What Is It?
Lakehead University’s Teaching Innovation Award recognizes the development and/or implementation of innovative pedagogical practices and technologies. The award is given for the development and/or implementation of a specific pedagogical innovation, and may be awarded to an individual or a team. Up to three awards may be given annually.
Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Award will be publicly recognized at Senate, and will receive a monetary award of $100.00. Recipients will also be invited to lead a workshop on their innovation.
a) Instructors, librarians, and staff engaged in the delivery and support of teaching at Lakehead are eligible to be nominated for innovations developed and/or implemented at Lakehead University. Members currently on the Senate Teaching and Learning Awards Sub-Committee are ineligible.
b) Only innovations developed and/or implemented in the previous five academic years are eligible to be nominated for this award.
c) Individuals/teams who have previously received a Teaching Innovation Award are ineligible to receive a second award for the same innovation.
Nominations for the award can be made by Deans, Chairs/Directors of academic units, students, and instructors, librarians, and staff engaged in the delivery and support of teaching. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Nominations are due no later than November 15 (The deadline has been extended to March 15, 2021 for this year only). The nomination involves completion of the nomination form describing the specific innovation.
Eligible nominees will be notified by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Nominees will indicate their acceptance of the nomination by submitting a dossier documenting the innovation and its impact prior to January 15 (The deadline has been extended to May 1, 2021 for this year only).
The dossier must be no more than ten pages, including cover letter, and must include:
Description of the practice or technology and its development;
Explanation of the innovative nature of the practice or technology;
Pedagogical rationale for the practice or technology;
Evidence assessing the effectiveness of the practice or technology;
Student and instructor testimonials and/or peer assessment.
NOMINATIONS AND DOSSIERS ARE SUBMITTED TO THE CHAIR, SENATE TEACHING & LEARNING AWARDS SUBCOMMITTEE C/O THE TEACHING COMMONS, email@example.com
The Awards Sub-committee makes the initial recommendation to the full Senate Teaching and Learning Committee which then makes a recommendation to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
Please address all correspondence to:
Chair, Senate Teaching & Learning Awards Sub-Committee
c/o The Teaching Commons
Past Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Award
- Dr. Barbara Parker (2020) - Sociology
- Dr. Lana Ray/Ivory Tuesday (2020) - Indigenous Learning
- Dr. Julie Rosenthal (2020) - Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism
- Dr. Evgeny Chugonov (2019) - Music
- Dr. Sarah Jacoba (2019) - Language