Launched in 2014/15 academic year, HSUHK Teaching Excellence Awards (formerly named as HSMC Teaching Excellence Awards) are established to recognise and reward distinguished teachers of the University who have demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching, dedication to continuous improvement in pedagogy, and made a distinguished contribution to teaching. The Awards will be presented annually to distinguished teachers.
All full-time academic staff members (professorial and teaching staff) who (i) have taught at least three classes within two regular semesters (excluding the summer term) in an academic year; (ii) have taught for a continuous period of at least 2 years in HSUHK; and (iii) whose annual average satisfaction score and annual average performance score in the Students’ Feedback on Modules and Teaching Questionnaire reach 5.0 in two consecutive years, are eligible for applying for the Awards. The full-time academic staff members who do not meet the above requirements are also welcome to apply.
All part-time academic staff members who (i) have taught at least two regular semesters (excluding the summer term) in the past two consecutive years in HSUHK and (ii) whose average satisfaction score and average performance score in the Students’ Feedback on Modules and Teaching Questionnaire of each semester in the past two consecutive years reach 5.0, are eligible for applying for the Awards.
Special Note for the 2020/21 Round
Since the Students’ Feedback on Modules and Teaching Questionnaire was not conducted in the Semester 2, AY 2019/20, and the Academic Board has decided that the scores of the Students’ Feedback on Modules and Teaching Questionnaire for AY 2020/21 would not be kept in the personnel record of Academic Staff, applicants are free to choose whether to include the Questionnaire results in their teaching portfolio.
Applicants are required to prepare a reflective statement of 2 to 3 pages outlining their teaching philosophy, practices and goals, for submission to the Selection Panel for consideration. The reflective statement may also include details about their accomplishment, such as new teaching methods and innovative classroom techniques they developed.
Applicants are also encouraged to submit a simple teaching portfolio to the Selection Panel. The portfolio may contain (i) module outlines or sample of teaching materials from current and last academic year to demonstrate organisation and clarity in presentation; (ii) sample assessments from current and last academic year to demonstrate student learning quality that facilitate students’ continuous improvement; and (iii) evidence on the achievement of module intended learning outcomes.
For details about the Awards, please refer to the Guidelines for the HSUHK Teaching Excellence Awards and the Guidelines for the HSUHK Teaching Excellence Awards for Part-time Teachers. (HSUHK log-in required)
Due to the special arrangements of online and mixed-mode teaching and students’ feedback questionnaire in the past two years, the Guidelines serve as a reference only for the 2020/21 Round.
The results of the HSUHK Teaching Excellence Awards:
The results of the HSMC Teaching Excellence Awards: