The Cape Breton University (CBU) Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award is administrated by the CBU Alumni Association. This year, the award will be handed out at a staff and faculty appreciation event on June 13, 2019.
Nominees must be full-time members of the CBU teaching faculty and staff, with an assignment commensurate with their appointment (NSGEU vs. CBUFA; Schedule B, research-active vs. inactive, etc.). This includes full-time, continuing, lab instructors, but not Deans or those currently at higher levels of Administration. Previous award winners are ineligible for a period of 5 years from the date of their initial award.
This award recognizes excellence in university teaching over a number of years, primarily at the undergraduate level.
An individual nominated for this award will be characterized by a proven commitment to enhanced student engagement and learning, a reflective and intentional approach to teaching practices, and dedication to teaching improvement. The following list, which aligns with the criteria for the regional AAU Distinguished Teaching Award, reflects ten significant criteria of distinguished teaching:
CBU Alumni, students and faculty/staff are encouraged to submit nominations. Complete the nomination form (see below).
Subsequent to the Alumni Office receiving a nomination, the nomination will be acknowledged (via email reply) and the Alumni Office will then contact the nominee directly to initiate the formal dossier process. This process will be done in confidence, not identifying the nominators to the nominee.
Nominees are then responsible to provide the following documentation as their award nomination dossier.
All material provided will be held in the strictest confidence by the Alumni Association and its selection committee, and will be destroyed when the adjudication process is complete.
The Selection Committee for this award, appointed by the Alumni Association Board of Directors on a yearly basis, will be comprised of 6 individuals:
None of the committee members may have been a nominator for this award in the current year. The Alumni Association Officer is not a member of the selection committee, but facilitates the nomination and selection process. In the event there is a tie, the Alumni Association President will cast a deciding vote; however, more than one recipient may be deemed the award winner in any given year.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 7, 2019 4:00pm (AST)
For more information please contact Steve Horne at 902-563-1401 or Steve_Horne@cbu.ca