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Launch of the University Teaching Award Scheme 2020

Launch of the University Teaching Award Scheme 2020

The 2020 University Teaching Award Scheme is now launched; this has been developed as part of the initiatives to celebrate excellence at University of Worcester.

This Scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellent and outstanding practice in teaching, and in supporting and leading learning.  The Scheme explicitly promotes innovative, inspiring and excellent practice which is outstanding in its impact to enhance and inspire student learning.

There are three categories of Award:

A             University of Worcester Teaching Award

B             University of Worcester Teaching Team Award

C             University of Worcester Leading Teaching Award.

Applications are welcomed from staff with a range of experience including academic staff, professional services and staff working in learning support. Full details are given below in the Scheme guide, and also available via the webpage https://www2.worc.ac.uk/qed/university-teaching-award-scheme.html .

UW Teaching Award Scheme Guide

Introductory information workshops are scheduled through March to May. All applicants must attend an information workshop prior to application.

Bookings can me made via the staff development webpage

Information workshops:

‘UW Teaching Award Scheme:  Why? What? So What? Now What?’

This mandatory workshop offers the opportunity to understand the UWTAS, consider one’s next steps to an application and ask any questions.

Monday 30th March 2020                   11.15 – 12.15              BB074 (Blackboard Collaborate)

Wednesday 22nd April 2020                13.15 – 14.15              PN1014 (Blackboard Collaborate)

Wednesday 27th May 2020                 11.15 – 13.00              JL2001 (Blackboard Collaborate)

Note: These workshops will be delivered in Blackboard Collaborate. If you are intending to submit an application this year you will need to email teachingaward@worc.ac.uk expressing your interest and will be added to the UWTAS Blackboard site.

Writing Workshop:

This writing workshop is for staff who have already attended an information workshop.  There will be an opportunity to look at the sort of evidence that may be used – applicants are advised to bring along some ideas for case studies which they may be thinking about using. This workshop is combined with the Worcester Scheme (for HEA Fellowships) writing workshop.

Monday 22nd June 2020                    10.00 – 14.00                            Room BYG197

Note: The mode of delivery of this workshop will be decided at a later date depending upon Government advice regarding social distancing and other Covid-19 related guidance.

Important Dates:

Register intention to submit an application: by Friday 26th June 2020 via teachingaward@worc.ac.uk

Submit application: by Monday 14th September 2020 (3 pm deadline) via teachingaward@worc.ac.uk

If you have any questions please email Kerry Whitehouse at k.whitehouse@worc.ac.uk or teachingaward@worc.ac.uk

Application outcome: w/c 16th November 2020

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