The following awards are administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and recognize outstanding teaching achievements:
Recipients of the Research Achievement Award are listed on the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) website.
The Teaching Achievement Awards are intended to enhance the teaching of their recipients and the quality of instruction at Carleton.
School of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Improving Problem-Solving and Debugging Skills Through Collaborative-Computing and Identification of Common Pitfalls
Students often come into our program with a deficiency in problem-solving skills, which are essential for computer scientists. This project aims at investigating ways to improve an individual’s problem-solving and debugging skills through collaborative-computing and common pitfall identification. The study will attempt determine the effectiveness of various student pair-ups during lab sessions as well as investigate overall improvements in student ability to overcome common programming pitfalls through carefully guided lab instructions and explanations.
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Faculty of Public Affairs
From Academics to Practice: Criminology Field Placement course enhancements for success in the field
Carleton’s field placement program in Criminology is one of the most successful ones in Canada. Yet, there are gaps in skills and knowledge needed for successful placements. My project will fill in those gaps so that every student who takes CRCJ3901(3902) will be prepared for success in the criminal justice field. Through innovative and engaging techniques in the classroom, to teaching a class on Knowledge Mobilization, to thorough preparation before placements, students will learn knowledge and skills that employers say are necessary for success.
Sprott School of Business
Using Business Simulations to Promote Experiential Learning in the Era of Online Teaching
This project uses team-based multiplayer simulations to foster experiential learning at a time when the need to engage students has been amplified by the lack of physical interaction among students and instructors. The simulations will provide opportunities for students to play different roles while highlighting connections between specific academic topics and real-world societal issues and applications. This innovative project will enhance students’ ability to view issues from multiple perspectives and improve overall student knowledge retention.
Biology, Faculty of Science
CoVid-19 Safety – Implications for BIOL 3605 Field Course, Canadian Scientific Diving
Classroom courses in marine and freshwater biology are commonly found across Ontario’s universities. But none of these courses teach the hands-on, in-water skills necessary to directly observe these biological systems in situ. Carleton University uniquely offers a two-week field course to train our students accordingly. However, because of CoVid-19 specialized equipment is necessary to maintain student safety and training standards. This award is to secure this equipment and thereby offset additional student fees.
The Professional Achievement Awards recognize outstanding professional achievements at Carleton University for professional librarians and instructors.
English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
As a member of the Carleton University community for the past twenty years, Janne Cleveland continues to work toward inspiring students as the Co-ordinator of Drama Studies in the English Department. Student learning is at the centre of Janne’s teaching practice. This award will be used to support an Artist-in-residence program in development that will provide students with an experiential opportunity to work with professionals in the field of performance.
Access Services, MacOdrum Library
Joining MacOdrum Library in 2008 and as Head of Access Services since 2018, Joanne has led the Access Services Department to ensure library resources are accessible to all users of the Carleton community and external partners. During her time at Carleton, she has had key roles in the implementation of Omni and the Collaborative Futures consortium, resource sharing platforms and the course reserves system. She is passionate in bringing people together to collaborate and share ideas to improve the user’s experience in the library.
Archives and Special Collections, MacOdrum Library
Chris Trainor has worked in a variety of roles centring on archives and records management. He has worked in post-secondary archival institutions, law archives and corporate records. His first position at Carleton was as Corporate Archivist and Assistant Privacy Officer, and is currently the Department Head of Archives & Special Collections, MacOdrum Library. His current research interests are on broadening the archival field by integrating more interdisciplinary frameworks in archival processes, incorporating participatory approaches, and reflexive praxis.
The Contract Instructor Teaching Awards recognize teaching excellence by Contract Instructors.
Linguistics and Language Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Linguistics and learning are multifaceted paths and tools that I enjoy sharing to benefit others. This has taken many forms, from research projects involving language processing strategies to aiding young researchers. As a Contract Instructor, I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion for linguistics while providing opportunities for students to identify their motivations and what learning strategies may aid them in understanding, retaining, and applying key information. Such tools enable students to reach their full academic potential.
Criminology and Criminal Justice, Faculty of Public Affairs
While teaching, one of my primary goals is to instill in my students a genuine enthusiasm for the course material. My lectures aim to incorporate as much student engagement as possible through the use of techniques like live-polling software (e.g., Kahoot quizzes) and “think-pair-share” activities. I recently completed my PhD in the psychology department at Carleton; my dissertation examined the influence of victim race on jurors’ perceptions of police use of force.
Systems and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design
Hoda Khalil is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Systems and Engineering Department at Carleton University. She has experience in academia, as well as in the industry in the field of software engineering. While designing her courses, she links both worlds, through collaborations with industry and government partners, to prepare the students for real-life experiences. She employs pedagogical methodologies to serve the goal of training students on methods and principles to produce high-quality software and data science projects while enjoying a stimulating and flexible environment.
The purpose of the CITI grant is to provide support to a Contract Instructor for investigating student learning and alternative approaches to teaching and assessing student learning at the individual, departmental, Faculty, or institutional levels. The overall aims are to foster deep student learning at Carleton University and promote curiosity, reflection, and exploration in the areas of teaching and learning.
Industrial Design, Faculty of Engineering and Design
This research proposal will explore some of the questions regarding the integration of different types of hardware and software platforms to create a new type of 3D learning environment. Its primary goal is to discover new techniques and tools that enhance user experiences in virtual spaces without getting lost or distracted by the technology or the interface.
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