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ACIFA AWARDS

At the annual conference, three awards are presented. Nomination/application packages are made available in the fall, and recipients are announced in February. A committee struck from the Professional Affairs Committee of ACIFA considers the nominations put forward and selects each award recipient.

DISTINGUISHED INSTRUCTOR AWARD

Established in 2016, this award aims to recognize teachers who exhibit commitment to teaching, learners, and learning through a variety of measures. This province-wide award attracts both recognition and a financial award of $1,500 for the faculty member or team and $500 for the faculty member’s faculty association.

SELECTION CRITERIA

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We are grateful to have Johnson Insurance as the financial sponsor of this award.

Instructional Qualities. An instructor may qualify for the Distinguished Instructor Award if he or she demonstrates commitment to learners and learning through a variety of measures including:
● Responds to the individual needs of learners in and out of the classroom by addressing questions in a respectful and timely manner and by respecting the diverse talents and ways of learning.
● Promotes a quality, respectful and positive learning environment by encouraging cooperation among students, and by giving prompt feedback
● Demonstrates innovative teaching and learning strategies, including communicating high expectations and encouraging
active learning.
● Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of subject matter and strives to keep current in his or her field of expertise.
● Explores professional development opportunities with interest and enthusiasm.
● Models professional attitudes and values.

INNOVATION IN TEACHING AWARD

The recipient receives an award of $1,500 and their association receives $500. 

SELECTION CRITERIA

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We are grateful to have Johnson Insurance as the financial sponsor of this award.

Selection of the Innovation in Teaching Award will include consideration of the following criteria:
● Evidence of student satisfaction and learning outcomes
● Evidence that the innovation was successfully integrated into the total learning process for the relevant course of study
● The potential for the innovation to be applied to different fields of study
● The extent to which the innovation made effective and efficient use of resources

 

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING AWARD

A Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research project involves talking a systematic look at some educational practice and recording what was done and why, collecting and analyzing data, and reflecting on how the results might influence teaching endeavors.

 
Research has the potential to generate genuine and sustained improvements in our college and institutes. It gives educators new opportunities to reflect on their teaching, to explore and test new approaches, and to share feedback with colleagues.
 

ACIFA will award one grant of $1,000 annually for research projects related to improving teaching and learning conducted by members of ACIFA. In the year following the award, the recipient is expected to attend and present at the Annual Conference.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Submissions are made by individual members and must be completed by the deadline specified in the guidelines.

Selection of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award will be based on assessment of the project application as it relates to a teaching and learning practice, recording what was done and why it was done, data collection and analysis, and reflection on how the results might influence future teaching endeavors.

The research project may span part or all of the current academic year but must not exceed that time limit.

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