Ray Rasmussen (1987)

rasmussenAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Strategic Management and Organization.

Citation: Dr. Rasmussen participates extensively in committees related to teaching and learning and provides departmental and faculty leadership on teaching issues. He helped develop and actively participates in the Peer Consultation Program for university instructors and actively assists colleagues within and outside of his department on all manner of instructional issues. He frequently delivers seminars on instruction for university instructors and graduate teaching assistants and regularly publishes papers on instructional methods. He also writes instructional texts, workbooks and materials that are well received and widely used in post-secondary and adult education workshops.

“Student evaluations are consistently among the highest; colleagues hold his teaching methods and course content in very high regard.” He frequently delivers well received (4.93/5) seminars on instruction for colleagues and has published original work on a creative method of teaching concepts. Ray on motivating students: “I spend a significant amount of time on the `what for?’ My goal for each class is to have students thinking 90% of the time.”