New award as nominations for UC teaching awards and medal open

Nominations are now open for the University of Canterbury teaching awards and the UC Teaching Medal for 2018.

This year there is also a new category of award – the Outstanding Teaching Practice award, which recognises staff who have introduced an aspect of teaching that is exceptional.

All awards recognise excellence in teaching (including thesis supervision) in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Teaching Medal is UC’s highest award for teaching and leadership and acknowledges sustained excellence – past winners can be found on the new teaching medal website.  

Teaching awards also bring with them a financial reward.
The process to apply for all awards is simple: complete a one-step form by 1 March.  If you are even just thinking about it and want to discuss it further, feel free to contact me and I am happy to discuss it with you. Further information and nomination forms are available on the Teaching Awards or the Teaching Medal websites.

Not sure if a teaching award is for you, but want to develop your teaching in 2018 and need a financial kick start?
Consider applying for a teaching development grant of up to $10,000. Further details of the simplified grant application process is available on the teaching development grant website.

Professor Catherine Moran
Assistant Vice-Chancellor Academic | Amokapua Akoranga

Watch a video recognising Ekant Veer as the recipient of the Teaching Medal 2017 (2 min:41 sec)