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Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards 2021

Nomination deadline extended!

The annual Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs) are highly anticipated by staff and students across the University and this year is no different. The anticipation that is, the year itself... who could have predicted?!


What are they?

TEAs are student-led teaching awards that are hosted by the Vice President Education, to recognise the best of Strathclyde's teaching staff. Being student-led means it is solely students who nominate, shortlist and pick the winners. Union staff oversee the process to make everything work smoothly and ensure fairness, but they aren't involved in the decision making.

 

What are the Categories?

Digital Innovator: A new category this year, digital innovator recognises the lecturer who has embraced online learning, using it in creative and innovative ways to support students in their learning 

Engagement with Students: With online learning limiting the amount of socializing we all have, this award acknowledges the member or staff who has gone above and beyond to stay engaged and connected with their students virtually. 

Enthusiasm: This category highlights the most enthusiastic teaching staff who shows incredible passion for their subject areas, as well as bringing their course to life. 

Feedback and Support: Did you receive feedback on an essay that really helped you to improve next time round? Or did the support of a staff member help you achieve your academic goals? This award recognises all the amazing work our teaching staff does to help students academically. 

- Going the Extra Mile: Is there a member of staff that you feel “goes the extra mile” in their role? This award is for teaching staff who have performed above and beyond normal expectations in incredibly challenging circumstances.

Non Teaching Support Staff or Service: This award recognises the hard work of non-teaching staff who support students outside of the lecture hall. From registering programme reps to responding to students’ queries, our departments wouldn’t be the same without the amazing support staff! 

Teaching Assistant/ Tutor: Teaching assistants and tutors play a big role in supporting students in their learning. This award shows the appreciation of teaching assistants and tutors who show exceptional dedication and commitment to ensuring their students receive the best academic learning and guidance. 

Student Community: Another new award in recognition of difficult times we are in, this award recognises staff who have gone out of their way to help students, both new and old, near or far, to feel a part of the Strathclyde community.  

 


My lecturer has been wonderful this year, how do I get them an award?

It's really easy, all you have to do is nominate them! Make sure your nomination tells us everything that makes them great, don't be shy. Nominations are anonymised before being shared with the decision panel.


I'm a lecturer, how can I get involved?

Tell your students that nominations are open! Maybe you've been nominated, or won in the past. Tell them how much it meant to you. But please, no bribes. 


Can I nominate more than one person or in more than one category?

Yes you can!  So your lecturer has been a Zoom wizard this year, while maintaining Olympian levels of enthusiasm for their subject as well as helping and encouraging students to build a community? Brilliant, tell us more. Simply submit your nomination and then restart the survey to submit another. 


I want to take some time to write a good nomination, when is the deadline?

The nomination period has been extended and will now close at midday on Friday 16th April.

 

How do I nominate?

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