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Provost’s Teaching Awards Winners 2013/2014

Recipients of the 2014 Provost’s Teaching Awards Trinity College Dublin were announced on Wednesday 18th June 2014 at a ceremony in the Provost's garden.

Provost's Speech

From Left to Right: Dr Louise Gallagher, Dr David Prendergast & Dr Niamh Connolly

From Left to Right Award Winners for 2014: Dr Louise Gallagher, Dr David Prendergast & Dr Niamh Connolly

From Left to Right: Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, Dr Louise Gallagher, Dr David Prendergast & Dr Niamh Connolly

From Left to Right: Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast and Award Winners Dr Louise Gallagher, Dr David Prendergast & Dr Niamh Connolly

 

From Left to Right:Dr Louise Gallagher, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, Dr Niamh Connolly & Dr David Prendergast

From Left to Right:Dr Louise Gallagher, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, Dr Niamh Connolly & Dr David Prendergast

From Left to Right:Dr Louise Gallagher, Dr Niamh Connolly, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast & Dr David Prendergast

Please click on the links below to see a short video of their teaching

DR NIAMH CONNOLLY - SCHOOL OF LAW

Dr Niamh Connolly, School of Law

'She altered my way of thinking about the course, she made it interesting and appealing. It no longer felt like Company Law was a huge, alien area of the law involving complicated corporate terms and boring deals. Suddenly the course was within grasp - I began to see why the law needed to be there'.

Student Nomination

DR LOUISE GALLAGHER - SCHOOL OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY

Dr Louise Gallagher, School of Nursing & Midwifery

'Dr Louise Gallagher is not only an inspirational midwife but an excellent teacher...Louise is an exceptional role model for all midwives'.

Student Nomination

DR DAVID PRENDERGAST (EARLY CAREER AWARD) - SCHOOL OF LAW

Dr David Prendergast, School of Law (Early Career Award)

'Whether in his advanced round-table seminar formats with Sophister Law students, his specialist postgraduate teaching, or his larger Broad Curriculum teaching which broadens the learning experience of other members of the College Community, David is a committed and passionate teacher who inspires and motivates students'.

Peer Nomination

 

 

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES COMMENDED IN 2014

The following candidates were shortlisted for this year's awards and were presented with a certificate of commendation.

Dr Ann Devitt - School of Education - Shortlisted for an Early Career Award in Teaching

Dr Ann Devitt – School of Education - Shortlisted for an Early Career Award in Teaching

Dr Tamasine Grimes - School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences - Shortlisted for an Early Career Award in Teaching

Dr Tamasine Grimes – School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences - Shortlisted for an Early Career Award in Teaching

Ms Michelle Leech commended for “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & Use of Technology and Innovation” - School of Medicine

Ms Michelle Leech – School of Medicine – commended for “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & Use of Technology and Innovation”. 

Dr Kathleen McTiernan commended for “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & Curriculum Design” - School of Linguistic, Speech & Communication Sciences

Dr Kathleen McTiernan – School of Linguistic, Speech & Communication Sciences, commended for “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & Curriculum Design”.

Dr Richard Porter commended for Fostering engagement - School of Biochemistry & Immunology

Dr Richard Porter – School of Biochemistry & Immunology – commended for Fostering engagement

 

From Left to Right: Dr Richard Porter, Ms Michelle Leech, Dr Kathleen McTiernan, Dr Louise Gallagher, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, Dr David Prendergast, Dr Niamh Connolly, Dr Tamasine Grimes, Dr Ann Devitt & Ms. Jade Concannon

From Left to Right: Dr Richard Porter, Ms Michelle Leech, Dr Kathleen McTiernan, Dr Louise Gallagher, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, Dr David Prendergast, Dr Niamh Connolly, Dr Tamasine Grimes, Dr Ann Devitt & Ms. Jade Concannon

 


Provost's Teaching Awards

The Provost’s Teaching Award Scheme is designed to recognise and reward those who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence.  The prestige of the award reflects the value which Trinity places on promoting teaching as a scholarly activity and the importance placed on enriching the learning opportunities of its students. The scope of the initiative is broad, covering all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment, and seeks to:

  • Provide recognition for excellent teaching
  • Reward teaching staff who are creative in their approaches to teaching and learning and who use a variety of mechanisms to achieve their learning outcomes
  • Share best practice across College and encourage teaching staff to consider other approaches to course design, delivery and assessment
  • Reaffirm that curriculum development, teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation, are important activities in College requiring high level expertise
  • Encourage teaching staff to reflect critically on their teaching practice

Each award is to the value of €1,500 to a departmental account. At least one will be an Early Career Award for nominees with not more than five years full-time third-level teaching experience at the time of nomination (or equivalent as determined by the committee).   If an applicant meets the existing criteria and additionally demonstrates in their application ‘evidence of sustained commitment to teaching excellence, supporting learning and it is clear that the scholarship of the nominee has been inspirational and/or influential among academic colleagues within or beyond the institution’ the nominee may also be considered for a Lifetime Achievement Award.

It is requested that the award winners would contribute to the CAPSL programme of events in the following academic year.

Many thanks for your nominations for this year's Provost's Teaching Awards. - Now closed. Winners will be announced in 2014.

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Last updated 19 June 2014 by Centre for Academic Practice (Email).