Provost's Teaching Awards
Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL's President and Provost invites nominations for this year’s Provost’s Teaching Awards
"We are once again inviting nominations for this year’s
Provost’s Teaching Awards. These recognise and reward colleagues who are making
outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of our
students. We have excellent teaching at UCL and the awards, now in their seventh
year, provide the opportunity to showcase the leadership of our staff within
UCL and nationally. The competition will be overseen by Professor Anthony
Smith, Vice-Provost (Education) and managed by the UCL Centre for the Advancement
of Learning and Teaching (CALT). There
will be up to 10 individual teaching awards and two team awards (outstanding
collaboration and internationalised department).
I am delighted also to announce that this year UCLU have
established the Student Choice Teaching Awards. These are entirely student-led and the awards will be made at the same
ceremony as the Provost’s Teaching Awards in July.
Further details of the scheme can be found at Student Choice Teaching Awards and I encourage all students to participate."
The deadline for submissions is Monday 13 May 2013.
Professor Malcolm Grant 18th March 2013
Please read the guidance and criteria fully before completing the from as your application will be refused if these requirements are not met.
The six categories in which awards are made reflect the full spectrum of work by staff contributing to excellent, innovative teaching and learning at UCL and include two team-based awards which were introduced in 2011/12:
Ten Provost’s Teaching Awards will continue to be available to individual UCL staff every year.
- Team Collaboration and Achievement in Teaching
teaching and learning at UCL comes about in different ways and at
different levels within the institution, not just through the efforts of
individuals working alone. This award will recognise team working and
collaborative activity within and/or across disciplines and staff groups
that has led to outstanding teaching and learning.
- Internationalised Department
As London’s global university, we understand the importance of developing an internationalised curriculum and our efforts in this area continue. This award recognises the significant work that is being done and the impact that it is having.
A panel convened by Professor Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost (Education), will determine a list of staff to be recommended to the Provost for the receipt of awards.
The panel scores submissions independently before meeting to finalise a list of recommendations for awards that are then presented to the Provost.
In all categories, the panel will wish to see clear evidence of at least one of the following benefits to UCL:
- Furtherance of UCL’s commitment to education for global citizenship, social responsibility, leadership, internationalisation of the curriculum;
- Innovative developments in assessment, learning and teaching within and/or across disciplines;
- Innovative use of new technologies in teaching and learning;
- Engagement in the development of interdisciplinary programmes and transdisciplinary student projects (especially those which include industry, NGOs and public engagement);
- Innovation in activities which help students to learn and to develop world class skills: tutoring, peer-assisted learning, study skills, student involvement, addressing special needs and accessibility issues etc.
The Provost’s Teaching Awards culminates in an award ceremony, usually held in July, where winners are formally recognised.
Introduced by Provost Malcolm Grant, with a citation for each award winner read by Vice-Provost (Education) Professor Anthony Smith, winners receive their award certificate.
The award ceremony is an important and enjoyable opportunity for award winners to celebrate their successes, to share their achievements with peers and to recognise the talent and innovation of staff at UCL.
Spreading the Word
The Teaching and Learning Portal has a dedicated section for Provost's Teaching Awards featuring in-depth interviews with award winners, as well as complete lists of previous winners.
Award winners are also called upon to take an active role in teaching and learning at UCL, from inclusion on working groups, speaking at conferences and events to championing various aspects of teaching and learning such as being an e-learning champion.