The Vice-Chancellor has invited Schools each to put forward two nominations for this academic year’s Pilkington Teaching Prizes. The Prizes were inaugurated and endowed by Sir Alastair Pilkington to acknowledge excellence in teaching, and are funded from the Cambridge Foundation Fund for Teaching Prizes.
This year’s Prizes will be awarded by the Vice-Chancellor in June 2015, and the value of each award will be £1,000. Nominees are expected to be making a substantial contribution to the teaching programme of a University Faculty or Department. If you are unsure if your nominee is eligible, please contact Dr Litsa Biggs, the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine at FacultySec@medschl.cam.ac.uk for clarification.
The prizes acknowledge excellence in teaching in general, and so detailed criteria have not been specified by the University. However, within the School, nominee’s contributions will be assessed in terms of their direct teaching involvement; their contribution to course design and assessment; student feedback; and the professional development they have undertaken. If you would like to nominate an individual for a Pilkington Prize, please send your nomination to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine at FacultySec@medschl.cam.ac.uk by 31 October 2014.
Please include information on the contribution that the individual has made, and the reasons for your nomination. Nominations will be considered by a Sub-Committee of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine, and those shortlisted will be put to Faculty Board for approval.
Approved nominations will be forwarded to the Vice-Chancellor for his consideration.