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Provost Awards for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice

The Teaching Design and Practice Awards formally recognize the excellence in achievements in all facets of teaching and student learning at Vancouver Island University. The awards focus on teaching design and practice of learning experiences for students which refers to how a faculty member designs, develops, and offers learning opportunities for students around discipline-specific learning outcomes.

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Nomination Process

1. The Provost Office will circulate a notice about the awards and call for nominations. Nominations will be accepted between January 1 and February 15 of each year.

2. To assist faculty members and students in preparing a nomination submission for any of the ten awards, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) is available for information, resources and support in preparing the application package.

3. All application packages will be submitted in digital format and submitted to the Provost Office through teachingawards@viu.ca. The Provost Office will acknowledge receipt of packages via electronic Memo to Nominators, and will forward all packages in electronic format to the Selection Committee. Any additional information required on a candidate may be requested by the Teaching Design and Practice Awards Selection Committee from the Nominator(s).

4. The Teaching Design and Practice Awards Selection Committee will determine who in each award category is the successful applicant by March 15th and notify the Provost Office of decisions.

5. The Provost Office will notify Nominators, Recipient, Communications, Registrar’s Office, and relevant Dean/Assistant of Award Recipients. Successful candidates will be notified in writing by April 15th.

6. After receiving acknowledgement from the recipient, the Provost Office will make a formal announcement confirming the successful recipients.

7. The Provost Office and the Registrar’s Office will make arrangements for the recipient to be honoured at June convocation. Recipients will be honoured in a press release to the VIU Community, will receive their certificate at the June convocation ceremonies, and will be celebrated during a Teaching Awards dinner hosted by the President with the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Associate Vice-President Academic Planning and Aboriginal Initiatives, recipients, nominators, and Deans from the recipients’ Faculties.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS:

 

Award:
Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Innovative Practices for Student Learning

Recipient: Charlene Stewart, Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation

Charlene Stewart's biography

Charlene Stewart receives her Teaching award at 2016 VIU convocation

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice that Enhances Deep Learning

Recipient: Heather Pastro, Faculty of Education

Heather Pastro's Biography

Heather Pastro holding her teaching award at VIU convocation 2016

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Experiential Learning

Recipients: Joanne Schroeder, Faculty of Management; Lynda Robinson and Micki McCartney, Faculty of Management/Student Affairs (also in picture is Dr. David Witty, Provost and Vice-President Academic)

Joanne Schroeder's biography (left)

Lynda Robinson's biography (middle)

Micki McCartney's biography (right)

group picture of Joanne Schroeder, Lynda Robinson, Dave Witty and Micki McCartney

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice that Uses Technology to Enhance Student Learning

Recipient: Barbara Metcalf, Faculty of Health and Human Services

Barbara Metcalf's Biography

Barbara Metcalf receiving VIU teaching award at 2016 convocation

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice that Aids in Student Learning and Increasing Retention

Recipient: Marni Stanley, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Marni Stanley's biography

Marni Stanley receiving her VIU Provost teaching award 2016

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice for Community-Based Learning in Regional Communities

Recipient: Ashleigh Martinflatt, Faculty of Health and Human Services

Ashleigh Martinflatt's biography

Ashleigh Martinflatt recieves her VIU 2016 Teaching award

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Award:
Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Innovative Practices for Student Learning

Recipient: Dr. Ken Hammer Department of Recreation and Tourism, Faculty of Management

Dr. Ken Hammer

 

Recipient: Dr. Katharina Rout Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Katharina Rout

 

 

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice that Enhances Deep Learning

Recipient: Dr. David Bigelow Department of Math Faculty of Science and Technology

Dr. David Bigelow

 

 

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Experiential Learning

Recipient: Dr. Timothy Goater Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology

 

Dr. Tim Goater

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS:

 

Award:    
Teaching Design and Practice that Uses Technology to Enhance Student Learning

Recipient: Alison Taplay, School and Community Support Worker Program, Faculty of Health and Human Services

Alison Taplay with Ralph Nilson and Dave Witty

Read Alison's biography.

 

Award:
Teaching Design and Practice that Employs Experiential Learning

Recipient: Dr. Pam Shaw, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

Pam Shaw Ralph Nilson and Dave Witty

Read Pam's biography.

 

Award: 
Teaching Design and Practice that Enhances Deep Learning

Recipient: Dr. Erik Krogh, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology

Erik Krogh

Read Erik's biography.

 

Award:  
Teaching Design and Practice forCommunity-Based Learning in Regional Communities

Recipient: Dr. Nicole Vaugeois, Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Faculty of Management

Nicole Vaugeois with Ralph Nilson and Dave Witty

Read Nicole's biography.