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Academic Awards

At Werklund, we are especially proud of the accomplishments of our academic staff and we believe it is important to reward excellence. We grant several awards throughout the academic year:

Teaching Excellence Award

Leadership in Education Award

Distinguished Research Lecturer Award

Research Excellence Award

Excellence in Practicum Supervision Award

Distinguished Graduate Supervision Award

Teaching Excellence Award

The Werklund School of Education awards one Werklund Teaching Excellence Award annually to an academic staff member who demonstrates outstanding teaching and learning experiences. A nominee should be an individual who is widely recognized for their teaching and academic inquiry within the School, supports the educational excellence of colleagues, and embodies a spirit of instructional innovation.

Eligibility

All current Werklund School of Education academic staff (includes all categories of teaching staff, including sessional staff) are eligible for this award. However, an individual is not eligible to win the award in two consecutive years.

Rules and Guidelines
  1. Nomination for this award can be made by a student, alumni, School colleague, or administrator.
  2. Each nominee must display excellence in all 4 categories of the 'Teaching Excellence Categories' listed in Appendix A.
  3. The nomination MUST include at least 1 support letter from students (an individual or a group letter).
  4. The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete nomination package to the Chair of the Awards Committee (AC); nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2017.
Nomination Package

The nomination package consists of four parts. Parts 1-3 combined max. 10 pages, Part 4 max. 10 pages, for a total of 20 pages:

Part 1: Nominee and nominator information
Part 2: Nominator letter
Part 3: Three signed letters of support
Part 4: Evidence for excellence in the four criteria, max 10 pages (Appendix A)

Use 12pt font and single spacing for all documentation. Submit all documentation in a single PDF.

Selection Process

All nomination dossiers are reviewed by the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, with recommendations made to the Awards Committee. All applications will be reviewed based on the criteria listed in Appendix A.

Recognition

One Teaching Excellence Award recipient will be announced and presented at an appropriate venue. The award recipient will receive up to $2,000 to be used (by June 30, 2018) towards attending a conference of their choice. The recipient will have their names engraved on the Werklund Teaching Excellence Award plaque on display in the Education Building. A letter will be provided acknowledging the honour from the Werklund School of Education.

Submission

Werklund School of Education Awards Selection Committee
c/o Dr. Sharon Friesen
EDT 1320, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Award Nomination Form

Link to Form

Leadership in Education Award

The Werklund School of Education awards one Leadership in Education Award annually to an academic staff member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to improving teaching and learning experiences in the School and in the profession. A nominee should be an individual who shows strong evidence of leadership within one or more of the following areas: curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; supervision; community outreach; innovation in education; and collaborative practice.

Eligibility

All current University of Calgary Werklund School of Education academic staff (includes all categories of teaching staff, including sessional staff) are eligible for this award. A scholar is eligible to receive the award once in a 5 year period.

Rules and Guidelines
  1. Nominations for this award can be made by a student, alumni, School colleague, or administrator.
  2. The nominee must display excellence in all three (3) Leadership in Education categories listed in Appendix A.
  3. The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete nomination package (maximum 10 pages) to the Chair of the Awards Committee by May 1, 2017.
Nomination Package

The nomination package consists of five parts:

Part 1: Nominee and nominator information
Part 2: Nominator letter
Part 3: Nominee's personal educational leadership statement
Part 4: Two signed letters of support
Part 5: Evidence of leadership for the three criteria (Appendix A)

Use 12pt font and single spacing for all documentation. Submit all documentation in a single PDF.

Selection Process

All nomination dossiers are reviewed by a subcommittee from the Leadership Educational Studies Area, with recommendations made to the Awards Committee. All applications will be reviewed based on the criteria listed in Appendix A.

Recognition

One Leadership in Education Award recipient will be announced and honoured at an appropriate venue. The award recipient will receive up to $2,000 to be used (by June 30, 2018) towards attending a conference of their choice. A letter will be provided acknowledging the honour from the Werklund School of Education.

Submission

Werklund School of Education Awards Selection Committee
c/o Dr. Sharon Friesen
EDT 1320, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Award Nomination Form

Link to Form

Distinguished Research Lecture Award

The Distinguished Research Lecture Award is a prestigious recognition bestowed annually by the Werklund School of Education on one of its scholars. The Award recognizes a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research and community by advancing and leading educational research. The recipient will deliver a public lecture as an opening event of the academic year (late September/early October) at the University of Calgary.

Eligibility

The Distinguished Research Lecture Award is open to all full-time continuing academic staff in the Werklund School of Education. Normally, an individual is eligible to receive the award once in a five year period.

Rules and Guidelines

The nomination shall be supported by letters from two nominators; at least one nominator must be from the Werklund School of Education. Nominations for this award are to be based on a nominee's demonstrated excellence in all three of the Distinguished Lecture eligibility categories (see Appendix A):

  • Innovation in research
  • Leadership
  • Impact on community and/or professional audiences
Nomination Package
Nominations must contain:
  • Two letters of nomination. Letters should clearly address the selection criteria and briefly outline the alignment of the nominee's research with the School's research priorities. The letter should also include a paragraph on the individual's suitability as a nominator.
  • CV (maximum 10 pages) that outlines peer-reviewed publications, awards and prizes; training, mentoring and development of talent (graduate students and post-doctoral fellows); and research contributions to non-academic audiences in the last 5 years. Rank up to 5 most significant contributions of career.
  • A statement describing the nominee's research project (maximum 250 words).
  • Complete nomination packages should be submitted to the Chair of the Awards Committee by May 1, 2017

Use 12pt font and single spacing for all documentation. Submit all documentation in a single PDF.

Selection Process

All nomination dossiers are reviewed by the Research Advisory Committee, with recommendations made to the Awards Committee. All applications will be reviewed based on the criteria listed in Appendix A.

Recognition

One Distinguished Lecture Award recipient will be announced and honoured at an appropriate venue. The award recipient will receive up to $2,000 to be used (by June 30, 2018) towards attending a conference of their choice. The recipient's name will also be engraved on the Distinguished Lecture Award plaque on display in the Education Building. A letter will be provided acknowledging the honour from the Werklund School of Education.

Submission

Werklund School of Education Awards Selection Committee
c/o Dr. Sharon Friesen
EDT 1320, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Award Nomination Form

Link to Form

Research Excellence Award

The Research Excellence Award recognizes excellence in research by academic staff in the Werklund School of Education. One award will be given to a researcher whose work has had significant and sustained impact on educational practice, the researcher's discipline, and on the community at large. The researcher will have shown exceptional leadership in advancing the research environment within and outside the Werklund School of Education, and through outstanding research accomplishments as recognized by peers nationally and internationally.

Eligibility

The award is open to all full-time continuing academic staff in the Werklund School of Education. A scholar is eligible to receive the award once in a 5 year period.

Rules and Guidelines
  1. Nomination for these awards can be made by a School colleague or administrator.
  2. Each nominee must display excellence in all three categories of the 'Research Excellence Categories' listed in Appendix A.
  3. The nomination MUST include signed letters of support.
  4. The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete nomination package to the Chair of the Awards Committee (AC); nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2017
Nomination Package
Maximum of 20 pages for the nomination package, which must contain:
  1. One letter of nomination. This should clearly address the selection criteria and briefly outline the alignment of the nominee's research with the Werklund School of Education strategic research priorities (maximum 1 page)
  2. One letter of support from the Associate Dean, Research or the Vice-Dean (maximum 2 pages)
  3. At least 1 support letter from graduate students or postdoctoral fellows (individual or group letter) acknowledging the quality of mentorship they received (maximum 1 page each)
  4. Up to two letters of reference: one from the community, and one from an international referee. Letters should address the selection criteria (maximum 2 pages each)
  5. CV (maximum 10 pages) that outlines peer-reviewed publications, awards and prizes; training, mentoring and development of talent (graduate students and post-doctoral fellows); research contributions to non-academic audiences in the last 5 years. Rank up to 5 most significant research contributions in the last 5 years of the researcher's career.
  6. Nominee's personal statement outlining her/his research program in relation to the selection criteria (1 page)

Use 12pt font and single spacing for all documentation. Submit all documentation in a single PDF.

Selection Process

All nomination dossiers are reviewed by the Research Advisory Committee, with recommendations made to the Awards Committee. All applications will be reviewed based on the criteria listed in Appendix A.

Recognition

One Research Excellence Award recipient will be announced and presented at an appropriate venue. The award recipient will receive up to $2,000 to be used (by June 30, 2018) towards attending a conference of their choice. The recipient will have their name engraved on the Werklund Research Excellence Award plaque on display in the Education Building. A letter will be provided acknowledging the honour from the Werklund School of Education.

Submission

Werklund School of Education Awards Selection Committee
c/o Dr. Sharon Friesen
EDT 1320, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Award Nomination Form

Link to Form

Excellence in Practicum Supervision Award

The supervised practical experience (variously known as practicum, clinical training, internship, depending on the discipline) is an essential component of professional degree programs. It is the means by which instruction and learning through the professions of teaching, counselling psychology, and school and applied child psychology socializes students to become practitioners. Practicum offers students practical and supervised opportunities to integrate classroom learning with the day-to-day pragmatic work of the profession.

Practicum supervision is a distinct professional activity that involves mentoring, observation, evaluation, feedback, and acquisition of knowledge and skills by instruction, modeling, and mutual problem-solving. We want to honor excellence in practicum supervision for professionals who undertake this essential component of our professional degree programs. Three (3) practicum supervisors will be recognized each year, one in the Bachelor of Education, one in Counselling Psychology, and one in School and Applied Child Psychology.

Purpose

The Werklund School of Education values exemplary practicum supervision; the Excellence in Practicum Supervision Award has been established to recognize three (3) practicum supervisors annually who demonstrate excellence in practicum student supervision. One (1) award will be presented to a practicum supervisor in each of the following areas: Bachelor in Education, Counselling Psychology and School and Applied Child Psychology.

Eligibility

Nominations are open to practicum supervisors who teach or practice in school or clinical placements settings who supervise Bachelor of Education, and Masters and PhD students in Counselling or School Psychology. The recipient will be honored with a $500 award.

Nomination Package
  1. Nominee and nominator information and signatures
  2. Nominator letter from the practicum student
  3. A signed letter of support from a colleague, principal, manager or supervisor of nominee
  4. Nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2017

Use 12pt font and single spacing for all documentation. Submit all documentation in a single PDF.

Selection Process

All nomination dossiers are reviewed by a subcommittee of the Awards Committee, with recommendations made to the Awards Committee. All applications will be reviewed based on the criteria listed in Appendix A.

Recognition

The Excellence in Practicum Supervision Award recipient will be announced and honoured at an appropriate venue. The award recipient will receive $500 to be used (by June 30, 2018). The recipient’s name will be engraved on the Excellence in Practicum Supervision Award plaque on display in the Education Building. A letter will be provided acknowledging the honour from the Werklund School of Education.

Submission

Werklund School of Education Awards Selection Committee
c/o Dr. Sharon Friesen
EDT 1320, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Award Nomination Form

Link to Form

Distinguished Graduate Supervision Award

An exemplary Graduate Supervisor demonstrates engaged mentoring of graduate students through regular meetings and research training aimed at promoting excellence in research and scholarship. Exemplary Graduate Supervisors assist their graduate students in applying for awards and scholarships, obtaining research funds, developing track records in refereed publications and conference presentations, and encouraging and supporting apprenticeship in a research community of practice (collaborative review of papers, grants, academic writing, and data analysis). One academic staff member will be recognized each year.

Purpose

The Werklund School of Education values exemplary graduate supervision; the Distinguished Graduate Supervision Award has been established to recognize an academic staff member who demonstrates excellence in graduate student supervision.

Eligibility

Nominations are open to Werklund School of Education academic staff who supervise masters and doctoral students in thesis-based programs. Preference will be given to those who have been in the School for a minimum of five years. The recipient will be honored with a $2,000 award.

Nomination Package
  1. Nominee and nominator information.
  2. Nominator letter.
  3. Nominee's graduate supervision philosophy and practice statement.
  4. Two signed letters of support from the nominee’s former graduate students.
  5. Evidence for distinguished graduate supervision.
  6. Letter of support from Associate Dean Graduate Programs in Education.
  7. Nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2017

Use 12pt font and single spacing for all documentation. Submit all documentation in a single PDF.

Selection Process

All nomination dossiers are reviewed by the Graduate Program Directors, with recommendations made to the Awards Committee. All applications will be reviewed based on the criteria listed in Appendix A.

Recognition

The Distinguished Graduate Supervision Award recipient will be announced and honoured at an appropriate venue. The award recipient will receive up to $2,000 to be used (by June 30, 2018) towards attending a conference of their choice. The recipient's name will be engraved on the Distinguished Graduate Supervision Award plaque on display in the Education Building. A letter will be provided acknowledging the honour from the Werklund School of Education.

Submission

Werklund School of Education Awards Selection Committee
c/o Dr. Sharon Friesen
EDT 1320, 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Award Nomination Form

Link to Form