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Queen's University
 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award

Established in 2003 through gifts from the Toronto Dominion Bank and Chancellor Emeritus Charles Baillie, the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award recognizes undergraduate or graduate or professional teaching that has had an outstanding influence on the quality of student learning at Queen's University.  It is awarded annually for activities that lead to improved learning, including curriculum development, educational leadership, design and delivery of out-of-classroom educational experiences, or classroom teaching and supervision.

Each year, a panel of peers selects a recipient of this award. The selection committee comprises past award winners, subject experts, and educational developers. The Centre for Teaching and Learning is responsible for the administration of the Award and the selection of the adjudication panel. The Selection Committee is charged with responding to the question: Who among our colleagues deserves recognition this year for his or her exceptional efforts to promote student learning?

The Award

Faculty may be nominated by a peer or academic administrator, or may self-nominate. The recipient of the award is formally acknowledged during the fall convocation. The recipient of this endowed award will receive the funds as part of their Queen's monthly pay; alternatively, they may be deposited into a research account for the pursuit of further inquiries into teaching and learning.

Eligibility

All full-time and part-time faculty members are eligible for this award.  It will be awarded for excellence in teaching in whatever form that may take – undergraduate, graduate or professional.

2014 Deadline: Friday, August 1st, 2014 Extended to August 15, 2014

A PDF version of the full nomination package addressing the Selection Criteria should be submitted by (2014 Deadline Friday, August 15, 2014) via email to: ctl@queensu.ca

Please use the Subject Line: The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award to identify the nomination.

In addition one paper-based original copy of the nomination should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Friday August 15th to:

The Selection Committee
The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award
c/o The Centre for Teaching and Learning
B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen's University

Submission Criteria

The full package, of no more than 20 pages in total length, must include the following sections, organized and numbered as indicated below.  To ensure fairness, submissions that are longer than 20 pages will be ineligible and will be returned, unread.

1.0 Table of Contents

2.0 Nomination Application Brief

2.1 Candidate(s)
      Last name, First name
      School or Faculty, Department
      Telephone, Fax, Email

2.2 Submitter (if different from 2.1)
      Last name, first name
      School, Faculty, Department
      Telephone, Fax, Email

2.3  Appointment History
      Teaching and /or administrative-related appointments held at Queen's
      Appointment type and rank

2.4  A nomination letter that addresses the nominee's special qualifications for this award, focusing on:
      the impact of his or her work on student learning;
      evidence of teaching scholarship
      the potential for impact beyond the particular instructional situation.

3.0 Excellence in Instruction

      3.1 A brief statement describing the contributions of the nominee to education through innovation, achievement or continuing excellence in classroom, individual, or online instruction.

      3.2 Evidence of instructional excellence organized in the form of a teaching dossier, including:
            A statement of teaching philosophy
            A description of the approach to teaching (with examples of course materials and a description of particularly
                  effective strategies used)
            Documentation that demonstrates teaching excellence, such as normative data and comments from teaching
                  evaluations over several years, peer feedback on teaching, and evidence of impact on student learning.
            Highlight: the impact on student learning; evidence of teaching scholarship; the potential for impact beyond
                  the particular situation.

4.0 Additional Areas of Excellence
      Highlight: the impact on student learning; evidence of teaching scholarship; and the potential for impact               
                    beyond the particular situation.

      4.1 Innovation

            4.1.1 A brief statement describing either an innovative curricular initiative or an innovative use of technology
                        that has been successfully implemented across a faculty, program, school or department within the
                        past three years. Explain how the initiative described is innovative or different from what has been
                        done previously.

            4.1.2 Evidence of excellence in innovation organized under the following headings:
                    The objectives of the innovation
                    A description of the strategy implemented (e.g., design of program or course; materials; the experiences
                        of students; the number, level and kind of students involved; if technology was used, an explanation of
                        how it was used to advance student learning)
                    Outcome evaluation (including evidence of student achievement; evidence could include student test
                        results, student ratings, letters from colleagues and students)
                    A plan to disseminate the outcomes of the innovation; future plans for development

      4.2 Leadership

            4.2.1 A brief statement describing how the nominee has acted in a leadership role to promote, support and
                        improve teaching at Queen's.

            4.2.2 Evidence of excellence in leadership organized under the following (suggested) headings:
                    A short CV or dossier, including letters from colleagues or students, emphasizing the nominee's
                        contributions to the enhancement of teaching, e.g., conducting of seminars, workshops, conferences,
                        or other events for university colleagues on teaching/learning topics; work with teaching/learning
                        committees or units; consultation with colleagues on teaching methods; papers, texts, newsletters or
                        other publications on university teaching; research on university teaching/learning problems that goes
                        beyond the normal discipline-focused research conducted by the faculty member; work on special
                        projects related to university teaching and learning
                    Exemplary materials, i.e., documentary evidence relevant to the nominee's work, such as policy
                        statements, reports, curriculum materials, program or workshop descriptions and/or evaluations,
                        research reports and publications, etc.
                    A statement by the nominee about his/her approach to leadership and its actual and/or potential impact
                        on student learning

      4.3 Collaboration

            4.3.1 A brief statement describing a collaborative effort in teaching and how it increased the effectiveness of
                        student learning

            4.3.2 Evidence of excellence in collaboration organized under the following suggested headings:
                    Context (e.g., the need for the project; the constraints or particular advantages of the instructional
                        setting)
                    Goals and intended learning outcomes
                    Description of activities/programs (e.g., a clear description of what was done and what students were
                        asked to do; the experiences of students; in the case of a course, the number, level and kind of
                        students involved; if technology was used, an explanation of how student learning was advanced by
                        the technology; how and over what period the project was assessed)
                    Impact on student learning (e.g., evidence that students learned what was intended; evidence of
                        lasting impact on students; evidence might include pre- and post-tests, student ratings, letters from
                        colleagues and students)
                    Future developments (e.g., new directions; adoption by others)

      4.4 Linking Teaching with Research

            4.4.1 A brief statement of how faculty research was made directly accessible to undergraduate and/or
                        graduate students and how active student involvement in university research activities was enabled.

            4.4.2 Evidence of excellence in linking teaching with research organized under the following suggested      
                        headings:
                    Context (e.g., the need for the project; the constraints or particular advantages of the instructional
                        setting)
                    Goals and intended learning outcomes (including disciplinary content knowledge as well as applied
                        research skills)
                    Description of the instructional activities and methods used in the program; examples of materials
                        developed
                    Assessment of the impact of the program on student learning (e.g., student test results or other forms of
                        achievement, student ratings, letters from colleagues and students)
                    Plans for future development and for sharing results with the broader community

Further Information

Please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning at 613-533-6428 or by email at ctl@queensu.ca

Past Winners

      2013 Anne Godlewska, Geography
      2012 Lindsay Davidson, Surgery
      2011 Brian Frank, Electrical and Computer Engineering
      2010 Mark Weisberg, Law
      2009 Richard Ascough, Theology/Religious Studies
      2008 Bill Newstead, Chemistry
      2007 Ron Easteal, Anatomy and Cell Biology
      2006 John Smol, Biology
      2005 Maggie Berg, English
      2004 Morris Orzech, Mathematics and Statistics

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