2017- Applications now open

 

INTRODUCTION

The Faculty of Science makes annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  These awards recognise and reward individuals or small teams who are renowned for the excellence of their teaching and make a significant contribution to the outstanding teaching and learning achievements in the Faculty. 

The awards will be presented during the Faculty Board meeting in late November. Winners of the Award may be asked to give a presentation outlining their teaching practice.

FoS Awards for Teaching Excellence

There will be up to four awards granted to individuals, at the discretion of the Teaching and Learning Committee. Each award winner will receive a certificate and a grant of $5,000.

FoS Award for a Program that Enhances Learning

There will be one award for a program or service that makes an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the student experience. Award winners will receive a certificate and grant of $5,000.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

·    Nominations are welcome from academic staff members with a teaching focused, teaching/research or teaching/clinical appointment, who have been a member of the university for at least two years. Self-nominations are welcome, as are nominations by peers or students. Nominees should not have received this award or a similar award recently; any previous winner of a UQ or faculty award may only re-apply if the area of teaching excellence has significantly changed. Applicants who have previously been unsuccessful are invited to re-apply.  

·    All nominees should attach a statement (no more than 2 pages, single spaced, 12 pt font), written in their own words, addressing one or more of the selection criteria. (There is no need to address all, or even multiple, criteria.)

·    Nominees must provide evidence in the written statement to support their claims against the criteria. Evidence may take a range of forms, and nominees are encouraged to think broadly as to the types of evidence they have to support their claims. Some examples include written and quantitative SeCAT student feedback (including changes in these over time), formal or informal feedback from employers/colleagues/graduates, data from program-level evaluations including evidence from benchmarking activities, changes in assessment outcomes/attrition/enrolments.

·    Additional evidence and documentation supporting claims made in the statement may be appended, but should be brief and limited to material explicitly demonstrating the criteria (eg 1 page summary of TEVALs or other evaluations providing assessment of your overall effectiveness as a University teacher).

·    Endorsement of Chair, School T&L Committee (or Head of School, if applicant is School T&L Chair) should be appended to the nomination. Send completed applications, signed by the School T&L Chair, together with supporting documentation, to Robyn Evans (robyn.evans@uq.edu.au) by COB, Monday 16th October 2017 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

 

·         Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn

·         Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field

·         Effective Approaches to assessment and feedback

·         Respect and support for the development of students as individuals

·         Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching

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