Staff Awards

President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

 

view of the presidential portraits in the Aula Maxima

Teaching Excellence Awards 2019

 

University College Cork is committed to excellence in education and the Teaching Excellence Awards scheme at UCC is the longest-established scheme of its kind in Ireland. These awards recognise staff who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence through innovative and creative forms of teaching, learning and assessment. In particular, the purpose of the awards is to encourage work that is designed and carried out to improve student learning and student outcomes, which can include course design and implementation and/or research and enquiry into teaching, learning and assessment. 

Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated in many ways, and there are very many examples of excellent teaching in University College Cork. A variety of criteria are used to assess excellence in teaching including ability to engage students and improve student learning, the use of innovative pedagogies and technologies, research of teaching and assessment approaches and dissemination of good practice in teaching.

The award scheme is open to all UCC staff who teach or support teaching including academic staff, support staff, administrative staff, research staff, technical staff, postgraduate tutors and demonstrators. Staff may be nominiated for an award through self-nomination or nomination by students, colleagues/peers or alumni.

The call for nominations for 2018/19 is now closed.

Nominations must be submitted using the official nomination form which you will find below. Please refer also to the Guidelines document.

Teaching and Learning Awards - Nomination Form 2019

Teaching & Learning Awards - Guidelines 2019

Teaching and Learning Awards Application Form 2019

Teaching and Learning Awards - Peer Testimonial Form

 

 


Awards Ceremony 2018

The 2017/18 President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching were presented by the President of UCC, Professor Patrick O'Shea at a ceremony in the Aula Maxima on October 4th 2018. 

UCC Staff Awards Ceremony 2018

Recipients of the awards pictured below were Professor George Shorten, School of Medicine who received a Lifetime contribution for Teaching Excellence award, Recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017/18 were Dr Donna Alexander of DAH/School of English, James Cronin, Centre for the integration of Research, Teaching and Learning and Adult Continuing Education, Eoin Gorman, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Dr Briony Supple, CIRTL, Dr Máire Leane and Dr Fiachra Ó Súilleabháin, School of Applied Social Studies, Dr Aislinn Joy, Elizabeth Barron, Dr Margaret Bermingham, Dr Aoife Fleming, Sophie Gahan and Dr Laura Sahm, School of Medicine, Mercy University Hospital, School of Pharmacy, Instructional Design Team. 

 

 

Group of Award recipients with the President at ceremony

 

Awards 2016- 2017 

The winners of the awards for 2016/17 Excellence in Teaching were pictured below.

Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska - D'Aughton from the School of History received an individual award, having been nominated by students for her teaching of history, tradition and technology. Dr Tim O’Sullivan, lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry received an award for his scholarly approach to the development of novel pedagogies in pharmacy and chemistry. Dr. Jackelina Pando-Kelly, School of Medicine Department of Paediatrics, was nominated by students for her work on restructuring the Clinical Teaching to Medical Students during their hospital rotations in Paediatrics. The fourth recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching was Dr. Jillian Rogers, School of Music & Theatre, who received the award for her work on Public Learning Projects as Innovative, Research –based, Class Accomplishments. 

 

 
Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, School of History, receiving her Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award, 2017
from the President, Prof Patrick O'Shea

 


Dr Tim O'Sullivan, School of Pharmace and School of Chemistry, receiving his Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award, 2017
from the President, Prof Patrick O'Shea

 


 Dr Jackelina Pando-Kelly, School of Medicine, receiving her Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award, 2017
from the President, Prof Patrick O'Shea

 


 
Dr Jillian Rogers, School of Music & Theatre, receiving her Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award, 2017 
from the President, Prof Patrick O'Shea

 

 

 

 

Teaching & Learning Award Winners Archive

 

UCC Staff Awards Ceremony 2017

 

UCC Staff Awards Ceremony 2016

 

Office of the VP for Learning and Teaching

Oifig an Leasuachtaráin Foghlama agus Teagaisc

East Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC

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