Carol Rolheiser receives the Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award
For her leadership in improving learning experiences for students and raising the profile of teaching educators across the university’s three campuses, Professor Carol Rolheiser has received the Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award.
The honour is one of the Awards of Excellence presented by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in collaboration with the university. The prestigious program dates back to 1921 and recognizes outstanding faculty, staff and students.
A professor with the department of curriculum, teaching and learning at OISE and director of U of T’s Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, Rolheiser has worked for more than 30 years to enhance the learning environment and teaching culture at the university.
Rolheiser’s research interests include educational leadership, teaching in higher education, teacher education and teacher development, co-operative learning and other models of teaching and learning. In awarding the honour to Rolheiser, the alumni association noted that she is also an expert in authentic assessment approaches, school improvement and the design, implementation and evaluation of professional development. She has published widely on these and other topics and regularly consults on curriculum and instructional program design.