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Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards (Team)

A potential stepping stone to institutional nomination for the Higher Education Academy’s Collaborate Award for Teaching Excellence (should this extend beyond its pilot phase) with up to 2 awards available.


Elements i-iii of the nomination (see below) should meet the following eight criteria:

  1. A clear set of aim(s), objectives and rationale for the team’s approach.
  2. Demonstration of how the team presented in the application, works collaboratively and how collaborative working has been an advantage.
  3. Demonstration of how the team, presented in the application, constitutes a team and developed as a team.
  4. Demonstration of direct involvement of students with the team.
  5. Illustration of how the team has addressed a thematic issue: assessment and feedback; retention, employability, staff development; students as partners; technology and social media.
  6. Demonstration of creative solutions to a challenge, situation, problem.
  7. Provision of detailed comment on the impact of the outcomes/outputs of the collaborative work.
  8. Demonstration of how the collaborative work has enhanced student learning.

Element iv (dissemination and impact plan) of the nomination (see below) should meet the following six criteria:

  1. A coherent plan of dissemination with objectives.
  2. Demonstration of stakeholder engagement in the dissemination process.
  3. Demonstration of embedding cutting-edge practice.
  4. Clarity with regard to dissemination tools.
  5. Manageable timeframe.
  6. Details of evaluation and the measurement of impact.

How to make a nomination

Nominations should follow the guidance available for national awards, be authored by the team leader and should include:

  1. A signed statement of support from the faculty/directorate’s senior manager (maximum 500 words).
  2. A statement, by the team that demonstrates the award criteria (maximum 1000 words).
  3. Supporting evidence (maximum 500 words each).
  4. A dissemination and impact plan (5 pages maximum).

Nominations should be sent as a zipped email attachment to by 12.00 noon Monday 6 February 2017.