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 and have not received this award within the last five years (please refer to the past winners). To be awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award, nominees must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level, and
- Commitment to educational leadership by furthering the university’s educational goals.
Nominations may be made by peers or students (current or former, including alumni) of faculty members at MacEwan University. Nominators must complete and submit this nomination form on or before the deadline.
The form is a fillable pdf; it must be downloaded and opened before it is filled in. If you would prefer to complete the form in MS Word, please e-mail Carolyn Ives at firstname.lastname@example.org and request the form in that format.
Provided the nominee meets the criteria as outlined in sections 3.1 and 3.2 of Policy C6001: Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Executive Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence will contact him or her to ensure that he or she wishes to accept the nomination.
If the nominee accepts the nomination, he or she will be responsible for submitting supporting documentation to the Distinguished Teaching Awards Selection Committee by January 30, 2017. The nomination package should be 10-20 pages long and should 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.
Please note that nominees should not include full printouts of student feedback forms unless asked to. In the interest of fairness to all nominees, no nomination package should exceed 20 pages of material.
Award Decisions and Presentations:
Copies of the nomination materials are circulated to all members of the Distinguished Teaching Awards Selection Committee. The Committee’s Terms of Reference are available here: Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee Terms of Reference
Before the selection meeting, committee members will 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 will make its recommendations to the Provost, who will confirm the award recipients and notify the successful candidates. The awards will be conferred to recipients at Spring Convocation.