The 2012 President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching have been presented at a special ceremony during the annual Teaching and Learning day in The Helix.
Presented on the basis of student and peer nominations, the President's Awards recognise outstanding contributions to DCU's teaching and learning activities. Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Professor Brian MacCraith said,
"The President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching are an important acknowledgement of the innovative ways in which DCU staff strives to improve the learning experience of their students. Through the words of commendation we have heard from DCU students today, we have good reason to feel confident about the future of DCU's tradition of best practice in teaching."
The 2012 recipients were:
Academic Staff (Overall Excellence in Teaching)
Dr Derek Molloy, School of Electronic Engineering
Academic Staff (Distinctive Teaching Approaches)
Dr Mary O'Connell, School of Biotechnology
Academic (Distinctive Approaches to Assessment & Feedback)
Colm O Ciardubháin, Fiontar
Dr Jean Cushen, DCU Business School
Academic Support Staff
Vincent Hooper, School of Chemical Sciences