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2012 Award Descriptions

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award (ADOY )

  • Presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to athletic directors who have shown administrative excellence within the campus and/or college community; demonstrate a commitment to higher education and student athletes; and inspire individuals or groups to high levels of accomplishments
  • All NACDA-member directors of athletics in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are eligible

Pzifer Teacher Development Award

  • Presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation to family physicians who teach part-time as a preceptor or teacher of family medicine; graduated within the last seven years; and demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and dedication to family medicine

PROVINCIAL AWARDS

Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching Award

  • Recognizes teachers who embrace virtually all levels of instruction – graduate and undergraduate teaching, continuing education, and faculty development, and those whose instruction extends well beyond the classroom
  • Acknowledges those who excel in course design, curriculum development, organization of teaching programs, and other significant forms of leadership

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award

  • Acknowledges professors who have made a significant contribution to teaching excellence, facilitating a positive learning experience for students in Ontario

CAMPUS-WIDE AWARDS

Alumni Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching

 

  • Awarded by the University of Windsor Alumni Association
  • Awarded annually at Spring Convocation
  • Honours and recognizes excellence in teaching on campus

Excellence in Mentoring Award

  • Awarded by the University of Windsor Alumni Association
  • Sponsored by Patrick Palmer (Class of 1970)
  • Recognizes faculty who offer personal, academic, and/or professional guidance to students, and make a significant contribution to their all-around development up to and following graduation

FACULTY AWARDS

Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award

 

  • Recognizes faculty who show excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, curriculum development, or educational leadership, and who develop a positive, learning-centred environment in the Faculty of Science

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Kathleen E. McCrone Teaching Award

 

  • Recognizes teaching performance in the classroom and availability and help provided to students outside the classroom; and/or the introduction and successful application of innovative teaching methods

STUDENT-INITIATED AWARDS

University of Windsor Students’ Alliance (UWSA) Teacher of the Year

  • Promotes and recognizes professors who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the education of students

OPUS Teacher of the Year Award

  • Initiated in 2006 to recognize professors who demonstrate outstanding dedication to part-time students, helping them to achieve academic excellence and greater learning
  • Based on letters submitted by students, the OPUS Evaluations, and teacher evaluation and ratings

Organization of Part-Time Students (OPUS) Faculty Award

  • Initiated in 1992 to recognize and applaud the efforts of faculty members who unselfishly assist part-time students in their efforts to achieve academic excellence
  • Recognizes teaching accomplishments that may include, but are not limited to, effectiveness in large-class teaching, effective implementation of teaching and learning innovations, or development of materials for flexible learning and delivery
  • A maximum of three faculty members may receive recognition for their teaching accomplishments

Students’ Law Society Faculty Award

  • Presented to the two professors who most exemplify the attributes of an exceptional teacher for the school year in question

Hon. Justice Robert Abbey Award for Outstanding Special Lecturer

  • Presented to the sessional instructor who most exemplifies the attributes of an exceptional teacher for the school year in question
  • In 2010, this award was renamed the Hon. Justice Robert Abbey Award for Outstanding Special Lecturer in honour of the 2010 recipient, the late Justice Robert J. Abbey.

Nursing Society Awards

  • Awarded by the Nursing Society to recognize teaching accomplishments that may include, but are not limited to, effectiveness in large-class teaching, effective implementation of teaching and learning innovations, and development of materials for flexible learning and delivery

Commerce Society Professor of the Year

  • Presented to professors in Finance, Accounting, Management, Management Science, and Marketing who demonstrate excellence in their teaching and recognizes their outstanding overall career contributions to students
  • Awarded by the business undergraduate student body

Commerce Society Sessional Instructor of the Year

  • Presented to the sessional instructor who best exemplifies the attributes of an exceptional teacher and influences  the lives and careers of his or her students

GA/TA AWARDS

  • Established by the CTL, the GA/TA Awards recognize exemplary GAs and TAs who contribute to a positive learning-centred environment at the University
  • Winners are selected by a seven-member committee comprised of three University of Windsor faculty, three GA/TAs, and a non-voting staff member of the CTL