FIFSW Teaching Award
Division : Factor–Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Type : Divisional Teaching Award, Graduate Education
The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work values excellence in teaching and contributions to its educational programs through curriculum development, innovation, and research on education. A biannual award may be awarded to teaching faculty members, to recognize outstanding contributions to education through any combination of the following:
- Instruction in classroom, seminar, labs, field education
- Development of innovative teaching approaches
- Supporting students outside the classroom including tutoring, advising and mentoring
- Supervision of research thesis or project
- Course design and/or curriculum development
- Development of innovative educational materials
- Leadership in improving teaching
- Research on teaching
- Commitment to effective collaboration with colleagues and education partners
- Educational leadership within or outside the university related to curriculum development, teaching methodology, or research on education.
- Nominees have demonstrated the ability to stimulate, challenge and develop the intellectual capacity of students
- Nominees have been sensitive to students’ differing learning needs and styles.
- Nominees have promoted academic integrity and adherence to professional standards.
- Nominees have used methods of evaluation commensurate with the educational goals and provides regular feedback to students.
- Nominees have been accessible to students.
- Nominees have contributed to the development of significant new courses or have undertaken curricular reform, program design, or redesign.
- Nominees have undertaken successful enhancements in the teaching domain including new and innovative teaching processes, materials, and forms of evaluation, as well as effective use of technology including new media.
- Nominees have published textbooks, websites, or IT courseware that enhance learning.
- Nominees have developed and implemented innovative educational programming and assessment in support of the curriculum.
- Nominees have obtained significant grant funding for a teaching project.
- Nominees have undertaken research on teaching.
- Nominees have regularly presented at educational conferences.
- Nominees have presented and published papers in educational journals and/or the main journals in the discipline that have an educational focus.
- Nominees have worked with colleagues at cognate institutions, to enhance pedagogy in the discipline.