Awards

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Two Educational Development Awards

In 2016 the Reward and Recognition Action Group of the Educational Developers Caucus developed two awards to recognize individuals for exceptional contributions to educational development in Canadian post-secondary education. Recipients of these awards demonstrate an exemplary commitment to the educational development community. The awards were not designed to be competitive; rather the goal is to celebrate members for substantial contributions to the field of educational development.

Distinguished Educational Development Career Award: This award recognizes an individual with 15+ years of service in educational development who has made repeated meaningful contributions to the field of educational development at the local, provincial and national levels and to the EDC community over the span of their career. Up to three Distinguished Educational Development Career Awards are given annually.

Educational Developer Leadership Award: This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills working on a teaching and learning project or initiative that benefits the educational development community. Up to two Educational Development Leadership Awards are given annually.

 

How to Self- or Peer-Nominate

Typical Deadline is October.

Eligibility

  • Distinguished Educational Development Career Award winners are normally, but not necessarily, current EDC members.
  • Educational Development Leadership Award winners must be current EDC members.
  • Current EDC Executive members are not eligible for either award.

General Information

  • The Call for Nominations is distributed by email to all EDC members.
  • Distinguished Educational Development Career Awards may be self-nominated or peer-nominated. Peer-nominees do not need to be current EDC members.
  • Educational Development Leadership Awards are self-nominated.
  • Both English and French nominations are welcome.

Recognition

Distinguished Educational Development Career Award

  • Certificate
  • A maximum of $1000 reimbursed for travel expenses to an upcoming EDC conference (within 18 months of receipt of the award).  Invoice required for reimbursement.
  • Lifetime membership in the EDC.
  • Invitation to present on a topic of the recipient’s choosing at the EDC conference.
  • Recognition on the EDC webpage and at the EDC Annual Conference.

Educational Development Leadership Award

  • Certificate
  • A maximum of $500 reimbursed for travel expenses to an upcoming EDC conference (within 18 months of receipt of the award). Invoice required for reimbursement.
  • Recognition on the EDC webpage and at the EDC Annual Conference.

Submission Criteria

Distinguished Educational Development Career Award *self- or peer-nominated

Document that details evidence of:

  • Contributions to knowledge and practice in educational development (e.g. conference presentations, guide authorship, publications, grant/resource development, institute speakers)
  • Formal and informal mentorship in educational development of peers, faculty and staff
  • Sustained leadership in educational development (e.g. sitting on EDC executive, action and/or working groups, contributing to collaborative initiatives and projects between institutions/regions, hosting educational development events)
  • 3-5 letters of support from colleagues that can speak to contributions to the educational development community.
  • 15 pages maximum for submission, not including supporting letters.

Educational Developer Leadership Award *self- or peer-nominated

Portfolio that details evidence of:

  • Contributions to a recent project or initiative that benefits the educational development community
  • Reflection on the value and or impact of the project or initiative
  • Other contributions to the community (e.g. conference presentations, membership on executive, action and working groups, guide authorship, articles, grant/resource development, institute speakers)
  • 1-2 letters of support from colleagues that speak to the project or initiative.
  • 10 pages maximum for submission, not including supporting letters.

Submission Process

  • Nomination form
  • Nominations for awards must be received by Friday, October 9, 2020 at 16:30 EST.
  • Nominations should be submitted as one, electronic .pdf file to the EDC Vice Chair, Awards and Recognition, Natasha Hannon, at nhannon@niagaracollege.ca.

Adjudication Process

  • The award adjudication committee is comprised of at least four reviewers, including the Vice Chair, Awards and Recognition, and at least three current EDC members.
  • The Vice Chair, Awards and Recognition acts as awards chair.
  • All nominees will be contacted by November 27, 2020 with the results of the adjudication process.
  • Public recognition and awarding of certificates will take place at the annual EDC Conference.

Questions and Additional Information

Questions may be directed to Natasha Hannon, at nhannon@niagaracollege.ca

 

Recognizing Existing Award Recipients

Educational Developer Leadership Award:

2019  Dr. Klodiana Kolomitro, Director, Education Development, Health Sciences Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship, Queen’s University (Klodiana highlights)

2018  Kris Knorr, Educational Developer at the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching, McMaster University (Kris highlights)

2016  Dr. Carolyn Hoessler, The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Saskatchewan (Carolyn highlights)

2016  Cynthia Korpan, Learning and Teaching Centre, University of Victoria (Cynthia highlights)

Distinguished Educational Developer Career Award

2019  Dr. Celia Popovic, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University (Celia highlights) 

2018  Dr. Jill Grose, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University (Jill highlights)

2018  Dr. Natasha Kenny, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary (Natasha highlights)

2016  Eileen Herteis, Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre, Mount Allison University (Eileen highlights)

2016  Dr. Jeanette McDonald, more than 15 years at two institutions: Guelph and Laurier (Jeanette highlights)

2016  Dr. Nicola Simmons, Graduate and Undergraduate Education Department, Brock University (Nicola highlights)

2016 Recipients