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Teaching Enhancement Unit

Key information

  • Deadline for receipt of nominations: 8th March 2019 - 4.00pm
  • 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) with a short supporting portfolio
  • Staff nominated under the New Lecturers/Tutors category will also be invited to augment their nomination(s) with a short supporting portfolio. 
  • Teams nominated will be asked to submit a short supporting portfolio.
  • 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.
  • 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 piece of Crystal.
  • 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 in May.

How to nominate

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