and limited term—are eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award, provided that they have :

  • Taught at least three consecutive years at MacEwan University
  • Not received this award within the last five years (please refer to the list of past award winners)

DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS POLICY

To be awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award, nominees must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Commitment to educational leadership by furthering the university’s educational goals

Nominators must complete and submit the nomination form on or before the deadline.

Provided the nominees meet the criteria as outlined in the Distinguished Teaching Awards policy, the Executive Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning services will contact them to ensure that they wish to accept the nomination.

If nominees accept the nominations, they are responsible for submitting supporting documentation to the Distinguished Teaching Awards Selection Committee by the deadline.

To support nomination for the Distinguished Teaching Award, the nominee prepares a nomination package for the selection committee. 

The nomination package should be 10-20 pages long and demonstrate a record of outstanding teaching and educational leadership. Nomination packages may include the following:

  • An abbreviated CV
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi and assignments, summary of student evaluations, etc.)
  • A statement of educational leadership (maximum 500 words)
  • Evidence of educational leadership, such as curricular or course development, program enhancement, student activities and projects, etc.

Do not include full printouts of student feedback forms unless asked. In the interest of fairness to all nominees, no nomination package should exceed 20 pages of material.

Copies of the nomination materials are circulated to all members of the Distinguished Teaching Awards Selection Committee for review.

Before the selection meeting, committee members evaluate each nomination package against the published criteria. When the Committee convenes after privately reviewing the files, members will work toward consensus until no more than four nominees are unanimously agreed upon.

The Committee makes its recommendations to the Provost, who confirms the award recipients and notifies the successful candidates.

COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE

Distinguished teaching awards will be conferred to recipients at Spring Convocation.

2020
Tanya Heuver, Neeraj Pakash, Samuel Mugo, Andrea Wagner

2019
Jacqueline Baker, Ion Bica, Susan Mills, Rodney Schmaltz

2018
Cristina Anton, Lynne Honey, Joan Mills, Diane Symbaluk

2017
Ahna Berikoff, Etayankara (Murli) Muralidharan, Lisa Prichard, Sandy Jung

2016
Ray Baril, Constanza Pacher, Ross Shaw, Holly Symonds-Brown

2015
Fernando Angulo, Rose Ginther, Margaret Milner, Mike Perschon

2014
Michael Gulayets, Nancy Digdon, Gerard Bellefeuille, Michael Stock

2013
Diane Symbaluk, Robert Engel, Bill Venables, Peter Roccia

2012
Anne Marie Brose, Ryan Orchard

2011
Colleen Maykut, Gaelan Murphy, Davar Rezania

2010
Mark Arnison, Melike Schalomon

2021 award winners

MacEwan University recognizes inspiring faculty members for their dedication to teaching in 2021.

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