Application Dossiers

Application dossiers for the Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning are strictly limited to 25 numbered pages (plus up to 10 additional pages for support documentation; making a total maximum application length of 35 pages), 12-point font, and must include:

  • Brightspace Application Form (current position, contact information, highest degree/institution, PR contact, candidate biography). The  application form does NOT count toward the application page limit.
  • Official letter of endorsement from the institution’s senior academic officer (equivalent to the Vice-President Academic, Provost, President or equivalent).
  • A description of the applicant’s innovative approaches, contributions, and accomplishments in areas such as pedagogical frameworks, teaching methods, course design, curriculum development, assessment methods, tools and technologies, and community outreach.
  • A clear and thoughtful rationale as to why these contributions are considered innovative.
  • Tangible evidence documenting and supporting the impact and effectiveness of the innovation(s).  More weight will be given to actual evidence than general statements of opinion or praise that it is unsubstantiated. Evidence could include feedback from learners (quantitative and qualitative), research data and analysis, student rating of instruction, and other forms of evidence of impact.
  • Description/evidence of scholarship of teaching practices relating to the innovative approaches. This could include published papers, presentations, workshops, or other activities that demonstrate the candidate’s commitment and interest in sharing their teaching practices with colleagues and the teaching and learning community.
  • Additional support documentation including letters, feedback or ratings, and excerpts of reports, newsletter contributions, or publications (Note: Additional support documentation is limited to a maximum of 10 pages, beyond the application’s 25 page limit).

The adjudication committee will not read any application that exceeds 35 pages (25 application pages and up to 10 pages of support documentation).

The completed Brightspace Application Form and supporting documentation should be submitted in a single PDF file (the photo of the applicant can be submitted as a separate file), on or before the deadline, through the following dropbox:

https://www.hightail.com/u/STLHE-SAPES

All applications received in the dropbox will be acknowledged upon receipt by an automated email reply so applicants will know their submissions have been received.