Awards

Educational Development Awards: Call for Nominations

Congratulations to our current award recipients!

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 individuals with 15+ years of service in educational development who have made repeated meaningful contributions to the field of educational development and the EDC community at the local, provincial and national level over the span of their career. Up to three Distinguished Educational Development Career Awards are given annually.

Educational Developer Leadership Award

This award recognizes individuals who have 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.

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 the February EDC conference in the year 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 the February EDC conference in the year 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
      • 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
      • 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-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
      • 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

  • Nominations for both awards must be received by Friday, November 3, 2017 at 16:30EST.
  • 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 selection committee is comprised of three reviewers, including the Vice-Chair, Awards and Recognition, and two current EDC members.
  • TheVice-Chair, Awards and Recognition acts as awards chair.
  • All nominees will be contacted by November 24, 2017 with the results of the adjudication process.

 

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