Recipients of the 2005 Trinity College Dublin Provost’s Teaching Awards Announced

Posted on: 11 May 2005

Recipients of the 2005 Provost’s Teaching Awards Trinity College Dublin were announced today, Wednesday 11th May 2005. The Awards are College’s principal means of celebrating those academic staff which have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence in College and who promotes teaching as a scholarly activity.

Dr Ciaran Brady, Department of Modern History, Ms. Helen Coughlan, Department of Social Studies, Dr Neville Cox, School of Law and Ms Fiona Timmins, School of Nursing and Midwifery were all recognised for their dedication and commitment to teaching and learning excellence. In addition Ms Ellen Rowley, Department of History of Art and Architecture was presented with an Early Career Award for excellence in teaching.

Dr John Hegarty, Provost of Trinity College Dublin presented the winners with their citations and awards at a ceremony in the Provost’s House in the College. The candidates were selected through a rigorous process involving their nomination by their students or their peers in college, an examination of their teaching philosophy, practice and scholarship, an evaluation of their teaching portfolios, and consideration of feedback both from their academic peers and current students. This process was overseen by members of College’s sub-Committee on Academic Practice which had difficult task of selecting the winners.

Launched during the 2000/01 academic year, the Provost’s Teaching Award Scheme rewards academic staff members who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence in College. The scheme is sponsored by the Higher Education Authority and funded under the National Development Plan 2000/2006.