Candidates nominated by the Faculty/Department/School/College: One candidate can be nominated from each Faculty/Department/School/ College (hereafter abbreviated to ‘Faculty’) and two from those Faculties whose academic/teaching staff members exceed 15. Nominations from the Faculty must be with the consent of the nominated teacher and must be made on the official nomination pro-forma (see below: Nomination Pro-Forma for the Teaching Excellence Award) which contains the signature(s) of the nominator(s), the signature of the nominee and a statement from each of the nominators outlining the reasons for their support.
Student nomination: Candidates may be nominated by five or more students, and nominations. Nominations from students must be made on the official nomination pro-forma, which contains the signatures of the nominators, and a statement from the nominators outlining the reasons for their nomination/support. In the event of there being a large number of student nominations, the Teaching Excellence Award Committee reserves the right to conduct a ‘first filter’ to select for further consideration those candidates who meet fully the criteria for either the ‘Excellent Teacher’ or ‘Rising Star’ award.
Self-nomination: Candidates may apply independently of Faculty nominations. Self-nomination from a teacher must be made on the nomination pro-forma, which contains the signature of the candidate and a statement outlining the reasons for the self-nomination.
Nomination pro-formas for faculty nomination, self-nomination or student nomination can be downloaded by clicking here.
All nominations are initially assessed by the Teaching Excellence Award Committee, using the criteria set out in this document. Assessors are required to declare any conflicts of interest from the start of the assessment process and these are managed appropriately by the Teaching Excellence Award Committee.
Nominations and recommendations are made of teachers for one or both categories:
1. Excellent Teacher
2. ‘Rising Star’ Teacher
The Teaching Excellence Award Committee initially scrutinizes the eligibility of each nomination. If the candidate is eligible then the Committee considers whether the candidate meets the criteria sufficiently to have their application taken forward for further consideration, i.e. a ‘first filter’ to draw up a shortlist.
The Teaching Excellence Award Committee reserves the right to conduct a ‘first filter’ to select for further consideration only those candidates who meet fully the criteria for either the ‘Excellent Teacher’ or ‘Rising Star’ award.
All nominations must relate to teaching activities in the University, and nominee(s) may be included in one or both nomination(s).