Distinguished Teacher Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Dean of Science Distinguished Teacher Award. Deadline for the completed nomination form and three letters of support is February 16, 2018. The full application package must be submitted by March 16, 2018. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding teachers for this award. See the nomination form and the guidelines for details.Dr. Travis Fridgen

The annual Dean of Science Distinguished Teacher Award was established in 2017 to recognize teaching excellence in the Faculty of Science. It is presented to a faculty member whose sustained commitment and creative approach to teaching has contributed to the improvement of the overall quality of teaching within the Faculty of Science. The nominee must provide evidence of outstanding achievement in teaching effectiveness through:

  • Curriculum Development - Engages learners at appropriate levels of complexity. Aligns learning outcomes with instruction and assessment.
  • Instructional Approaches - Approaches that provide authentic, engaging learning experiences using modern teaching practices. Examples of adjustments made to teaching and learning methods based on reflection and student feedback is an asset.
  • Integration of Research - Evidence-based teaching that integrates seminal and current research findings. Integration of personal research into course content is an asset. 
  • Professional development - Participation in formal and/or informal professional development. Contribution to a positive teaching and learning environment, educational leadership and/or educational scholarship is desirable.

Distinguished Teacher Award Recipients

2017 - Travis Fridgen, Department of Chemistry


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