This award recognises and celebrates institution-wide approaches to teaching excellence in higher education
The judging panel for the Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) – the global accolade for universities demonstrating commitment to institution-wide teaching excellence – was announced today by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the UK-based champion of higher education teaching.
Svava Bjarnason, founding Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education and a former member of The World Bank Education Sector Board, will Chair the 17-strong independent judging panel (details below) which includes leading international educationalists from America, Africa, Australia, Europe and East Asia.
“The individuals selected for the judging panel bring considerable depth of national and international knowledge and experience to the process. We look forward to contributing to the GTEA and its aim to highlight excellence, and share exemplary university teaching strategies and practice,” said Svava Bjarnason.
Entry to the Global Teaching Excellence Award opened in February and has since attracted expressions of interest from leading public and private universities, in addition to specialist providers of higher education across all continents. Closing date for entries is 2 May 2017.
“The pursuit of excellent teaching is now a global phenomenon as this award demonstrates. While there are already a number of global awards for individual lecturers, this award exists to recognise excellence in higher education teaching across an entire university,” said Higher Education Academy Chief Executive Professor Stephanie Marshall.
“So far, we’ve had expressions of interest from half of all Australian universities, three of Asia’s top 10 (in the 2017 THE Asian university rankings), four of Canada’s top 10 universities, a healthy number of the USA’s leading research universities and a range of institutions in Europe, Latin America and Africa, in addition to widespread interest across the UK’s HE sector.”
Institutional entries to the Global Teaching Excellence Award will be assessed against three main areas: Excellence in the Leadership of Teaching and Learning, Excellence in Teaching, and Excellence in Student Support.
The panel of judges will select 25 finalists from a shortlist identified through rigorous initial entry assessment. The overall Global Teaching Excellence Award winning university or institution will then be named at a prestigious ceremony in London in early September to which all shortlisted institutions will be invited.
The Global Teaching Excellence Award judging panel:
- Svava Bjarnason
- Dr Alexander C. McCormick
- Assistant Professor Astrid Albek
- Christine Alveberg
- Janusz Janczukovicz
- Dr Professor Tashmin Khamis
- Dr Joanna Newman
- John Gill
- Professor Lothar Zechlin
- Mary Taylor Huber
- Professor Philippa Levy
- Professor Som Naidu
- Venka Purushothaman
- Professor Darrell Evans
- Professor Duncan Lawson
- Helen Lomax
- Professor Isabella Poon Wai-yin