Teaching and Learning Award Winners Recognized at Sold-Out Teaching Professor Conference

McGraw-Hill and Magna Publications are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award. The award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions that 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.

The winning article
Carrithers, D., Ling, T., and Bean, J. C. (2008). Messy problems and lay audiences: Teaching critical thinking within the finance curriculum. Business Communication Quarterly, 71 (2), 152-170.
Find the article at http://bit.ly/9RBjHk.

Finalist articles, listed in alphabetical order
Kraemer, E. W., Lombardo, S. V., and Lepkowski, F. J. (2007). The librarian, the machine, or a little of both: A comparative study of three information literacy pedagogies at Oakland University. College & Research Libraries, 68 (4), 330-342. Find the article at http://bit.ly/9YwVih.

Pollard, E. A. (2008). Raising the stakes: Writing about witchcraft on Wikipedia. The History Teacher, 42 (1), 9-24. Find the article at http://bit.ly/api3cC.

To be considered for the award, the article had to be at least 1,500 words in length and published after 2007 in a discipline-specific or cross-disciplinary pedagogical periodical, or a general higher education publication. The piece could address any topic related to college-level teaching and learning.

The 2010 Teaching Professor Conference
The winning authors were recognized last month at the 2010 Teaching Professor Conference in Cambridge, Mass. and received a $1,000 stipend provided by McGraw-Hill. The Teaching Professor Conference, the premier conference devoted exclusively to pedagogy and teaching excellence, was attended by 800 college educators from 48 states and three countries. The popularity of the conference continues to grow, with this year’s event selling out nearly a month before the opening date.

“In today’s tough economy, where budgets for travel and professional development often are the first to go, it was exciting to meet so many dedicated professionals working to improve the teaching and learning experiences at their colleges and universities,” said Ricky Cox, Teaching Professor Conference chair and a professor at Murray State University. “This conference is very special to me, and each year I come away with new strategies that I can implement in my classroom and make new friends whom I can turn to for insight and inspiration.”

The 2011 Teaching Professor Conference will be held May 20-22 in Atlanta. Magna will issue a Call for Nominations for next year’s Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award later this summer.