Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award 2023-2024
This year’s Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award is open to individual educators and teaching teams, who are invited to share an example of teaching or assessment practice. All examples are welcome. The application format is as follows:
- Case study title
- Background: Describe the context of your / the project team’s approach to enhance teaching and learning (150 words)
- Project overview: Provide a description of the project and either briefly describe your role as an individual, and if applicable, the role of others; or briefly describe the roles of all named above (150 words)
- Purpose of the project: Give a rationale for your / the project team’s teaching approach or new initiative (150 words)
- Dissemination: Provide details of how your / the project team’s new teaching approach or solution has been / will be disseminated with colleagues and students within and beyond the University. Is the approach transferable to other disciplines? (150 words)
- Key learning points: Identify the key learnings points - what have you / the project team learned from this initiative and how has it further enhanced you / the project team’s practice? (150 words)
- Evaluation: Explain how you have / the project team has evaluated the impact or influence of your initiative (150 words)
Submissions with sections that violate the word limits indicated above will not be considered.
All case studies will be considered by the Panel for inclusion in the PTEA webpages. There will be a prize award of £1,000 for the PTEA winner and a commendation prize award of £500 each. The prize money awarded is for the continuation of good teaching practice. The winner of the award will also be expected to contribute to the Annual Academic Development Symposium 2024.
Results will be kept confidential and those shortlisted for the PTEA accolade will be invited to the wider University Excellence Awards ceremony dinner being held on 18 April 2024.
- How To Apply
Applicants must address and complete all sections of the PTEA 2023-2024 proforma. Case studies are to be submitted to the Centre for Academic Development (email@example.com) by Wednesday 21 February 2024.
- Selection Criteria
The Dean for Student Support & Experience, along with Senior Educators from across the Institution, meet to review all case studies and agree the winner and up to three commendations. Submissions are considered on the basis of the applicants’ ability to:
• clearly describe the context of the approach to enhance teaching and learning.
• clearly describe the project and the roles of all involved.
• provide the reason for the teaching approach/new initiative.
• demonstrate how the new teaching approach/solution has been/will be disseminated with colleagues and students within and beyond the University.
• identify the key learnings points.
• explain how the impact of the initiative has been evaluated.
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Staff can apply at any stage of their career and may be employed on any type of contractual arrangement; for example, part-time, full-time or non-permanent (fixed-term). Staff must be teaching and/or supporting student learning, including for instance teaching, research and/or learning support.
An information session for the 2023-2024 Principal's Teaching Excellence Award will be held on Wednesday 29 November 2023.
Dr Jason Bohan (Chair of Principal's Teaching Excellence Award (PTEA) Panel) will remind potential PTEA applicants of the PTEA criteria and offer the opportunity to ask any questions.
We are delighted to announce that Susan Caie, PTEA 2022/23 winner, will be joining the session to provide her advice and expertise.
To register, please visit the course booking system.