Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Principal's Teaching and Learning Awards

Next Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019

These awards are intended to celebrate teaching excellence and to increase trans-disciplinary exposure to exemplars in teaching and the diverse ways in which the student learning experience is enhanced by educators and educational supports at Queen’s. This happens at the at the course level, through focusing on teaching of strategic university goals as well as through individual and group efforts outside of specific courses, at the program or university-level.

Goals:

• To increase recognition of teaching excellence in strategic areas of teaching and learning at Queen's
• To extend recognition of teaching and learning excellence beyond individual courses to groups of courses and to those who support Queen's educators, students and our teaching and learning culture
• To collaborate across Queen's strategic directions and educational services and supports

Awards:

Michael Condra Outstanding Student Service Award

Sponsored and coordinated by The Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Michael Condra Outstanding Student Service Award HANDOUT

This award has been established by the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Queen’s University, in recognition of the high level of service and commitment to students and student well-being exemplified by Dr. Condra during his 30 years at the university. He served as the Director of Health, Counselling and Disability Services (now Student Wellness Services) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.

The most recent recipient is:

2018 Vanessa McCourt, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

To learn more about the Michael Condra Outstanding Student Service Award

Nomination Guidelines and Procedures

The Michael Condra Outstanding Student Services Award will be presented annually to a member of Queen’s faculty or staff who has consistently provided outstanding service to students, other than in a teaching role.

This award has been established by the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Queen’s University, in recognition of the high level of service and commitment to students and student wellbeing exemplified by Dr. Condra during his 30 years at the university. He served as the Director of Health, Counselling and Disability Services (now Student Wellness Services) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.

Award Criteria

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the Queen’s community and by any combination of students, faculty and staff. A strong nomination will demonstrate:

  • Breadth of impact;
  • Contributions above and beyond what would normally be expected within scope of nominee’s role;
  • How and why students have benefited from service;
  • Length and nature of contribution;
  • Why the actions enhanced the student learning experience; and
  • Broad support for nomination.

A nomination should include:

  1. a completed nomination form; (Word, 41kb)
  2. a nomination letter that clearly outlines how the nominee has provided outstanding service to students; and
  3. two supporting letters that provide specific examples of the outstanding service as outlined in the criteria.

A call for nominations will be posted on the Student Affairs Website, the CTL bulletin and in the print and on-line Gazette.

All nomination packages should be sent electronically in ONE FILE (PDF format) to the chair of the Selection Committee at principals-tl-awards@queensu.ca.

NOTE: Nominees will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal.  Nominators will receive a copy of the letter.

Selection Process

The committee will be chaired by the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs and will be comprised of one faculty member, an undergraduate student, a graduate student and a staff member from Student Affairs. The committee will be guided in its adjudication by an assessment rubric based on the criteria for the award.

NOTE: The recipient of this award will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal.  Nominators will receive a copy.  Only the Nominators will be notified regarding unsuccessful nominations.

The deadline for this award is April 1, 2019 at midnight

Helpful Resources

Recognition

Award recipients will:

• be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
• be recognized by name on the Mike Condra Award plaque;
• receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion; and
• be featured in Queen’s communication vehicles and on the Student Affairs website, among others.

Past Winners

2018 Vanessa McCourt, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
2017 Renée Fitzpatrick, School of Medicine
2016 Aphra Rogers, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
2015 Helen Connop, Faculty of Law

Promoting Student Inquiry Teaching Award

Sponsored and coordinated by The Queen's Library

Promoting Student Inquiry Teaching Award HANDOUT

The Teaching Award for Promoting Student Inquiry recognizes innovative instructional design which enables active student engagement in learning.

This award honours faculty and/or staff (individuals or teams) from any Faculty, School or Department. This award may not be conferred every year, depending on whether qualifying nominations are received.

The most recent recipient is:

2018 David Parker, Department of History

To learn more about the Promoting Student Inquiry Teaching Award

The Teaching Award for Promoting Student Inquiry recognizes innovative instructional design which enables active student engagement in learning.

This award honours faculty and/or staff (individuals or teams) from any Faculty, School or Department. This award may not be conferred every year, depending on whether qualifying nominations are received.

Nomination Criteria:

Nominations will be assessed on evidence that they demonstrate an innovative approach to the use of student inquiry and that students:

  • Take active control of their own learning
  • Participate in determining what they need to learn
  • Strategically explore information resources and how best to learn from them
  • Develop their critical thinking skills
  • Reflect on and assess their progress in learning
  • Share what they have learned through some form of scholarly communication

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by any combination of students, faculty, and staff colleagues, Department Heads or Deans. Self-nominations will also be considered.

A nomination should include:

  • A completed nomination form (Word, 50kB)
  • A nomination package, no longer than 5 pages, that outlines how the innovative instructional design meets the criteria
  • Two (2) letters of support for the nomination including at least one from student(s) addressing the criteria
  • A copy of the syllabus for the course or description of the lab or project in which the instructional design is applied.

All nomination packages should be sent electronically in ONE FILE (PDF format) to the chair of the Selection Committee at principals-tl-awards@queensu.ca.

NOTE: The recipient of this award will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal.  Nominators will receive a copy.  Only the Nominators will be notified regarding unsuccessful nominations.

The deadline for this award is April 1, 2019 at midnight

Selection Committee

The committee is chaired by the Vice-Provost and University Librarian or delegate and comprised of one faculty member, one librarian, an undergraduate student, a graduate student and a member of the Centre for Teaching and Learning.The committee will be guided in its adjudication by an adjudication checklist, (PDF, 13kb) which will be made available to applicants, based on the criteria for the award.

Nominations may be submitted by any combination of students, faculty, and staff colleagues, Department Heads or Deans. Self-nominations will also be considered.

Helpful Resources

Recognition

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion; and
  • be recognized with a plaque with recipients name in Stauffer Library.

Past Winners

2018 David Parker, Department of History
2017 Lindsay Morcom, Faculty of Education
2016 Steven Maynard, Department of History
2015 Gabor Fichtinger, School of Computing

Curriculum Development Award

Sponsored and coordinated by the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Curriculum Development Award HANDOUT

The Teaching Award for Curriculum Development recognizes excellence in curriculum or program development through collaborative efforts by committees, teams, units or departments. Excellence is exemplified through evidence-based approaches that are learning and student-focused, practice-based and literature and data-informed.

This award honours the outstanding efforts of any combination of faculty and/or staff colleagues who contribute as a team to the creation or revitalization of a curriculum at the program level.

The most recent recipients are:

2018 William Nelson, Department of Biology
2018 Randy Flanagan, Department of Psychology
2018 Alan Ableson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2018 Wanda Beyer, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Erik Bigras, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Julian Enright, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Rachel Eagen, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Nadia Morel, Faculty of Arts and Science Online

To learn more about the Curriculum Development Award

The Teaching Award for Curriculum Development recognizes excellence in curriculum or program development through collaborative efforts by committees, teams, units or departments. Excellence is exemplified through evidence-based approaches that are learning and student-focused, practice-based and literature and data-informed.

This award honours the outstanding efforts of any combination of faculty and/or staff colleagues who contribute as a team to the creation or revitalization of a curriculum at the program level.

This award may not be conferred each year, depending on whether qualifying nominations are received.

Criteria

Nominations will be assessed on evidence that the team:

  • Identifies and articulates an evidence-based rationale for the revitalization or development of a curriculum based on students’ learning needs
  • Provides evidence of broad engagement of educators (and students) in the process of curriculum revitalization/development
  • Develops and integrates clear and measurable program-level learning outcomes (including course-level learning outcomes) that are demonstrably aligned to:
    • Queen’s University Learning Outcomes
    • External accreditations
    • Degree Level Expectations (DLEs) or Graduate Level Expectations (GLEs) established by Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV)
    • an assessment plan to determine students’ achievement of the intended learning outcomes and enhanced student learning
  • Provides a well-articulated pedagogical rationale for recommended instructional strategies, including technologies and assessments
  • Provides an embedded and collaborative approach to continuous program improvement

Nomination Requirements

Nominations may be submitted by any combination of students, faculty and staff colleagues, Department Heads or Deans. Self-nominations will also be considered.

A nomination should include:

  1. A completed nomination form (Word, 44kB), of no more than 5 pages, that outlines how the program development project and team meet the award criteria. Specifically:
    • Details describing rationale for the development/revitalization of the program, process(es) used, data gathered and stakeholders engaged
    • Related examples and/or artefacts – program outcomes, curriculum mapping and assessment planning
    • Evidence of impact – learning effectiveness, efficiencies and alignment
  2. Up to three (3) letters of support for the nomination (ideally from a variety of stakeholders) that outline the case for the nominees and are based on the criteria of the award

All nomination packages should be sent electronically in ONE FILE (PDF format) to the chair of the Selection Committee at principals-tl-awards@queensu.ca.

NOTE: The recipient of this award will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal.  Nominators will receive a copy.  Only the Nominators will be notified regarding unsuccessful nominations.

The deadline for this award is April 1, 2019 at midnight

Helpful Resources

Selection Committee

A Joint Selection Committee will adjudicate the following Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards: International Education Innovation; Educational Leadership; Curriculum Development; and Educational Technology.  It will be Chaired by the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and will be comprised of two faculty members, an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a CTL Educational Developer; and representatives from the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International), and Information Technology Services.

Recognition

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • and, receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion.

Past Winners

2018 William Nelson, Department of Biology
2018 Randy Flanagan, Department of Psychology
2018 Alan Ableson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2018 Wanda Beyer, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Erik Bigras, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Julian Enright, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Rachel Eagen, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2018 Nadia Morel, Faculty of Arts and Science Online
2017 Rachel Laforest, School of Policy Studies
2017 Robert Wolfe, School of Policy Studies
2017 Joel Jahrsdorfer, School of Policy Studies
2017 Andrew Graham, School of Policy Studies
2017 Fatemeh Mayanloo, School of Policy Studies
2017 Fiona Froats, School of Policy Studies
2015 Heather Murray, Department of Emergency Medicine
2015 Melanie Walker, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology
2015 Linda Levesque, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
2015 Sheila Pinchin, School of Medicine
2015 Suzanne Maranda, Bracken Library
2015 Sandra Halliday, Bracken Library

Educational Leadership Award

Sponsored and coordinated by the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Educational Leadership Award HANDOUT

The Award for Educational Leadership acknowledges and celebrates exemplary educational leadership of a faculty member, staff member or student, demonstrated through initiatives that have a significant and positive impact on teaching and learning at a departmental, faculty, student and/or institutional level. This award may not be conferred each year, depending on whether qualifying nominations are received.

The most recent recipient is:

2018 Laura Murray, Department of English Language and Literature

To learn more about the Educational Leadership Award

The Award for Educational Leadership acknowledges and celebrates exemplary educational leadership of a faculty member, staff member or student, demonstrated through initiatives that have a significant and positive impact on teaching and learning at a departmental, faculty, student and/or institutional level. This award may not be conferred each year, depending on whether qualifying nominations are received.

Criteria

The nominee must have demonstrated leadership in influencing positive educational change, new program directions, or in promoting and supporting effective teaching and improved learning. Appropriate examples might include the following:

  • guidance and mentoring of colleagues’ in their professional teaching development
  • leadership in faculty or institutional teaching and learning initiatives
  • leadership in provincial, national, or international initiatives with an emphasis on teaching and learning

(Note: Members of Educational Development units on campus and members of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee are ineligible for this award. Please see the Michael Condra Outstanding Student Service Award as an alternative)

Nomination Requirements

The nomination should include:

  1. A letter of nomination;
  2. A completed nomination form  (Word, 45kb) no longer than 5 pages, outlining how the nominee meets the award criteria. Specifically:
    • Details describing leadership contributions
    • Examples and/or artifacts demonstrating leadership contributions
    • Evidence of impact of leadership contributions
  3. Two (2) letters of support from students, colleagues, administrators or others who have benefited from the leadership of the nominee. The letters should focus on the candidate's leadership accomplishments, and should complement and elaborate upon claims made in the nomination letter

All nomination packages should be sent electronically in ONE FILE (PDF format) to the chair of the Selection Committee at principals-tl-awards@queensu.ca.

NOTE: The recipient of this award will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal.  Nominators will receive a copy.  Only the Nominators will be notified regarding unsuccessful nominations.

The deadline for this award is April 1, 2019 at midnight

Helpful Resources

Selection Committee

A Joint Selection Committee will adjudicate the following Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards: International Education Innovation; Educational Leadership; Curriculum Development; and Educational Technology.  It will be Chaired by the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and will be comprised of two faculty members, an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a CTL Educational Developer; and representatives from the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International), and Information Technology Services.

Recognition

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception, and;
  • receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion.

Past Winners

2018 Laura Murray, Department of English Language and Literature
2017 J. Damon Dagnone, Department of Emergency Medicine
2016 Robert Lovelace, Global Development Studies
2015 Tony Sanfilippo, Undergraduate Medical Education

Educational Technology Award

Sponsored and coordinated by Information Technology Services

Educational Technology Award HANDOUT

The Educational Technology Award is designed to recognize and encourage the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Queen’s. This award honours faculty and/or staff (individuals or teams) from any Faculty, School or Department. Excellence is exemplified through evidence-based approaches that are learning and student focused.

The most recent recipients are:

2016 Lindsay Davidson, Surgery (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Lynel Jackson, School of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Michelle  Gibson, Department of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Stephen Mann, Surgery(Faculty Recipient)
2016 Sheila Pinchin, School of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)

2016 Amir Heidari, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Katherine Prescott, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Leigha Covell, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Rob Bertschi, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Simon Bailey, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)

To learn more about the Educational Technology Award

The Educational Technology Award is designed to recognize and encourage the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Queen’s. This award honours faculty and/or staff (individuals or teams) from any Faculty, School or Department. Excellence is exemplified through evidence-based approaches that are learning and student focused.

Individual faculty members, individual staff members or teams that include both faculty members and staff are encouraged to submit a nomination, though a maximum of 2 awards per year will be conferred. In years where no nominations meet the stipulated criteria, no award will be conferred.

Individual faculty members, individual staff members or teams that include both faculty members and staff are encouraged though a maximum of 2 awards per year will be conferred. In years where no nominations meet the stipulated criteria, no award will be conferred.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations will be evaluated against a broad set of criteria that range from creating efficiencies and effectiveness in teaching to enhancing student learning. There should be a clear articulation of the need for the use of the technology , examples of its application and evidence of success. The use of the technology should be relevant to the learning context in ways that improves student learning and contributes to the furthering of teaching and learning at Queen’s. All nominations should align with goals identified at Queen’s (Queen’s Strategic Framework, faculty-wide strategies, departmental goals, etc), specifically in terms of the Student Learning Experience, Internationalization, and Research.

The use of new technologies is recognized, but consideration will also be given for effective uses of existing technologies. Technologies could include hardware and/or software. Some examples of the outcomes that would be evaluated are listed below. It is possible nominations would come in with additional outcomes not listed below.

  • Motivates students to learn and facilitates in‐depth learning
  • Promotes peer based learning and facilitates collaboration
  • Brings new resources into the classroom
  • Enhances experiential learning
  • Enhances blended or distance learning
  • Enhances methods for evaluating student learning
  • Brings research into the undergraduate classroom
  • Demonstrates the realization that teachers and students are partners in the learning environment
  • Enhances accessibility
  • Makes more effective use of physical spaces
  • Generates quantifiable efficiencies and effectiveness in existing practices

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by any combination of students, faculty, and staff, Department Heads or Deans. Self-nominations will also be considered.

A package should include:

  1. a completed nomination form for faculty or staff (Word, 147kB) OR nomination form for a team (Word, 145kb) no longer than 5 pages;
  2. a letter of nomination, and;
  3. two (2) Letters of Support for the nomination (from colleagues and students) addressing the criteria.

All nomination packages should be sent electronically in ONE FILE (PDF format) to the chair of the Selection Committee at principals-tl-awards@queensu.ca.

NOTE: The recipient of this award will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal.  Nominators will receive a copy.  Only the Nominators will be notified regarding unsuccessful nominations.

The deadline for this award is April 1, 2019 at midnight

Helpful Resources

Selection Committee

A Joint Selection Committee will adjudicate the following Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards: International Education Innovation; Educational Leadership; Curriculum Development; and Educational Technology.  It will be Chaired by the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and will be comprised of two faculty members, an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a CTL Educational Developer; and representatives from the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International), and Information Technology Services.

Recognition

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award certificate at the Annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • receive a $2,000 award to be used at their discretion; 
  • be featured in a video on the ITS website;
  • be recognized with a plaque with recipients name;
  • the individual is acknowledged as the award recipient in a newsletter and/or university newspapers.

Past Winners

2016 Lindsay Davidson, Surgery (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Lynel  Jackson, School of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Michelle  Gibson, Department of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Stephen Mann, Surgery(Faculty Recipient)
2016 Sheila Pinchin, School of Medicine (Faculty Recipient)
2016 Amir Heidari, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Katherine Prescott, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Leigha Covell, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Rob Bertschi, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2016 Simon Bailey, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Recipient)
2015 Jennifer Hosek, Languages, Literature and Cultures (Faculty Recipient)
2015 Natalie Simper, Office of the Provost (Staff Co-Recipient)
2015 Jake Kaupp, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Staff Co-Recipient)

International Education Innovation Award

Sponsored and coordinated by the Associate Vice-Principal (International)

International Education Innovation Award HANDOUT

The Principal’s International Education Innovation Award recognizes innovation in internationalization of both teaching and learning in programs or courses. Successful innovation is exemplified through evidence-based approaches that are learning and student-focused.

This award honours the outstanding efforts of an individual or a team of students, staff and/or faculty (in any combination) who contribute to creating or reforming a course or program that fosters internationalization at Queen’s by purposefully integrating international dimensions into a program of teaching and learning, in alignment with the Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP).

International Education Innovation can take place on campus or as part of a field program.

This award may not be conferred if qualifying nominations are not received.

The most recent recipients are:

2018 Yuxiang Wang, Department of Biology
2018 Stephen Lougheed, Department of Biology

To learn more about the International Education Innovation Award

Award Criteria

A strong nomination will demonstrate:

  • evidence-based and innovative approaches to internationalizing teaching and learning programs or courses, in alignment with one or more of the QUCIP objectives;
  • clear, measurable, innovative and internationalized learning outcomes;
  • and assessment of student achievement of the intended learning outcomes and enhanced student learning.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by an individual or any combination of students, faculty members, and staff, department heads or deans. Self-nominations will also be considered.

A nomination should include:

  • a completed nomination form (57kB)  (no more than 5 pages; letters of support and syllabus are additional), that outlines how the project and team meet the award criteria;
  • two letters of support for the nomination (ideally from two different stakeholders addressing the award criteria);
  • and a copy of the syllabus of the course or summary of the program.

The call for nominations will be posted in the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) bulletin and in the print and on-line Gazette. It will also be promoted at the Queen’s University International Programs Committee (QUIPC) and via direct emails sent to Faculty International Officers (FIOs).

Completed nomination packages must be submitted electronically in ONE PDF FILE to the Chair of the Selection Committee at principals-tl-awards@queensu.ca no later than Monday, April 1, 2019.

Selection Committee

A Joint Selection Committee will adjudicate the following Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards: International Education Innovation; Educational Leadership; Curriculum Development; and Educational Technology.  It will be Chaired by the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and will be comprised of two faculty members, an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a CTL Educational Developer; and representatives from the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International), and Information Technology Services.

Recognition

Award recipients will:

  • be presented with the award at the annual Teaching Awards Reception;
  • receive a $2000 award to be used at their discretion and;
  • be featured in international Queen’s communications stories.

The call for nominations will be posted on the Think Globally website, the CTL bulletin and in the print and on-line Gazette.

All nomination packages should be sent electronically in ONE FILE (PDF format) to the chair of the Selection Committee a principals-tl-awards@queensu.ca.

NOTE: The recipient of this award will be notified directly by a letter from the Principal.  Nominators will receive a copy.  Only the Nominators will be notified regarding unsuccessful nominations.

The deadline for this award is April 1, 2019 at midnight

Helpful Resources

Past Winners

2018 Yuxiang Wang, Department of Biology
2018 Stephen Lougheed, Department of Biology
2016 Ajay Agarwal, Department of Geography and Planning
2015 Susan Lord, Department of Film and Media Studies
2015 Karen Dubinsky, Global Development Studies