Information about Plymouth's scheme is available here:
It awards prizes to student reps as well as staff and has been running for several years.
Perhaps because awards are across a range of categories - and very much not just about lecturing as a performance - we have not observed the diversity issues alluded to below, although I can see that this could potentially be an issue as there is substantial evidence that student evaluations favour men.
One of my favourite elements of the scheme here - run entirely by our SU - is the development of an 'Excellent teaching Guide' (available at the link above) which is based on the information in the nominations.
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From: Online forum for SEDA, the Staff & Educational Development Association [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jason Davies
Sent: 16 May 2016 16:27
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Subject: Re: Student nominated Teacher Awards
UCL has had these for several years now (http://uclu.org/representation/education/student-choice-teaching-awards).
The entire thing is student-led and run.
However, this year's winners were virtually all men and were not representative generally of UCL's very international mix, so people were worrying about bias in evaluation processes (essentially, students favouring white men) -- I don't think it's controversial to say that happens.
UCL has no role in it apart from organising the awards (along with our Provost's Teaching Awards, which is self-nomination and judged by a panel from across the university) and funding the prizes -- why don't you ask your students to come up with their own criteria?;)
Interested to hear what others think so do please do the usual collation.
On 16 May 2016, at 16:05, Sarah Edwards wrote:
> Apologies if this subject has ‘done the rounds’ before, but do any
> members have experience of staff being nominated for Teaching Awards
> by students?
> We are considering these around various categories, but wondered if
> members had positive/negative feedback about such schemes and defining
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