CENTRE FOR APPLIED LEARNING AND MULTIMEDIA

Introduction

Faculty-level teaching excellence awards will commence in Semeter 2 (2018/2019) and to be carried out at all faculties including Centre for Pre-University Studies (PPPU). The aims of this initiative is to:
  • recognise and reward the significant contribution made by faculty members in enhancing the quality of learning and teaching
  • promote and support the highest quality teaching and learning in the university
  • increase the visibility of the university in the area of teaching and learning


The Awards

There are 5 categories to be awarded to faculty members who have shown outstanding achievements in teaching as listed below. Click on each award to obtain more details as well as the submission form:
DetailsThe Teaching Award aims to recgonise the contributions of UNIMAS academics who have shown exceptional skills and knowledge in using different methods of innovative teaching to enhance students' learning experience. The criteria for this award include: sound teaching philoshopy and innovative pedagogical practices, excellent documentation of students' progress and impact of approaches used, scholarship in teaching and learning, leadership and recognition from peers, students and other stakeholders.

Eligibility
  • Full-time Lecturers/Instructors at UNIMAS (Permanent only)
  • Must have at least 5 years of service at UNIMAS


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DetailsExcellent Immersive Learning Experience (Face to Face) Award focuses on face-to-face teaching methods that provide impactful and meaningful learning experience to the students by allowing them to be actively engaged in tasks or projects that are not restricted to classroom settings. (Examples: Service-based learning, community-based learning, challenge-based learning, etc). The objective in immersive learning is to create an experience where students are given the opportunities to engage in a natural or authentic environment, which is subsequently followed by reflective conversations that trigger realizations.

Eligibility
  • Full-time Lecturers/Instructors at UNIMAS (Permanent/Contract)
  • Nomination can be done individually or as a group
  • Nominated project/initiative should be part of a course offered in the semester
  • No restriction in terms of years of service or age


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DetailsExcellent Immersive Learning Experience (Blended) Award focuses on teaching methods that provide impactful and meaningful learning experience to the students by allowing them to be actively engaged in tasks or projects that are primarily done using blended learning approaches. (Examples: MOOCs, eLEAP, Live Classroom, digital gamification, simulations, virtual reality, augmented reality, etc). The objective in immersive learning is to create an experience where students are given the opportunities to engage in a natural or authentic environment (in the case of blended learning, the environment could be simulated virtually), which is subsequently followed by reflective conversations that trigger realizations.

Eligibility
  • Full-time Lecturers/Instructors at UNIMAS (Permanent/Contract)
  • Nomination can be done individually or as a group
  • Nominated project/initiative should be part of a course offered in the semester
  • No restriction in terms of years of service or age


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DetailsExcellent Transformative Teaching Practices Award focuses recognising the efforts and expertise of UNIMAS academics in implementing transformative approaches in not only delivering the course content but also in providing meaningful and impactful learning experience to the students. This category recognises projects/initiatives which are not "immersive" in nature (as in Immersive Learning Experience awards). (Examples: problem-based learning, case-based learning, team-based learning, etc).

Eligibility
  • Full-time Lecturers/Instructors at UNIMAS (Permanent/Contract)
  • Nomination can be done individually or as a group
  • Nominated project/initiative should be part of a course offered in the semester
  • No restriction in terms of years of service or age


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DetailsExcellent Assessment Practices Award focuses recognising the efforts and expertise of UNIMAS academics in designing and implementing innovative assessment practices which are not confined to the conventional assessment methods of mid-term tests and final exams. Submission for this category should demonstrate the effective use of alternative assessments (Examples: e-Portfolios, collaborative testing, peer/self-assessments, learning logs, journals, observations) in the design of rubrics as well as documenting students' progress and performance.

Eligibility
  • Full-time Lecturers/Instructors at UNIMAS (Permanent/Contract)
  • Nomination can be done individually or as a group
  • Nominated project/initiative should be part of a course offered in the semester
  • No restriction in terms of years of service or age


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Useful Resources

Nominees are advised to refer to the following resources when preparing the nomination portfolio:

Your nomination portfolio should document the project/initiative for the selected award by focusing on the following:
  • Description of the project/iniative (E.g. Task sheets, rubrics, flow of implementation)
  • Evidences of implementation (E.g. Photos, videos, logs)
  • Students' Feedback and Evaluation - students' evaluation of your project/initative/approach
  • Evidences of Impact on Students - Refer to Impact and Engagement Reporting tab
The teaching philosophy statement is where nominees can express their teaching and educational leadership beliefs, why they hold these beliefs, and how they put them into practice. The statement is an important opportunity for the adjudicators to hear the nominee’s own voice. Philosophy statements should be written in first-person and genuinely reflect nominees' beliefs. Claims made in the philosophy statement should be substantiated in other parts of the dossier and aligned with evidence throughout.


The Guidelines

The award committee at faculty and PPPU level should adhere to the guidelines provided: