Outstanding teaching: April Warn

Tami Saj

Each year, the Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes a core or associate faculty member who is representative of outstanding teaching at Royal Roads. Leading up to the 2014 award announcement this fall, we will highlight each of the nominees in a special profile on their teaching philosophy. Some nominees have already been profiled and others will be in the coming weeks; you can see all profiles here (updated each week).

April Warn

School of Communication and Culture

"I believe as a teacher and academic I should mentor students throughout their academic study, engage them in current events both locally and globally, as well as in academic debates within their fields of study. It is essential to link academic subjects to an area of practice that not only focuses on the theoretical but makes the links between theory/research and practice so students understand the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ when working in practice. My goal as an educator is also to help students become independent learners and citizens, not only for their academic studies but also for the rest of their lives."

Learn more about April.

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award is open to all Royal Roads University faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching for-credit courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A call for nominations is sent out each spring to faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about the award and see past recipients.