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Faculty and Staff Awards

The Faculty offers four awards to recognize excellence in faculty and staff. The Faculty and Staff Awards program began in 2016.

The inaugural winners of the award in 2016 were:  

Teaching Excellence Award

Overview

The Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding, teaching, creates innovative learning environments, and supports student success.   Nominees should be individuals who support the Faculty’s mission to develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education.

Eligibility

All current faculty members, including Continuing and Term Adjuncts, are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award. The award recipients from the previous three years are not eligible for the nomination.

Guidelines

Nominations for this award can be made by students, alumni, staff, or faculty members at the Queen’s Faculty of Education.  A minimum of 3 letters of support must be submitted by students, alumni, staff, or faculty members. A minimum of one letter should be from a student or alum. The supporting letters should describe in detail how the nominee fulfills one or more of the Teaching Excellence Award criteria.

The nomination form and 3 supporting letters must be submitted by July 31 to the Manager, Academic Operations and Advancement, Becca Carnevale by email (rebecca.carnevale@queensu.ca).

Recognition

The recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award will receive $1,000 and a letter from the Dean recognizing their accomplishment.

Teaching Excellence Criteria

Nominees should demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following categories:

A.    Excellence in Teaching Practice

  • Enacts pedagogical content within their field,
  • Incorporates their research into instruction,
  • Creates an environment which fosters learning, critical thinking, and understanding,
  • Provides students with timely, helpful feedback and leadership to support and strengthen learning.

B. Innovation in Teaching and Learning

  • Promotes student-centered, inquiry-based learning and critical thinking,
  • Uses innovative instructional strategies for student engagement,
  • Incorporates new technologies to enhance student learning. 

C. Building a Learning Community

  • Mentors and supports colleagues on the innovative use of media and new technologies,
  • Provides workshops or other programming on strengthening teaching or research practices,
  • Demonstrates excellence in mentoring early career colleagues, graduate students, or post-doctoral fellows.

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Teaching Excellence Award based on the Teaching Excellence Criteria, chaired by the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies.

Research Excellence Award

Overview

The Research Excellence Award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding research in their field.  Nominees should support the Faculty’s mission to develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education. The Research Excellence Award recognizes superior research by faculty members in the Queen’s Faculty of Education. The successful nominee’s research will demonstrate a significant and sustained impact on educational practices, the researcher's field, and the community. The researcher should demonstrate leadership in advancing her/his research, and be recognized by peers nationally and internationally.

Eligibility

All current faculty members are eligible for the Research Excellence Award. The award recipients of the Research Excellence and the International Research and Collaboration Awards from the previous three years are not eligible for the nomination.

Guidelines

Nominations for this award can be made by staff, faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, or research fellows at the Queen’s Faculty of Education. A minimum of 3 letters of support are required, at least one of these must be from a researcher external to the Faculty. The letter should describe in detail how the nominee fulfills the Research Excellence Award criteria.

Nominees must also submit their CV and a letter that outlines the following:

  • Ranks up to 5 of their most signification research contribution in the last 5 years
  • A personal statement outlining their research program in relation to the Research Excellence Criteria.

The nomination form, supporting letters, CV, and personal statement must be submitted by July 31 to the Manager, Academic Operations and Advancement, Becca Carnevale by email (rebecca.carnevale@queensu.ca).

Recognition

The recipient of the Research Excellence Award will receive $1,000 and a letter from the Dean recognizing their accomplishment.

Research Excellence Criteria

Nominees for the Research Excellence Award should demonstrate excellence in the three categories listed below.

A. Innovation in research

  • Engages in innovative research that impacts theory and practice, responds to current challenges in education, and leads to improved models, processes, and practices,
  • Demonstrates research excellence through refereed publications, invited presentations, and research funding.

B. Leadership

  • Demonstrates excellence in mentoring graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career colleagues,
  • Leads collaborative research teams and partnerships across faculties and institutions, both nationally and internationally.

C. Impact on the community and profession 

  • Makes substantial contributions to the local, national, and international professional community through workshops, lectures, and research partnerships and collaborations,
  • Engages the community through public lectures, workshops, and resources,
  • Produces research outcomes that impact policy and professional practice,
  • Recognized as a national and/or international leader by colleagues and community members.

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by the Dean’s Advisory Committee for Research Excellence Award based on the Research Excellence Criteria, chaired by the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research.

Service Excellence Award

Overview

The Service Excellence Award is given annually to a staff member who demonstrates excellent service to the Faculty and community. Nominees should support one or more of the strategic pillars of Queen’s University: financial sustainability; student learning experience; internationalization and research prominence.

Eligibility

All current Faculty of Education staff members are eligible for the Service Excellence Award. Nominations will only be accepted for individual staff members (not teams).

Guidelines

Nominations for this award can be made by students, alumni, staff, or faculty members at the Queen’s Faculty of Education. Two letters of support must be provided from the Faculty of Education community.

The nomination form and two supporting letters must be submitted by July 31 to the Manager, Academic Operations and Advancement, Becca Carnevale by email (rebecca.carnevale@queensu.ca).

Recognition

The recipient of the Service Excellence Award will receive $1,000 and a letter from the Dean recognizing their accomplishment.

Service Excellence Award Criteria

Nominations for the Service Excellence Award are based on a nominee’s demonstrated excellence in one or more of the categories listed below:

  • Provides expertise and leadership in developing programs, policies, or social events
  • Demonstrates leadership and innovation in organizing student and/or staff related activities,
  • Fosters strong and effective links between schools, boards, faculty, staff, and the community,
  • Builds links to the local, national, and international community through programming, policy, and networking.

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Service Excellence Award based on the Service Excellence Criteria, chaired by the Director, Finance and Administration.

International Research and Collaboration Award

Overview

The International Research and Collaboration Award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding international research and/or collaborations. Nominees should be individuals who support the Faculty’s mission to develop progressive, ethical, competent, and thoughtful leaders in education.

Eligibility

All current faculty members are eligible for the International Research and Collaboration Award. The award recipients of the Research Excellence and the International Research and Collaboration Awards from the previous three years are not eligible for the nomination.

Guidelines

Nominations for this award can be made by staff, faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, or research fellows at the Queen’s Faculty of Education. A minimum of 3 letters of support are required, at one of which must be from an international researcher, external to the Faculty. The letters should describe in detail how the nominee fulfills the International Research and Collaboration Award Criteria.

The nomination form and 3 supporting letters must be submitted by July 31 to the Manager, Academic Operations and Advancement, Becca Carnevale by email (rebecca.carnevale@queensu.ca).

Recognition

The recipient of the International Research and Collaboration Award will receive $1,000 and a letter from the Dean recognizing their accomplishment.

International Research and Collaboration Award Criteria

Nominees should demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following:

  • Engages in internationally focused research that impacts theory and practice and responds to current challenges in international education
  • Actively collaborates with visiting international scholars and visiting research students on projects, colloquia, workshops, etc.
  • Participates in international, collaborative research teams and partnerships
  • Engages the international community through colloquia, lectures and/or workshops
  • Recognized as an international leader by colleagues and community members

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the International Research and Collaboration Award based on the International Research and Collaboration Criteria, chaired by the Manager, International and Marketing.