Celebrate your teaching innovations with the AIB community!

At the AIB Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group, we are excited to once again call for nominations and self-nominations for the Teaching Innovation Award. The award celebrates excellent educators in the AIB community, recognizes innovative teaching approaches, and provides an opportunity to engage AIB membership in discussions of teaching excellence.

With questions about this award, welcome to contact Vice Chair, Teaching Innovations Marleen Dieleman.

The call for award nominations 2023

Held every two years, the Teaching Innovation Award celebrates the important role academics play as inspiring educators in the area of international business. The award’s theme is Teaching Innovation. Inspire us with your innovative teaching tools, course designs, teaching methods or practices that positively impact students. All academics who play a role as educators may compete for the award, as long as they are members of the AIB.

The application process includes two steps. First, applicants (individuals or teams) are invited to submit a two-page letter of intent in https://form.jotform.com/aibworld/2023-teaching-innovation-award. The letter of intent is due February 1st, 2023 at midnight CST. By March 1st, 2023 five (5) applicants or teams will be selected to submit a complete portfolio (up to 3,000 words) by May 1st. All five finalists are expected to register for the AIB 2023 conference and present their submission at a special panel on teaching innovations. Based on a review of finalist portfolios, one recipient or a team will be selected and provided with the award certificate at the 2023 AIB Annual Meeting in Warsaw.

The AIB Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group will promote the award winner’s innovations through various communication channels. In addition, TESIG intends to invite shortlisted finalists to submit an article based on their submission for a special issue on teaching innovations in a pedagogy journal or a book. More details will be available later.

Judging Process

The judging process is designed to be rigorous, transparent, and independent. The following steps will be followed.

  • All letters of intent will be first reviewed and scored by the Award Selection Committee, using the following rubric:
    • Innovativeness of the project
    • Scale or scope of the innovation
    • Proof of the effects on learning
    • Innovation’s adaptability to different contexts
  • Based on the scoring  of the letters of intent, full portfolios of 5 shortlisted entries will be considered by the Award Selection Committee for final evaluation.
  • The full portfolio with the highest scores from the Committee will be declared the winner of the award.

The  T&E SIG’s Committee members involved in the judging of the awards with a connection to a candidate will be excluded from discussions on the submission.

Timeline

  • February 1st, 2023
    Letters of Intent due
  • March 1st, 2023
    Five shortlisted finalists invited to submit their complete portfolio
  • May 1st, 2023
    Complete portfolio deadline for five shortlisted finalists
  • July 5-9, 2023 (Warsaw)
    Panel presentations and award ceremony during the AIB 2023 Conference

Letter of Intent

Letters of intent should outline the innovation and be no longer than 2 pages. Letters of intent must include answers to the following questions:

  1. Introduction: Please explain your teaching innovation in a few words.
  2. Novelty: What type of innovation is this (e.g. new technology, new pedagogy, new topic)? Please outline the novelty.
  3. Relevant pedagogy literature: How does this innovative teaching initiative build on current pedagogy literature?
  4. Impact. What stakeholders have been impacted by this innovation (e.g. students, peers, academic institutions, global IB community)? Please describe the impact.
  5. Transferability. Argue why/how others could benefit from your innovation or how it could be scaled for further impact.
  6. Theoretical contribution. How does your innovation advance extant scholarly work on pedagogy in the field of International Business?

Complete Portfolio

The portfolio must be no longer than 3000 words and be submitted in a single file.

Portfolio Components:

I. Cover letter (one-page maximum):Indicate the primary author to whom subsequent correspondence should be sent

II. Description of the innovation

  1. Introduction: Please explain your teaching innovation in a few words.
    • Clearly describe the rationale/goals of the innovation, include evidence where relevant such as a description of the course content
    • Describe specific learning objectives/desired outcomes of the innovation
    • Describe what the learners and instructor(s) do
    • Indicate the appropriate learner audience/level of learner for which the innovation is intended
    • Describe resources used to support the project
  2. Innovation type: What type of innovation is this (e.g. new technology, new pedagogy, new topic)?
    • Please provide evidence of the novelty in the IB teaching context.
  3. Relevant pedagogy literature: How does this innovative teaching initiative build on current pedagogy literature?
    • What prior literature (discipline or pedagogy) is relevant to this innovation?
    • What pedagogy tradition does this fit into?
    • How does the innovation make use of existing pedagogy knowledge?
  4. Impact. What stakeholders have been impacted by this innovation (e.g. students, peers, academic institutions, global IB community)?
    • Describe the impact of the innovation (e.g., on learners, colleagues, literature, practice, global IB community, or education more generally)
    • Please provide quantitative or qualitative evidence of impact
  5. Transferability. Argue why/how others could benefit from your innovation or how it could be scaled for further impact.
    • Provide evidence of interest for or actual or adoption of the innovation by others
  6. Theoretical contribution. How does your innovation advance the extant scholarly work on pedagogy in the field of International Business?
    • You may wish to reference the Journal of Teaching in International Business.

III. Teaching Materials

Include relevant materials that allow others to use the innovation (teaching notes, assessment rubrics, handouts for students, course syllabus, etc.)

Previous Teaching Innovation Award Competitions

Award winner 2021: Professor Madhu Viswanathan

The information about the inaugural 2021 award competition (process, applications, winner, finalists, teaching insights, etc.) the AIB 2021 Online are available in the AIB T&E SIG’s newsletter Vol 3 – click here to read.

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