The Paul MacPherson Teaching Award of Excellence for a full-time faculty member (tenure track/contract), and The Casey Cosgrove Teaching Award of Excellence, for a sessional faculty member were launched in 2018 and help celebrate the outstanding work of our instructors. These awards were developed to recognize superior commitment to student learning and support. This year Lang received numerous applications, all of which were of exceptional quality. This reflects the effort Lang instructors put into their courses and the dedication they have for supporting student learning and wellbeing.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2023 Teaching Award of Excellence recipients. This year’s recipient of the MacPherson Teaching Award of Excellence is:
Dr. Katie Lebel, Department of Management, is this year's recipient of The Paul MacPherson Teaching Award of Excellence. Katie takes an innovative and experiential approach throughout her courses, to support students’ understanding of how what they are learning in the classroom applies in the real world. She actively strives to create a positive, respectful, and inclusive learning environment, something she views as core to her teaching philosophy. Recently she developed an active learning opportunity with the WNBA in one of her courses, where students had the opportunity to work on their knowledge and skills in relation to sports media. In addition to her time teaching, Katie is also dedicated to continuous improvement, and plays an active role in fostering new curriculum innovations. One of her students had this to say in their supporting letter:
Nicole McCallum, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, is this year's recipient of The Casey Cosgrove Teaching Award of Excellence. Nicole takes an active learning approach throughout her teaching, by using case studies, flipped classroom, and role play. This helps students develop skills and abilities that are hands-on, which prepares them for the real world. This year Nicole also taught the first-year introduction to business course, one of Lang’s flagship experiential learning courses. In addition, her mentorship of undergraduate students both in and outside of the classroom represents her commitment and leadership to the Lang community. A group of students had this to say about their experience:
The Teaching Awards of Excellence at Lang are awarded annually, with applications normally due sometime in May. For more information, and to read about past winners, check out the Lang teaching and learning website.