Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award (PTEA) 2019-20

All staff who teach and/or support learning (including lecturers, teaching fellows, professional services staff or PhD students who teach) are welcome to submit a teaching case study. This is an individual award, however, in exceptional circumstances it may be appropriate for a maximum of two individuals who are working in the same way, on the same things, on the same initiative, to apply together.

Process

  1. From 2nd  September 2019, colleagues are invited to submit their example using the Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award 2019-2020 application form which you can find here; each section should be no more than 150 words in length (900 words total).
  2. The completed form will be submitted to the Centre for Academic Development by the 29th November 2019. You will be informed of the outcome within four weeks of submission.
  3. On 16th December 2019, a Panel of Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy will award three case studies of £500 each to support the continuation of good teaching practice. A fourth example will be selected to receive the Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award, receiving a larger prize of £1,000.
  4. Whether they win a prize or not, all case studies will be eligible to be uploaded directly to the ‘Current Case Studies section of the Teaching and Learning, Good Practice webpage . To ensure that consistent, high quality examples are showcased, all case studies will be subject to an institutional quality oversight by peer review. Where the Panel decides that a case study is not quite ready to be uploaded to the Good Practice webpage, feedback will be provided to help to enable this in the future.
  5. Prize-winners will be invited to a celebratory event on 12th March 2020. If you plan to attend this event, if successful, please keep this date free in your diary.
  6. The Centre for Academic Development can provide further advice in advance of your submission if required. Please email: cad@abdn.ac.uk.

PTEA 2019-2020 Information Sharing Events

 

6th June 2019, 13.00-14.00, Old Aberdeen Campus

Introductory session. Dr Jennifer Duthie provided information on the University’s Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award and the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme.

 

 

27th August 2019, 15.00-16.00, Foresterhill Campus

Calling all excellent educators!

If you are interested in two potential award schemes for teaching excellence, come along to an introductory session, based at the Foresterhill Campus (Polwarth).  At this session, Dr Jennifer Duthie will provide information on the University’s  Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award and the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (run by Advance HE/HEA).

If you are keen to prepare an application for either of these schemes in 2020 or beyond and want to hear more, Book your place on the course booking system or contact the Centre for Academic Development, cad@abdn.ac.uk.

 

 

6th September 2019, 13.00-14.00, Online via Blackboard Collaborate 

Introduction to the Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award and  National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (Blackboard Collaborate)

If you have not been able to attend a face-to-face session and you are still interested in these two potential award schemes for teaching excellence, you may be interested in attending an online session.  On the 6th Sept 2019, 13.00-14.00,  at a session on Blackboard Collaborate, Dr Jennifer Duthie will provide information on the University’s  Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award and the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (run by Advance HE/HEA).

If you are keen to prepare an application for this scheme in 2019 or beyond and want to hear more, Book your place on the course booking system or contact the Centre for Academic Development, cad@abdn.ac.uk.

 

 

16th October 2019, 13.00-16.00, Old Aberdeen Campus

Principal's Teaching Excellence Award (PTEA) writing retreat

At this workshop you will be reminded of the Principles Teaching Excellence Award (PTEA) criteria and you will have the opportunity to seek clarification on the criteria. You will also gain the benefits of a quiet space to draft and hone your PTEA application.

Book your place on the course booking system or contact the Centre for Academic Development, cad@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

23rd October 2019, 14.30-17.00, Foresterhill Campus

Principal's Teaching Excellence Award (PTEA) writing retreat

At this workshop you will be reminded of the Principles Teaching Excellence Award (PTEA) criteria and you will have the opportunity to seek clarification on the criteria. You will also gain the benefits of a quiet space to draft and hone your PTEA application.

Book your place on the course booking system or contact the Centre for Academic Development, cad@abdn.ac.uk