DVC Desk: UCT Award for Collaborative Educational Practice 2016

10 May 2016 | Story by Newsroom
From the VC's Desk

10 May 2016

Dear colleagues,

The University of Cape Town Award for Collaborative Educational Practice aims to recognise excellent collaborative approaches to enhance the teaching and learning environment at the university. Teams nominated for this competitive award must comprise two or more UCT staff members who have collaborated on a project to enhance the teaching and learning environment. Collaboration might involve a team of lecturers teaching a course, a curriculum development team or a whole department. The implementation phase of this project (beyond planning and development) must have been in effect for at least three years and there must be evidence of its sustainability, both financially and in terms of staffing. Ongoing evaluation and monitoring systems need to have been effectively used to ensure continuous improvement.

No more than three awards of R40 000 per collaborative team are available.

Project teams may nominate themselves or be nominated by colleagues, the relevant Head of Department or the Dean. A letter indicating an intention to nominate a team for this award or for the team to nominate itself must reach Cindy Gilbert by 31 May 2016. Please list the team members and give a brief description of the project.

Nominations must be made by using the TGA1 form which contains the full set of criteria for the award.

The completed TGA1 form must reach Cindy Gilbert by 20 July 2016. For any queries or further information, she can be contacted on 021 650 5837.

The Teaching Awards and Grants Sub-committee, which reports to the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee, oversees this process.


Professor Sandra Klopper
Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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