Inspirational Teaching Awards

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President's Awards for Excellence in Inspirational Teaching

To take our teaching quality to a new height, one major driver is to properly recognize teachers’ contributions. In order to recognize and reward both full-time and part-time teaching staff who are making inspirational learning experience for students and / or providing teaching inspiration for fellow colleagues, the President’s Awards for Excellence in Inspirational Teaching will be established to replace the existing President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.

  • Encouraging evidence-based teaching practices; and
  • Helping teaching staff to build up a ‘Teaching e-Portfolio’, which will also facilitate the creation of professional CV and records for job promotion1 .
1 Exceptional portfolios will be nominated to compete for world-renowned awards such as the Reimagine Education Awards (http://www.reimagine-education.com) organized by the QS.
  • Proficient in conducting engaging lessons, stimulating students’ thinking, and motivating students in active learning, leading to students’ growth in academic competency.
  • Proficient in conducting engaging lessons, stimulating students’ thinking, and motivating students in active learning, leading to students’ growth in academic competency.
  • Proficient in conducting engaging lessons, stimulating students’ thinking, and motivating students in active learning, leading to students’ growth in academic competency.
  • Encouraging evidence-based teaching practices; and
  • Helping teaching staff to build up a ‘Teaching e-Portfolio’, which will also facilitate the creation of professional CV and records for job promotion1 .
Exceptional portfolios will be nominated to compete for world-renowned awards such as the Reimagine Education Awards (http://www.reimagine-education.com) organized by the QS.
  • Proficient in conducting engaging lessons, stimulating students’ thinking, and motivating students in active learning, leading to students’ growth in academic competency.
  • Proficient in conducting engaging lessons, stimulating students’ thinking, and motivating students in active learning, leading to students’ growth in academic competency.
  • Proficient in conducting engaging lessons, stimulating students’ thinking, and motivating students in active learning, leading to students’ growth in academic competency.

 Award Categories

Professional teaching
(for full-time academic staff)

  • FT academic staff
  • at least 4 years of FT teaching experience at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

Early career teaching
(for full-time academic staff)

  • FT academic staff
  • 1-3 years of FT teaching experience at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

Part-time teaching
(for part-time teaching staff)

  • PT teaching staff
  • Served HKMU/LiPACE on a PT basis for around 2-3 years at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
  • in-service part-time academic staff at HKMU/LiPACE in the academic year they submit the award entry.
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Professional teaching
(for full-time academic staff)

  • FT academic staff
  • at least 4 years of FT teaching experience at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
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Early career teaching
(for full-time academic staff)

  • FT academic staff
  • 1-3 years of FT teaching experience at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

Part-time teaching
(for part-time teaching staff)

  • PT teaching staff
  • Served HKMU/LiPACE on a PT basis for around 2-3 years at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
  • in-service part-time academic staff at HKMU/LiPACE in the academic year they submit the award entry.

Professional teaching
(for full-time academic staff)

  • FT academic staff
  • at least 4 years of FT teaching experience at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

Early career teaching
(for full-time academic staff)

  • FT academic staff
  • 1-3 years of FT teaching experience at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

Part-time teaching
(for part-time teaching staff)

  • PT teaching staff
  • Served HKMU/LiPACE on a PT basis for around 2-3 years at post-secondary (e.g. AD or HD), undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
  • in-service part-time academic staff at HKMU/LiPACE in the academic year they submit the award entry.

The judging panel will be based on the Dean’s Committee, with members as follows:

  • Provost
  • Deans of the seven Schools
  • Director of ALTO
  • Registrar

The Provost will also consult with the Learning and Teaching Evangelists (LTEs) to collect their comments and recommendations. If any of the above members or LTEs have submitted entries for the awards, they will not be included in the consultation process.

The judging panel will:

  • Assess all the entries based on the selection criteria.
  • Nominate finalists per category for the Cabinet’s further assessment:
    • Professional Teaching (Finalists)
    • Early Career Teaching (Finalists)
    • Part-time Teaching (Finalists) 

The Cabinet will determine the winners, which include:

  • Winner(s) from the categories for full-time academic staff:
    • President’s Awards for Excellence in Inspirational Teaching (Professional Teaching)
    • President’s Awards for Excellence in Inspirational Teaching (Early Career Teaching)
  • and ONE winner from the category for part-time teaching staff:
    • President’s Awards for Excellence in Inspirational Teaching (Part-time Teaching)

President’s Awards for Excellence in Inspirational Teaching

Preparation for your award entry

Professional Development Seminar: Developing a Teaching e-Portfolio

Synopsis:

What is a teaching ePortfolio and why do we need to develop one? During the process of development, we can sharpen our ability to critically reflect on our teaching successes and practices, and presenting ourselves as knowledgeable, confident, and reflective teachers. This seminar consists of two parts.

  • The first part will introduce the concepts, pedagogical foundations, types and components of a teaching ePortfolio and the ways in which they may be crafted and curated. Some samples of e-Portfolios will be shown.
  • The second part will elaborate on the requirements for submitting the Teaching e-Portfolio for the President’s Awards for Excellence in Inspirational Teaching.

Target audience:

This seminar is suitable for teaching staff who are interested in developing an e-Portfolio to facilitate the creation of professional CV and records; as well as those who are interested in submitting a Teaching e-Portfolio as part of the entry for the above Awards. Staff’s Attendance at this seminar will be counted as part of their professional development.

Sessions:

  • 26 April 2022 (Tuesday), 3:00 to 4:00pm, ZOOM
    Medium of instruction: English
    OR
  • 28 April 2022 (Thursday), 3:00 to 4:00pm, ZOOM
    Medium of instruction: Cantonese

Method of submission of entries

  • An online platform will be established for candidates to submit their applications in the form of a ‘Teaching e-Portfolio’.
  • Guidelines for submission of entries:
    Full-time staff
    Part-time staff 

Deadline for submission of entries

  • 15 August 2022

Prizes

  • Each winner will receive a cash prize of HK$20,000 and a wooden plaque.
  • Each finalist will receive a cash prize of HK$5,000 and an acrylic plaque.

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Enquiries

Email: alto@hkmu.edu.hk