Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards recognize teachers who promote Royal Roads' learner-centred philosophy and make positive contributions to teaching excellence.

We are proud to introduce you to recent winners of the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards. Congratulations to all!

About the Kelly Awards

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards were created in recognition of Dr. Gerald O. Kelly, the first installed president of Royal Roads University, through an endowment fund.

Dr. Kelly, a teacher by trade, believed universities should be built around the learner. With students top of mind, he encouraged Royal Roads instructors to strive for excellence in teaching.

Nominations

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to nominate outstanding instructors at Royal Roads.

Each spring, the call for nominations opens. It will be publicized throughout the university community. An awards committee, made up faculty, a student, a graduate and a representative from CTET, selects the winners.

When you're ready to nominate, log in here:

General eligibility

Core and associate faculty members at Royal Roads, including lab instructors, who are currently teaching for-credit courses, are eligible for Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Instructors who teach in Professional and Continuing Studies are eligible for the Outstanding Workshop Facilitation Award.

Award recipients agree to share, through a variety of media, their approach to teaching and learning.

Eligibility criteria by award

Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Candidates must have taught five or more courses at Royal Roads.
  • Previous recipients of the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award are ineligible. Instructors can only win this award once.
  • The nominator must show how the candidate demonstrates a sustained record of teaching effectiveness and a commitment to continually improving their teaching and learning.
  • The nominator must identify what makes the candidate’s course and approach to teaching unique.

New Teacher Award

  • Candidates must have taught fewer than five courses at Royal Roads.
  • Previous recipients of the New Teacher Award are ineligible. Instructors can only win this award one time.

Team Teaching Award

  • Candidates must have taught three or more Royal Roads courses together as a team.
  • At least 50 per cent of the team must be first-time recipients of this award. Said another way, teams are ineligible if more than 50 per cent of the group has won this award previously.
  • The nominator must show how the candidate demonstrates a sustained record of teaching effectiveness and a commitment to continually improving their teaching and learning.
  • The nominator must identify what makes the candidate’s course and approach to teaching unique.

Outstanding Workshop Facilitation Award

  • Candidates must be instructors in Professional and Continuing Studies.
  • Candidates must not have won the Continuing Studies Teaching Award before.
  • The nominator must show how the candidate demonstrates a sustained record of teaching effectiveness and a commitment to continually improving their teaching and learning.
  • The nominator must identify what makes the candidate’s course and approach to teaching unique.

More information

For more information about eligibility, the nomination process and the awards committee, view the Terms of Reference. Or, contact CTET faculty development.