We value high quality teaching as part of our mission and strategy. We recognise and reward excellent teaching by supporting awards at School and Institutional level.
The Chancellor’s Award and the Honorary Graduates’ Award for Inclusive Practice take into account the developing School Good Practice Awards and the Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs).
These two awards complement discipline-specific awards, such as the FaME (Faculty of Medical Educators) and the DUSA-organised Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs), where teachers are nominated by their students based on what has best supported their learning over the year.
This award aims to acknowledge and reward senior teachers for outstanding achievement in contributions to teaching with us over a significant period of time. Winners will also have demonstrated effective leadership in teaching and mentorship of new teachers. They will have made significant contributions to the development and promotion of excellence in teaching within their respective discipline and/or the wider University. Up to four awards are made each academic year.
- Each School is invited to nominate one individual each year; closing date for 2020 nominations was 1 December 2020
- Contact the Head of the Academic Skills Centre, Dr Lorraine Anderson, for more information.
Current Winners 2020-21
Dr Stephen Land, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences
Dr Stephen Land has taught across different Schools at the University for 22 years, and has been instrumental in the design, refinement and stewardship of the biomedical suite of programmes at Dundee. He is highly regarded both at home and abroad, receiving numerous awards for innovation and the quality of his teaching, many for initiatives which have become an integral part of the teaching and learning experience in all SLS undergraduate programmes. As a member of the Physiological Society's Education and Outreach Committee, he has helped develop a MOOC for the Society and instigated a partnerhip with the Life Sciences Teaching Resource Community as an international repository for teaching material.
Stephen was recently appointed Academic Regional Lead for the University in the Middle East and North Africa, and has successfully implemented a study abroad partnership with the School of Humanities to deliver an educational programme suitable for STEM students from the USA, which has enhanced the University's reputation and profile there.
He tirelessly supports students in their studies, wellbeing and in developing their employability skills. Stephen takes this forward not only through his undergraduate teaching, but also by championing the international Global Undergraduate Awards at which Dundee students have had great success, and by working closely with DUSA and other student societies. He holds the honour of being nominated for the DUSA Student-Led Teaching Awards every year since 2000.
Dr Linda McSwiggan, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences
Dr Joan Cameron, School of Health Sciences
Dr Paul Felts, School of Science & Engineering
Professor Graeme Hutton, School of Social Sciences
Professor Teresa Moran, School of Education & Social Work
Arthur Watson, School of Art & Design
Janice Aitken, School of Art & Design
Professor Stuart Cross, School of Social Sciences
John Lee, School of Nursing & Health Sciences
Professor John Peters, School of Life Sciences
Honorary Graduates’ Award for Inclusive Practice
This Award is open to both teaching staff and those based in central services. It takes the form of a £1,000 practice development fund and recognises teaching or service delivery which removes barriers and promotes inclusion. Open to Schools and Directorates, the award encourages and supports developing good inclusive practice.
Submissions can be made for a proposal and examples of a fully formed practice.
There are two key areas for this award:
- service provision
With a choice of one optional category from the following list:
- curriculum design
- technology enhanced learning
- improving the built environment
- other (provide description)
Deadline for next submission is 22 April 2022.
Current Winner 2020-21
Dr Helen Gørrill, School of Art & Design
Previous Joint Winners 2019-20
The CreateSpace Staff and Student Team from the Library and Learning Centre was recognised for establishing this new facility in the LLC to help all students try something creative, learn a new skill or simply take a break from their academic work.
Lauren Christie, a PhD student who works in several areas of the University including the Academic Skills Centre and the Careers Service, was recognised for her work in the bibiotherapeutic use of children's literature.