Excellence in Teaching Award (ETA)
The Excellence in Teaching Award has been established for all University of
Essex full- and part-time staff and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who can
demonstrate excellence in supporting the student learning experience.
Applications from Colchester Institute, South Essex College and Writtle are also
welcome. Each year there will be up to 4 individual awards of £1,000 made to
staff in the 'Early Career' (up to five years full-time teaching experience) or
'Experienced' (more than five years full-time teaching experience) category, and
up to 4 awards of £250 to GTAs, who can demonstrate excellence in the following
- Individual excellence - Evidence of promoting and enhancing the student
- Raising the profile of excellence - Evidence of supporting colleagues and
influencing support for student learning in your department and the institution
(it is acknowledged that GTAs' responsibilities are likely to allow only limited
fulfilment of this criterion)
- Developing excellence - Commitment to your ongoing professional development
The deadline for the 2012-13 Award is noon on Monday 11 March 2013.
If your application is successful the award will be allocated to your department
to support your own professional development or learning and teaching
activities. The Award has been aligned with the National Teaching Fellowship
Scheme (NTFS) and it is envisaged that successful applicants will work towards
submitting an application to the NTFS at some time in the future.
Please note that applications need to be signed off by your Head of
Department or Head of Section, and only one individual and/or one group
nomination per department or section may be submitted.
If you would like any more information, please contact
Maxwell Stevenson in the first instance.
See a list of past recipients of the award.