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.
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)
Current Joint Winners 2019-2020
Lauren Christie, a tutor in both the School of Humanities and the Academic Skills Centre, was recognised for her work in the bibiotherapeutic use of children's literature. This is a new initiative which aims to address escalating levels of mental health concerns by promoting open and honest discussion through the delivery of dedicated lessons in children’s literature. These lessons are conducted in the form of outreach workshops to local schools, and 10-credit modules and community classes for the University of Dundee.
Lauren says "Through focusing on this brand-new subject, it is my goal to help inspire passion and to help promote positive and honest discussion about mental health and literature. Furthermore, I strive to instil a sense of achievability to individuals that have faced discrimination or challenges surrounding their academic grades, time spent outwith education, mature students, visible or invisible disabilities and also those in areas of deprivation. All of the aforementioned challenges can have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health; it is my goal to address this through a format that all students have thus far been able to relate to and engage with."
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Previous Joint Winners 2018-19
The Careers Service was recognised for offering quality micro-placements to provide equality of opportunity for students, especially those from non-traditional backgrounds who may not have the contacts or confidence to make this experience possible.
The Library and Learning Centre team was honoured for creating a new Leisure Reading Collection in the Broughty Ferry Beach Club area of the Main Library with the aim of supporting student integration, attainment, well-being, and stress reduction.
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 has been extended to 1 December 2020
- Contact the Head of the Academic Skills Centre, Dr Lorraine Anderson, for more information.
Current Winners 2019-20
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