Calls for nominations

13 March 2009

The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) is calling on UCT students and staff to nominate a secondary-school teacher who in their opinion deserves recognition for years of dedicated teaching to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Stella Clark was a language development lecturer in CHED's Academic Development Programme from 1996 until her death in March 2005. Her family and friends established the Stella Clark Teachers' Award to honour her many years of dedicated service to teaching students from educationally disadvantaged schools in the Western Cape and at UCT.

The successful teacher will receive a monetary award of R5 000, and will be expected to give a talk at an award ceremony. The school will receive R1 000 towards educational resources. The UCT staff member or student who nominates the successful teacher will receive an iPod or R1 500 cash equivalent.

The closing date for nominations is 31 March. Nominations must be sent to Kathy Erasmus, CHED, Hlanganani Building. For further details, visit the noticeboard.

Students and academic staff are invited to submit nominations for Distinguished Teacher Awards in 2009. All members of staff who teach students are eligible for the award. Nominations must consist of a detailed statement making the case for the award. Where possible, evidence of excellence in teaching over a number of years should be included as well as some detail about the nominee's approach to teaching; for example whether the teacher's strengths lie in lecturing to large classes, in laboratory instruction, in less formal teaching activities outside the classroom, in some innovative teaching technique, and so on.

Such nominations are to reach the Office of the Registrar: Senate Office, Room 143.1, Bremner Building, by Friday 17 April (marked "Confidential", for the attention of Mrs D Wedel).

Please note that it is not necessary to provide all the supporting documents by the deadline for nominations. For further details, visit the noticeboard.

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