Office of Teaching and Learning Services

Distinguished Teaching Award

FACULTY AWARD

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.

 

Deadlines

Nomination January 29, 2021
Supporting documentation March 29, 2021


Award process

Criteria

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

Past award winners

 

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

Nomination

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

Distinguished Teaching Awards Nomination Form
 

Acceptance

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.

Supporting documentation

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.

Award decisions

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

Presentation

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