Global Teaching and Learning Award
Pictured: Dr. John Tassoni, left, presenting Dr. Rodney Coates, right, with the 2013 Global Teaching and Learning Award. Dr. Coates is being honored for his work developing and teaching SOC/SJS 487: Globalization, Social Justice, and Human Rights. The course has been offered at other universities throughout the United States, Russia, England, Canada, Brazil, West Indies, Mexico, Italy, Portugal, etc., so students in SOC/SJS 487 connect with students and faculty around the world. Class members interact with peers and other professors to discuss their readings and their projects and to explore the implications of their ideas in a truly global context. “The whole thing,” writes Dr. Coates, “is integrating technology, pedagogy and faculty partnerships to create this expansive world for our students.”
The Office of Liberal Education’s Global Teaching and
Learning Award is an annual award that serves to both highlight and to
encourage best practices in teaching global learning outcomes at the
undergraduate level. The award winner will be a faculty member whose work
demonstrates both effective and innovative teaching practices focused on
preparing Miami University students to be responsible global leaders.
The award recipient will receive a $500 professional expense stipend and will be honored at a luncheon during the spring semester. The award recipient will be expected to present a brief presentation explaining how their nominated teaching practices are used within a single course or across multiple courses to effectively engage our students with global learning outcomes.
Award winners will be decided by the award committee composed of award recipients from the past two years plus a subset of Liberal Education Council members and/or relevant parties interested in global learning outcomes at Miami University. If you are interested in serving on the award committee please contact John Tassoni, Director of Liberal Education, email@example.com.
Any Miami University faculty member, including all tenure-track, lecturer, clinical/professionally-licensed, and visiting faculty may be considered for this award. A faculty member who has previously received this award is eligible for nomination again after a period of two years from receipt of the previous award.
In evaluating excellence the award committee will be looking for evidence of teaching that uses creative or innovative methods to develop a student’s ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences, as well as accomplishes one or more of the following criteria:
- creates learning experiences that give students the opportunity to explore and understand their place and influence in the changing world
- enhances students’ ability to critically evaluate relationships among societies, institutions, and systems in terms of reciprocal-though not symmetrical-interactions, benefits, and costs
- increases a students’ ability to describe the development and construction of differences and similarities among contemporary groups and regions
- strengthens a student’s ability to identify and analyze the origins and influences of global forces
All entries are to include a written summary that includes:
1. A complete description of the submitted teaching
practice, including the classroom setting, technology and/or personal support
used, and the types of preparation needed for both the faculty and students to
2. An explanation of how the submitted teaching practices serve to develop our student’s ability to communicate and act respectfully across linguistic and cultural differences and at least one additional global learning outcome identified from the provided criteria list.
3. Documentation of the effectiveness of the submitted teaching practices in helping students accomplish the submitted global learning outcomes.
All nominations must be submitted online to the Office of Liberal Education by February 1, 2013.
For more information about the Global Teaching and Learning Award contact:
Director of Liberal Education
Office of Liberal Education
313 Laws Hall