Western University Awards for Excellence in Teaching

The Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching was established to recognize continuing members of full-time faculty (appointed either as Limited Term or Tenured) at Western and at its Affiliated University Colleges. Clinical Academics appointed under Conditions of Appointment: Physicians Appointed in Clinical Departments and Clinical Divisions of Basic Science Departments are also eligible for nomination.
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The Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty
The Angela Armitt Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty was established to recognize part-time members of faculty. To be eligible, the nominee must have held an academic appointment to teach at least one full degree-credit course (or equivalent) offered by Western or by an Affiliated University College during the fiscal year preceding nomination.
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The Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching was established to recognize a continuing member of full-time faculty who is appointed either as Limited Term or Probationary at Western or at an Affiliated University College, and who usually has seven years or less of full-time university teaching experience at the time of his or her nomination.
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Western Award for Innovations in Technology-Enhanced Teaching
**NEW** This award is meant to recognize and reward the contributions of faculty members at Western University and its Affiliated University Colleges who have significantly improved the experience and outcomes of their students through the intentional incorporation of technology into their teaching practice.
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The Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) Award for Excellence in Collaborative Teaching
**NEW** The Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) Award for Excellence in Collaborative Teaching recognizes instructors whose exemplary collaborations in university teaching enhance student learning. Collaboration in teaching can take place within disciplines or across departmental, administrative, and institutional boundaries. Teaching collaboration comes in many forms. It may involve colleagues team-teaching a graduate seminar, facilitating a graduate professional development program, working together to create a new multi-disciplinary first year course, significantly re-designing a course and including students as partners in curriculum and course design, or it may involve a large interdisciplinary team facilitating re-designing and implementing an extended community service learning experience with community partners. Collaboration between faculty, staff, students and community members may benefit students in many ways. For example, teaching collaboration may allow students to explore intersections between different subfields of a discipline, engage with innovative interdisciplinary problem solving or research, or participate in community based learning facilitated by a team of faculty.
The goal of the award is to showcase, recognize and encourage collaboration in university teaching and learning.
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The Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning
**NEW**The Vice-Provost’s (Academic Programs) Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning is designed to recognize and reward the efforts of instructors who have demonstrated outstanding online teaching through exemplary online course design.  The aims of this award are to recognize and celebrate excellence in online design of teaching and learning and share the exemplary work of award winners to promote excellent online design of teaching and learning at Western.
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University Students' Council Teaching Awards

There are two seperate teaching awards presented annually by Western's University Students' Council (USC).  The USC President’s Medal for Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching (PMI) and the Western University's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.


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Faculty-Specific Teaching Awards

A list of teaching awards available from specific faculties and departments.


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