The University of Aberdeen seeks to encourage and support staff to enhance their teaching through sharing examples of effective and innovative practice. This involves promoting a culture of learning from others, evaluating practice and disseminating the impact and outcomes of our teaching to colleagues.

The University is keen to gather and recognise a collection of examples of teaching practice that cover a range of activities across all disciplines and levels which have been evaluated to establish their impact on the student learning experience.

If you would like help to design or implement any new activities or to plan your evaluation and dissemination strategy, please contact the Centre for Academic Development.

There is the opportunity for staff to present a teaching case study to compete for internal awards which recognise excellence in teaching.  Annually, a Panel of Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy will select one case study for the Principal's Teaching Excellence Award.  Up to three further case studies may be recognised by the Panel for commendation. This is an individual award. Applicants are asked to clarify their specific role if their case study relates to a group initiative.

Results will be kept confidential and announced formally at the Annual Awards Dinner. 

This accolade could provide a springboard for an entry to the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme