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Divisional Teaching Excellence Awards

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To recognise and reward teaching excellence at Waikato, the University gives staff and students the opportunity to nominate people who they think deserve consideration for a teaching award. Nominations may be made at any time during the year, but will be processed for selection purposes on Tuesday, 1 September 2020, this current year. Nominations made after this will be included in the next annual selection cycle.

Nominees must submit their teaching portfolio to their respective Teaching Excellence Award Coordinator on a specified date.

The Divisional Teaching Excellence Awards' (DTEA) purposes, processes and criteria for 2020 can be found here

Once five recommendations are received for an individual or teaching team, then they are asked if they would like to accept the nomination. The Teaching Excellence Award Coordinator of each division, and, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies (FMIS) is the main point of contact for communicating with nominees. Once the nominees decide to proceed with the DTEA, they will be asked to compile a Teaching Portfolio based on the Ako Aotearoa’s tertiary teaching excellence awards criteria. The Teaching Portfolios are assessed on the basis of one of two sets of criteria (General Criteria or Kaupapa Māori Criteria). Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning (CeTTL) staff are available to support and coach nominees in the preparation of Teaching Portfolios.

In collaboration with the Divisional Pro-Vice Chancellor, or, the Dean of FMIS, the Teaching Excellence Award Coordinator is responsible for organising the DTEA selection processes, for communicating with the nominees, and, the Pro Vice-Chancellor's (Teaching and Learning) or their representative.

Annually, up to six recipients will be conferred from within each Division, and, two from FMIS.  Each Division, and, FMIS will fund its own DTEA internally.

Later in the year, DTEA recipients maybe selected by their respective PVC or Dean to go forward for the University Staff Awards (Teaching Excellence), with a monetary value of $3000.

Contact details:

If you would like further information about Teaching Excellence Awards and/or support for preparing a teaching portfolio, please contact [email protected], and a member of our teaching development team will get back to you.

DTEA (formerly FTEA) Recipients

2019

Recipients for 2019

Beau Stowers, Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies

Hineitimoana Greensill, Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies

AProf Kirstine Moffat, Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (English Programme)

Dr Maebh Long, Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (English Programme)

Dr Gail Hutcheson, Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (Geography Programme)

Dr Gemma Piercy-Cameron, Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (Sociology and Social Policy)

Andrew Hong, Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (Faculty of Law)

Dr Laura Gurney, Division of Education

Dr Katrina McChesney, Division of Education

Carolina Short, Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science (Computer Science)

Dr James Carson, Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science (School of Engineering)

Dr Tanya O'Neill, Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science (School of Science)

Dr Christo Ackermann, Division of Management (School of Accounting, Finance and Economics)

Dr Amanda Williamson, Division of Management (School of Management and Marketing)

Lucy Campbell, Office of the Vice-Chancellor (Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning)

Dassia Watkins-Matavalea, Study Group (Waikato Pathways College)