TWU's Anne Redmond wins 2021 Provost Innovative Teaching Award for scholarly experimentation and innovation
Trinity Western University is pleased to announce that the 2021 Provost Innovative Teaching Award recipient is Assistant Professor of Nursing Anne Redmond.
The Provost award for innovation in teaching is intended to recognize and encourage scholarly experimentation and innovation. It is meant to acknowledge a faculty member who is researching, creating, developing, and adapting new methods to improve and enrich student learning.
Students say of Professor Redmond, "Her methods of teaching offer new, insightful perspectives, encourage deeper understanding, and foster student participation. This is not only a result of her innovative methods, but also of her deep compassion, care, and commitment. She works diligently to prepare simulations, and steward the lab equipment in a way that maximizes experiential learning, minimizes waste, and includes many creative adjustments."
A Nursing teaching assistant said, "I have been able to witness firsthand her care for students and her passion for academic excellence. In a season where in-person gathering is restricted, she has gone the extra mile to ensure that students receive instruction in the labs and has come up with new ways for us to learn. This includes setting up students for success in virtual labs and coming up with new scenarios for practice in the labs."
Professor Redmond is lauded by several colleagues for seeking out new tools and platforms in order to shift lab and simulation learning to online delivery and for serving as their key mentor during this difficult year. One faculty member calls her “our personal hero at this at this crucial moment.” She is known for drawing from a “deep well of philosophic and empirical knowledge that allows her to innovate.”
One example among many is her development of an innovative method of teaching medication administration skills online that allowed her to carefully mentor students in the learning of psychomotor skills. Imagine drawing up a syringe of saline in front of your Zoom screen, swabbing an orange with the correct technique, and then injecting the needle at just the right angle and force, under the instructor’s supporting guidance. This innovation of teaching medication administration remotely will be shared with Canadian nurse educators through a School of Nursing blog post and peer-reviewed journal article.
Congratulations, Professor Redmond!
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Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is Canada’s premier Christian liberal arts university dedicated to equipping students to establish meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. It is a fully accredited research institution offering liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has four campuses and locations: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, and Ottawa. TWU emphasizes academic excellence, research, and student engagement in a vital faith community committed to forming leaders to have a transformational impact on culture. Learn more at www.twu.ca or follow us on Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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