President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching | Key Information

Key information

  • Deadline for receipt of 2024 nominations to be confirmed in due course. 
  • There are four award categories: Academic Staff, New Lecturers/Tutors (with less than 3 years teaching experience) Teams and Academic Support Staff.
  • Staff nominated under the Academic staff category may, after an initial evaluation of nominations, be invited to augment their nomination(s) by completing a Google Form.
  • Staff nominated under the New Lecturers/Tutors category will also be invited to augment their nomination(s) by completing a Google Form.
  • Teams nominated will be asked to complete a Google Form.
  • A nomination can be made for an individual member of staff or a team.
  • An individual or team may be nominated more than once.
  • Nominations can be made by an individual member of DCU staff, DCU students, DCU alumni, or any combination of these.
  • DCU students cannot nominate in the Team category.
  • Nominations will be considerably strengthened if they include student testimonials.
  • Evaluations will be conducted by a panel comprised of a subgroup as identified above.
  • For academic staff nominations, awards will be made in three areas - Teaching Assessment, Feedback and Group Teaching. In addition, an overall award for Teaching Excellence will be made in the form of a teaching enhancement grant, to be used to further enhance the winner's teaching practice and/or student learning: Academic Staff - €2,500, New Lecturers/Tutors - €1,000, Team Award - €1,000, Academic Support Staff - €1,000.  In addition, at the discretion of the evaluation panel, up to three additional special awards may be made.
  • Winners will also receive a commemorative President's Awards medal.
  • Winners' names will be displayed on a specially commissioned plaque located in the foyer of the DCU Library.
  • Awards will be presented by the University President at an awards ceremony.