At the 2011 Teaching Professor Conference, Magna Publications and The Teaching Professor announced the winners of the Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award. Now in its third year, the award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions with the potential to advance college-level teaching and learning practices.
An expert panel of authors, editors, and faculty familiar with pedagogical literature selected one winner and two finalists from a pool of more than 100 submissions.
Winning article (a two part article)
Beatty, J. E., Leigh, J. S. A., and Dean, K. L., (2009). Philosophy rediscovered: Exploring the connections between teaching philosophies, educational philosophies, and philosophy. Journal of Management Education, 33 (1), 99-114.
Find the article at: http://jme.sagepub.com/content/33/1/99.full.pdf+html
Beatty, J. E., Leigh, J. S. A., and Dean, K. L., (2009). Finding our roots: An exercise for creating a personal teaching philosophy statement. Journal of Management Education, 33 (1), 115-130.
Find the article at: http://jme.sagepub.com/content/33/1/115.full.pdf+html
Finalists, listed in alphabetical order:
Dunlap, J. C. and Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Tweeting the night away: Using Twitter to enhance social presence. Journal of Information Systems Education, 20 (2), 129-130.
Find the article at: http://jise.org/20-2-129.htm
Sum¸ P. E. and Light, S. A. (2010). Assessing student learning outcomes and documenting success through a capstone course. PS: Political Science and Politics, 43 (3), 523-31.
Find the article at: https://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=PSC&volumeId=43&issueId=03&iid=7819612
Previously known as the McGraw-Hill and Magna Publications Award for Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning, the award was renamed this year in honor of Maryellen Weimer, long-time editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and one of the nation’s most respected authorities on effective college teaching.
“Valuing and recognizing pedagogical scholarship is one of my biggest passions,” said Weimer. “I am regularly amazed at the growing volume of quality literature available to us, and I hope this award brings recognition and visibility to work that’s been overlooked and undervalued for far too long.”
The 2011 Teaching Professor Conference
The winning authors were recognized this past weekend at the 2011 Teaching Professor Conference in Atlanta and received a $1,000 stipend from Magna Publications. The Teaching Professor Conference, the premier conference devoted exclusively to pedagogy and teaching excellence, was attended by nearly 800 college educators from 45 states and 10 foreign countries.
The 2012 Teaching Professor Conference is slated for June 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Magna will issue a Call for Nominations for next year’s Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award in the Fall.