Excellence in Teaching International Studies Prize


The British International Studies Association (BISA) invites and welcome nominations from BISA members for the Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies. 
The aim of the award is to recognise individual staff or teams of staff who have contributed to the positive learning experience of students in International Studies, to raise the profile of learning and teaching activity in International Studies in the higher education sector, and to contribute to the dissemination of best practice in teaching and learning among BISA members.  
The award winner will be decided by the BISA Learning and Teaching Subcommittee. The winner will be formally announced and the award will be presented at the BISA annual conference, followed by publication on the BISA website.

Guidelines for submission

Individuals and teams are invited to nominate themselves or colleagues for the award. The deadline for application is 4:00pm on 29th March 2019. A brief covering letter, nomination statements and supporting evidence should be submitted electronically to the BISA office. Departments are asked to encourage and support outstanding teachers to apply for this award.
Nominations should be accompanied by a brief covering letter, a statement of case, and supporting evidence. The statement of case should not exceed 2,000 words in total and should provide explanation and evidence of any of the following:
  • positive contributions to learning and teaching
  • use of innovative teaching strategies
  • meeting the needs of the diverse student population 
  • sharing of good teaching practice with colleagues
  • stimulating independent learning and critical thinking
The committee is particularly interested to hear about innovative teaching practices and their impact on the learning experience among students of International Studies. Supporting evidence should also be submitted to clearly demonstrate the outcomes of the good teaching practice. Such evidence may include recent formal and informal feedback from students or peer review, student testimonials, a short statement of support from a colleague, or details of relevant publications and conference papers. Supporting materials should not exceed four sides of A4.

Conditions of the Award

The award winner(s) will be expected to present a paper on their teaching innovation at the BISA annual conference and to collect their prize at the conference. The winner(s) will also be required to write an article max 500 words to be published on the BISA website summarising their award-winning teaching activities. The article must be submitted electronically to the BISA office within one month of the presentation of the award.
British International Studies Association
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