Most of us can think of someone who really made a difference in our learning – and in our lives. Students, academic staff and academic administrators are encouraged to nominate those exceptional people for the 2015 University of Calgary Teaching Awards.
The teaching awards celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching and learning in 11 different categories. The awards recognize achievement in diverse contexts, by individuals and teams, and through curriculum design, experiential learning and educational leadership.
“A University of Calgary Teaching Award is a distinguished honour for members of our university community,” said Dru Marshall, provost and vice-president (academic). “We look forward to celebrating our colleagues’ outstanding contributions to teaching excellence at our annual Celebration of Teaching.”
“It’s an honour and a privilege to be recognized by your peers, but it’s also been a source of inspiration and motivation,” said Leslie Reid, associate dean of teaching and learning in the Faculty of Science, and one of the 2014 teaching award recipients.
“We’re an ambitious university with our eye on the future, but it’s also really important to take moments to celebrate our successes and reflect on everything we’ve done.”
Recipients will be invited to join a Teaching Academy, from which they can volunteer to share their expertise through mentoring, facilitating educational development activities, or implementing initiatives of their own design. Their names will also be included in a wall of recognition in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning building, as part of a lasting institutional record of teaching excellence.
More details on the University of Calgary Teaching Awards can be found on the provost's awards page.
The Taylor Institute Educational Development Unit is hosting a series of workshops for prospective nominators and nominees, starting with an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Nominations close Jan. 26, 2015.