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Award Nominations 2017-06-28T18:18:35+00:00

Award Nominations

AVTE/Wiley-Blackwell New Educator Award

Purpose of the Award
The AVTE/Wiley-Blackwell Award has been established to honor new educators who are recognized by their students and colleagues as already making an extraordinary contribution to Veterinary Technology.

The Award
One recipient may receive the Award. The recipient will receive complimentary registration for the Symposium and $500.00 of books from Wiley-Blackwell to complement their professional library.  In addition, the recipient will receive a framed certificate at the Annual General Meeting of the AVTE Symposium.

The recipient will receive instruction on how to redeem their $500 worth of books, and may choose their titles in conjunction with Wiley-Blackwell’s marketing department.

Eligibility
Eligibility for nomination for the AVTE/Wiley-Blackwell New Educator Award is limited to:

  1. Individual members that have taught for a maximum of three years.
  2. Teaching staff of institutional members that have taught at the institution for a maximum of three years.

Those eligible may be nominated for the biennial AVTE/Wiley-Blackwell New Educator Award on the basis of exceptional performance in teaching.

Excellence in teaching should not be narrowly defined. However, recipients of the AVTE/Wiley-Blackwell New Educator Award will be expected to have:

  1. a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter, specifically related to veterinary technology
  2. demonstrated the ability to interest and motivate students to achieve high standards
  3. demonstrated an interest in new teaching methods, curriculum development, and course design
  4. made a contribution to the enhancement of the educational activities and responsibilities of the institution in which they work
  5. promoted the development of a professional image for technicians.

Nomination Procedures
Nominations may come from administrators, full-time or part-time or contract academic staff members, alumni, or current students.  Nominations must have signed, typed letters of support from a minimum of two and a maximum of five people.  Ideally, nominators represent more than one group (ie. Not only students, or not only faculty.)  Letters must indicate how the nominee has achieved excellence in teaching, including evidence that the criteria described above have been met.

Award Committee
Nominations for the AVTE/Wiley-Blackwell New Educator Award will be made to the chair of the AVTE Awards Committee.

An award committee will review all submissions.  Only applications that satisfy all of the criteria of the Award will be reviewed and considered by the Committee. The Wiley-Blackwell Award is presented at the general meeting of the 2017 AVTE Symposium.

AVTE Award for Excellence in Team Teaching

Purpose of the Award
The AVTE supports veterinary technicians as integral members of the veterinary health care team. Teachers who model respectful and effective teamwork in their own professional lives assist their students in integrating this skill into their own work pattern. The AVTE therefore offers the AVTE/Merial Award for Excellence in Team Teaching to educators who have demonstrated exceptional strength in working collaboratively to generate creative learning opportunities for their students. The AVTE encourages team work in the educational process as well as in clinical environments.

The Award
One team may receive the Award every two years.  The winning team will receive a $1000.00 honorarium to be shared equally among team members OR to be used by their educational institution to further the education of veterinary technicians. The team will receive the Award at the Annual General Meeting of the AVTE Symposium.

Criteria
Eligibility for nomination for the biennial AVTE Award for Team Teaching Excellence is based on the following:

  1. The team of educators must be affiliated with at least one AVMA-accredited program of veterinary technology
  2. At least one member of the team (or the educational institution as a whole) must be a member of the AVTE
  3. The “team” must include two or more educators
  4. The product of the efforts of the team must directly benefit the education of veterinary technicians

Nomination Procedures
Nominations may come from the teams themselves, but could also come from administrators, full- or part-time faculty, academic staff members, alumni or current students.

Nomination applications must include the following:

  1. A list of the names of the team members, their school affiliations and contact information.
  2. A detailed description of the nature of the collaboration, background information and history.
  3. A detailed description of the team’s project and how the project benefits veterinary technology students.
  4. A minimum of two and a maximum of five signed, typed letters of support. Supporting letters of recommendation should come from diverse cohorts.  Letters must indicate how the nominated team has achieved excellence in educating veterinary technician students.

Considerations of the Award Committee:

Recipients of the AVTE/Merial Award for Team Teaching Excellence will be expected to have demonstrated one or more of the following:

  1. Effective collaboration and teamwork.
  2. Creativity and vision in the development of innovative learning opportunities for veterinary technician students.
  3. Evidence of the team’s effect on student success (i.e., improving VTNE scores or employer satisfaction).
  4. Construction of a respectful, supportive environment for learning
  5. Promotion of the veterinary health care team concept
  6. Development of a professional image for veterinary technicians at their institution and/ or affiliated externship sites.

Award Committee
Submissions will be made to the chair of the AVTE Awards Committee.

The Award Committee will review all submissions. A complete application is required for Committee review.  The Award will be presented at the 2017 AVTE Symposium.

AVTE/Elsevier Award for Teaching Excellence

Purpose of the Award
The Award for Teaching Excellence has been established to honor Veterinary Technology Educators who are recognized by their students and colleagues as being exceptional instructors.

The Award
One recipient may receive the Award each two years, during the Symposium Year.  Each recipient will receive a crystal apple, complimentary registration for the Symposium and  a $1000 Honorarium for further development of teaching and learning skills.    The recipient will receive the Award at the Annual General Meeting of the AVTE Symposium.

Eligibility
Eligibility for nomination for the biennial AVTE/Elsevier Award for Teaching Excellence is limited to:

  1. Individual active members that have taught for a minimum of two years.
  2. Teaching staff of institutional members that have taught at the institution for a minimum of two years.

Those eligible may be nominated for the biennial AVTE/Elsevier Award for Teaching Excellence on the basis of outstanding performance in teaching. Normally, the Award will be received only once in a career. In exceptional cases, an AVTE member who has won the Award may be nominated a second time, but not until a ten year period has elapsed since the receipt of the first Award.

Excellence in teaching should not be narrowly defined. However, recipients of the AVTE/Elsevier Award for Teaching Excellence will be expected to have:

  1. a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter, specifically related to veterinary technology
  2. established a reputation among students and colleagues for superior teaching, including the ability to interest and motivate students to achieve high standards
  3. demonstrated clearly that efforts are made to keep abreast of new teaching methods, curriculum development, and course design
  4. made a contribution to the enhancement of the educational activities and responsibilities of the institution in which they work
  5. To seek improvement in the delivery of animal health care through the promotion of the veterinary health care team concept and, thereby, the development of a professional image for technicians.

Nomination Procedures
Nominations may come from administrators, full-time or part-time or contract academic staff members, alumni, or current students.  Nominations must have signed, typed letters of support from a minimum of two and a maximum of five people.  Ideally, nominators represent more than one group (ie. Not only students, or not only faculty.)  Letters must indicate how the nominee has achieved excellence in teaching, including evidence that the criteria described above have been met.

Award Committee
Nominations for the AVTE/ Elsevier Award will be made to the chair of the AVTE Awards Committee, May 15, 2017. Submissions should be made electronically.

The AVTE Awards Committee will review all submissions.  Only applications that satisfy all of the criteria of the Award will be reviewed and considered by the Committee. The Elsevier Award is presented at the general meeting of the 2017 AVTE Symposium.