Launch of the National Academy's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Picture of the certificate and prizes presented at the National Academy¿s Awards The National Academy has kick-started the new year with the launch of its 2010 National Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

The National Awards programme honours exemplary teachers who are also innovative researchers in higher education in Ireland. The awards are intended to recognise teaching accomplishments and to promote public recognition and celebration of the teaching profession.

Five awards of €5,000 each will be made in 2010 and senior managers of the 38 HEIs linked to the National Academy are invited to submit up to three nominations in relation to individuals or groups of staff members. All levels or categories of staff (Professor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Assistant Lecturer, full-time, part-time etc) are eligible for nomination and applicants should not self-nominate.

Nomination form and full details of the awards programme are available on the National Academy website www.nairtl.ie/awards. The closing date for receipt of nominations is 21st May 2010.