Peter Rosati (1988)

rosatiAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Western Ontario, Civil Engineering.

Citation: Peter Rosati has made an outstanding contribution to the teaching of engineering at the University of Western Ontario. The results of his teaching research have been presented in journals, at conferences and in workshops for faculty and teaching assistants at the university. He has been an active member of PACTL (Provost’s Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning) for more than ten years. He has organized teaching workshops and micro-teaching sessions for teaching assistants, teaching seminars for faculty, and consulted with new faculty about their teaching on an individual basis.

” The student evaluations of Peter’s courses have been consistently high and are among the best in the faculty.”

In 1973, he won one of the first OCUFA awards, an Ontario-wide teaching award offered by the Ontario Council of University Faculty Associations.

He demonstrates his commitment in the classroom, through published educational research, through the organization of national conferences on teaching in higher education and through workshops and seminars.

Peter’s research in engineering education has focused on problems associated with instructing, evaluating and personalising the large enrolment engineering courses in Mechanics. He has implemented a successful Keller plan course in Dynamics, investigated computer problem-solving routines and is currently conducting a seven-year longitudinal study of students’ academic performance and learning styles in relation to their MBTI personality type.