Submission of Applications And Nominations
Only fully completed application/nomination forms including supporting materials (as described on the application/nomination forms) and submitted by the specified deadline will be considered.
Following the deadline, applications/nominations will be sent as a single gathered field to the appropriate teaching/learning support organiser for comment (e.g. the Director of Study, Head of Department, Senior Administrator). Their comments will be made available to the Selection Panel.
EVIDENCE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN CONSIDERING NOMINATIONS FOR PERSONAL AWARDS
Nominations will be considered on the basis of the evidence provided of the extent to which the nominee meets the description of the specific award they have been nominated for. The following will be taken into account:
- The strength of student feedback – qualitative and quantitative – in support of the nomination. Those submitting nominations are encouraged to highlight the reliability/validity of student feedback data, based on the sample size. If possible, as well as student feedback relating to the nominee’s contribution, please provide average student feedback data summarised for the course(s) over a number of years, so that student feedback for the nominee can be seen in context.
- The information provided by the staff member/committee nominating a colleague for an award. This should include information on what the nominee has done to contribute to students’ education; information putting the nominee’s contribution into the context of the nominee’s department / college / the institution / field of teaching etc; evidence (both quantitative and qualitative) of the impact the nominee has made; and a description of how the nominee’s contribution/impact goes beyond what might normally be expected of someone in their role.
- Comments provided by the Head of Department or other appropriate person in the department (the divisional office will seek these comments following the deadline for nominations).
- Additional statements of support from colleagues, students, teachers, line manager etc. Statements of support should help to put the nominee’s contribution into the context of the work of the nominee’s department / college / the institution etc.
- Please note that nominations for personal awards need to demonstrate how the nominee has shown exceptional contributions, above and beyond their normal role. Examples might include:
- Sensitive handling of changes in the personal circumstances of one or more student(s), including practical support to ensure continued progress of their work. Such changes may, for example, relate to personal health or capacity, bereavement, or financial matters, etc.
- Working with students in a way which openly recognises other demands on their time, including from caring responsibilities and faith commitments.
- The fostering of a notably inclusive and supportive environment for students within their research group.
- Providing close and effective support in enabling students to meet deadlines.
- Openly recognising the critical value of students’ efforts to their research programme, and the personal contributions individual students have made.
The Selection Panel will comprise: the Associate Head of Division for Education (Chair) (or their nominee); the Chairs of the Undergraduate Studies Committee and Graduate School Committees; the Medical Sciences Board Conference of Colleges representative; and the Medical Sciences Board undergraduate and graduate student representatives.
The Selection Panel reserves the right to redistribute nominations to different categories.
Following the submission deadline the Selection Panel will meet to consider the applications/nominations and decide on the awardees. Applicants and nominees will be informed of the panel’s decisions as soon as possible after this meeting.
Awards will officially be presented at a divisional Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony. The 2023 awards ceremony will take place in Michaelmas Term 2023, date to be confirmed.
Enquiries should be directed to Anne-Marie Honeyman-Tafa.