About the Award
The Provost’s Award for Outstanding Innovation in Learning annually recognizes an outstanding teacher who demonstrates innovative approaches to learning at the University of Saskatchewan.
Value: The recipient will receive an award of $1,000 to be used to support a project or scholarship in teaching and learning. The award will be transferred to a University of Saskatchewan account.
One award will be made annually and the recipient will be recognized at a Celebration of Teaching hosted by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Evidence of innovative approaches to teaching and learning
- New or innovative pedagogies in courses, such as active learning, guided-independent study, blended learning, distributed learning, or self-directed learning
- Sustained commitment to innovation in the classroom and/or the laboratory, such as participation in learning communities, community service learning or peer-assisted, collaborative approaches
- Innovative uses of learning technologies at the undergraduate level, and at the graduate level where appropriate to assigned duties
Evidence of leadership in distributed teaching and learning
- The production of high quality peer-reviewed scholarly contributions related to innovative approaches to learning
- Contributions to the promotion, mentorship and/or development of innovative learning strategies and technologies with peers and junior colleagues
- Activity related to the design or development of an innovative strategy, course, or program of study
- Evidence of ongoing professional development in teaching
NominatorsStudents, alumni, staff, faculty, departments, and colleges are eligible to nominate a candidate.
EligibilityAll faculty, sessional lecturers or staff members employed on a full-time or continuing part-time basis by the University are eligible. As a condition of receiving the award, the recipients will be asked to make a public presentation organized by the Gwenna Moss Centre on their work in teaching and learning.
Nominations and supporting materials are limited to 15 pages.
- Nominations typically include a two-page letter of nomination that explicitly addresses how the innovation was developed and how it influences learning, plus a three-page abbreviated curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three to five letters of support—at least three of which should be from peers (faculty, colleagues, instructors or department heads)—and a summary of student evaluations (commentary or data, such as SEEQ profiles)
- The page limit does not include the cover page or the table of contents.
Selection CommitteeNominations should be forwarded to the Gwenna Moss Centre. A selection committee composed of the Director of the GMCTL, past Provost's teaching award recipients, and a student representative will review nominations and select a recipient.
Nomination Deadlines: Nominations must be submitted by February 15 each year.
Each nomination package should be submitted as a single PDF attachment to email@example.com.
You may address letters of support to the Provost’s Teaching Awards selection committee.
- Dr. Marie Lovrod (2015)
- Christopher Todd (2013)
- John Kleefeld (2012)
- Ken Van Rees (2011)
- Fred Phillips (2010)