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1 Rewarding Teaching Excellence at the University of Glasgow Professor Bob Matthew

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3 Structure Teaching excellence Awards New Career Path

4 Teaching Excellence Awards 1 Introduced for first time in Judged against a set of criteria by a group of 6 including 2 students. Initially 3 awards planned - 6 given out! Year 2 - two new areas added exceptional commitment or progress over a short period of time and exceptional dedication and sustained impact over an extended period of time.

5 Teaching Excellence Awards 2 Criteria Enhancement of Student Learning Innovation Links to Research Fostering Student Engagement / Satisfaction Promoting Effective Learning Dissemination of Work

6 Teaching Excellence Awards 3 Two stage process Stage 1 - Nomination Self, peer or student nomination (or combination) Need to briefly address criteria Stage 2 - Evidence Those deemed to have a case proceed, and produce evidence to back up excellence. Evidence signed off at faculty level.

7 New Career Path Instigated some 7 years ago University Teacher, Senior University Teacher, Reader, Professor No expectation of research Required to deliver research informed teaching in a scholarly manner Debate about what evidence is acceptable to define scholarly manner.

8 New Career Path Approx 15% of academic staff on this route All levels including 6 Professors Working well in terms of remotivating staff who would have been promoted on Lecturer career path (in a research intensive university)

9 Issues Do teaching excellence awards make any difference? Should we not be rewarding those who promote excellent learning? Does a separation of Lecturers and Teachers impact on student learning? What is link between research and teaching and does it make a difference?


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