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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. Candidates will submit their entry in the form of a teaching e-Portfolio

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  • 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.
  • Inspirational teaching usually results from proactive self-evaluations of teaching, persistent pushing of improvement in teaching skills, frequent exchanging of good practices with peers, etc.
  • An inspirational teacher would then serve as a role model for others in striving for enhancement of teaching quality.
  • 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.
  • Inspirational teaching usually results from proactive self-evaluations of teaching, persistent pushing of improvement in teaching skills, frequent exchanging of good practices with peers, etc.
  • An inspirational teacher would then serve as a role model for others in striving for enhancement of teaching quality.

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 2022

 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.

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.
  • Flowchart of award mechanism

Guidelines for submission of award entry

Deadline for submission of entries

  • Extended to 15 October 2022

Preparation for your Teaching ePortfolio and award entry

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Teaching ePortfolio (Part 1)

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Teaching ePortfolio (Part 2)

Creating my portfolio and submitting entries

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User Guide of CELTICS Platform  

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CELTICS Platform

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