Message from Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Section of the Registry

teas2015This is to remind colleagues and students that nominations are now invited for the awards under the Teaching Excellence Award Scheme (TEAS) in 2016. The invitation circular dated May 5, 2016 from the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor is accessible at http://intranet.hku.hk:8030/web/reg/adqa/rslleung/TEAS-List-A-2016.pdf.

The TEAS aims to recognise, reward and promote excellence in teaching at the University. In addition to the existing three categories of awards, viz. University Distinguished Teaching Award (UDTA), Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA), and Teaching Innovation Award (TIA), the University introduces a new Early Career Teaching Award (ECTA) this year to recognise the outstanding contributions and commitment of our colleagues who are at an early stage of their teaching career. Besides individual awards, both OTA and TIA comprise team awards to recognise and encourage collaborative effort and achievement in enhancing teaching and learning. All Faculties are encouraged to nominate colleagues who have made outstanding teaching and learning contributions for these awards.

Please refer to the abovementioned circular for further details. Nominees are encouraged to contact the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) for advice on the preparation of teaching portfolios. Seminars/workshops will be organised by CETL to support interested staff members to prepare for their submissions.

All nominations and the supporting documents should reach Ms. Synthia Chau, Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Section, by September 30, 2016. Enquiries may be directed to Ms. Chau at 2859 2440 or email to schau@hku.hk.