Teaching and Learning Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural McGraw-Hill – Magna Publications Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award.

Announced last week at the sixth annual Teaching Professor Conference, the award recognizes outstanding scholarly articles on teaching and learning, and includes a $1,000 stipend from McGraw-Hill to the authors of the winning article.

To be considered, the article had to be at least 1,500 words in length and published after 2006 in a discipline-specific, a cross-disciplinary pedagogical periodical, or a more general higher education publication. The article could address any topic related to college-level teaching and learning.

An expert panel of authors, editors, and faculty familiar with pedagogical literature selected one winner and four finalists from a pool of 224 submissions.

“Being that this was the first year for the award we really didn’t know what to expect in terms of submissions, but we were blown away by the quality and quantity of what we received,” said David Burns, publisher, Magna Publications. “We congratulate the winners on their submissions and commend them for the extraordinary work they are doing to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning.”

The winning article:
The History Learning Project: A Department Decodes Its Students. Journal of American History, 94 (4), 1211-1224. Authors: Arlene Diaz, Ph.D., Joan Middendorf, Ph.D., David Pace, Ph.D., and Leah Shopkow, Ph.D., all from Indiana University. (2008)

Does Faculty Research Improve Undergraduate Teaching? An Analysis of Existing and Potential Synergies. Journal of Engineering Education, 96 (4), 283-294. Authors: Michael J. Prince, Bucknell University; Richard M. Felder, North Carolina State University; and Rebecca Brett, Education Designs. (2007)

Innovation Across the Curriculum: Three Case Studies in Teaching Science and Engineering Communication. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 51 (3), 280-301. Authors: Jennifer L. Craig, M.S., M.A., Neal Lerner, Ed.D., and Mya Poe, Ph.D., all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2008)

Please Don’t Give Up On Me: When Faculty Fail to Care. Journal of Management Education, 32 (3), 316-338. Authors: Thomas F. Hawk, Ph.D. and Paul R. Lyons of Frostburg State University. (2008)

You Can Lead Students to Sources, But Can You Make Them Think? Journal of College and Undergraduate Libraries, 15 (1-2), 173-210. Authors: Pamela Hayes-Bohanan, MLS, and Elizabeth Spievak of Bridgewater State College. (2008)

Magna will issue a Call for Nominations for next year’s Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award later this summer.