Richard Buchanan Teaching Excellence Award

The Richard Buchanan Teaching Excellence Award aims to encourage College of Business staff to value their teaching and raise the profile of teaching. The Pro Vice Chancellor will grant $5000 for the award. To be eligible for nomination, College of Business teaching staff need to meet the criterion that they have practised and developed their teaching skills, over a minimum period of three years at Massey University. Applications for the award will be by teaching portfolio. Portfolios must be submitted to the Director of Teaching and Learning, Office of the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor.

The winner of the award (plus other suitable nominees) will be encouraged to submit their portfolio for the Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards. The Richard Buchanan Teaching Excellence Award encourages teachers to start preparing a teaching portfolio which may not be as detailed or as long as would be expected for the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards.

Award application deadline

The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm, 2 December 2016.

Application process

Teaching staff wishing to be considered for the award are required to prepare and submit a portfolio that demonstrates the ways in which the award criteria have been met. Four copies of the portfolio must be submitted. Applications should be submitted to the Massey Business School Director for Teaching and Learning.

If you would like further information on the award please contact the Director of Teaching and Learning, Massey Business School, Dr Terry Macpherson. Nominees will be provided with advice in the preparation of teaching portfolios and can attend workshops on portfolio preparation. Support can also be sought from past award winners.

It is anticipated that the portfolios selected for the Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards may require further work before they are submitted.

Developing your teaching portfolio

Portfolios should include:

  • A summary of the nominee’s teaching philosophy and what they teach
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Statement of teaching accomplishments

The award criteria are based on the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards criteria:

  • Planning and design for learning
  • Facilitating learning (delivery)
  • Assessing student learning (assessment)
  • Evaluating learning and teaching (reflection and revision)
  • Professional development and leadership in teaching

Portfolios should be approximately 6000 words including student and peer evaluations, references, and appendices.

Find out more information about developing a teaching portfolio.

See more about the national awards, nominations and teaching portfolios.

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