SEDA Educational Development Initiative of the Year Award

Overview
SEDA is sponsoring an annual award which recognises and promotes important initiatives in educational development within and/or across further and higher education institutions. The initiative must involve cross-institutional and/or inter-institutional collaboration, including staff with specific roles in educational development as well as academic staff. It must involve staff from other support services wherever possible (e.g. learning technologists, information and library specialists, careers staff etc). The initiative must also demonstrate evidence of impact on the student and/or staff experience which has led to positive outcomes in an important aspect of student learning, teaching and assessment and which has the potential to be adapted and transferred to other contexts/institutions. The first round is in 2018 and the deadline for applications to the SEDA Office is August 31, 2018.

Eligibility
Eligible initiatives must demonstrate all the following characteristics:

  • Applications will be accepted either from single institutions or from partnerships of institutions. The main or lead institution must have full SEDA membership.
  • The initiative must involve cross-institutional and/or inter-institutional collaboration, including staff with specific roles in educational development as well as academic staff. It must have involved staff from other support services wherever possible (e.g. learning technologists, information and library specialists, careers staff etc).
  • Initiatives must formally agree to follow the process and conditions outlined below if shortlisted.

Assessment criteria
Applications will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Practical and theoretical contribution to important challenges or issues in learning, teaching and assessment in post-compulsory education.
  • Evidence of positive impact on the staff and/or student experience relating to specific areas of learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Sustainability and potential for further development.
  • Potential to transfer the ideas and approaches to other subject areas and institutions. 

Shortlisting and final judging
Written applications will be shortlisted against the criteria by the SEDA Conference Committee.

Three shortlisted applications will deliver a poster and presentation (as part of a keynote session) to the November SEDA Conference and the overall winner will be selected at the conference by a panel comprising:

  • Chair - nominated by Conference Committee, plus
  • One nominated member from each of the main SEDA Committees: Executive; PDF; Services and Enterprise; Papers; Educational Developments; and Scholarship and Research.

Outcomes
The winning initiative will receive:

  • 2 free places at the next SEDA Conference (to cover full conference fees and subsistence, but not travel to/from the conference venue).
  • Feature in Educational Developments.
  • Certificate of achievement.

Each of the two runners-up will receive:

  • Certificate of achievement.
  • Feature in Educational Developments

 

 

Please complete the application & return it to the SEDA office by noon on Friday 31st August.

  



 




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