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July 01, 2016
Writing about web page https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/teaching_learning/wate
This year's winners and commendees of the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) and Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates who Teach (WATE PGR) have been announced!
See the WATE website for full details on Warwick's fantastic colleagues and postgraduate tutors who are transforming learning and teaching for all our students.
October 23, 2015
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/wate_pgr_winners_1415
The winners and commendees of this year's Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (PGR) habe just been announced. Congratulations to the winners and commendees who reflect the excellent teaching practice offered to our students.
To read more see: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/wate_pgr_winners_1415
September 29, 2015
The History Department has traditionally used a mixed feedback strategy, providing written comments on formative student work throughout the year, followed by a 15 minute face to face essay tutorial. For summative feedback, written comment is provided on both essays and exams electronically via Tabula, providing brief comments and two or three 'ways to improve'. However, as a consequence of dramatically increasing student numbers, this strategy has come under strain. The departmental teaching fellows often teach 6-7 groups of 15 students per group on the same module. This means that they face not only marking 90+ essays within the allotted 20 days but also organising essay feedback sessions of 15 minutes each (22.5 hours!)
So, the Department are discussing alternative manageable feedback strategies and would welcome comments and suggestions. These are our thoughts so far:
- the minimum expectation is that formative essays will be marked within the 20 days and returned to students. Students will then be offered the chance for a face to face tutorial outside the 20 day window, but these will not be compulsory as in the past
- summative feedback will remain the same
- there will be a wider variety of feedback strategies in addition to, or instead of the written comments: audio feedback inserted into pdfs or word documents; annotated essays using track changes/comments; peer feedback in seminars; generic essay tutorials in class after the submission of a piece of work making general points about how the whole cohort tackled the assignment and ways to improve; adoption of forms/boxes to tick against marking criteria
We will discuss these strategies with our students but welcome any thoughts in our on-going discussions.
July 23, 2015
Writing about web page http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/warwick/performanceAs discussions about the Teaching Excellence framework get underway this summer, it is pleasing to note that 17 Departments at Warwick have been ranked in the top ten for their disciplines in the Complete University Guide 2016: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/warwick/performance
November 02, 2013
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/funding/watepgr/2013/
Congratulations to the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate Research students Winners and Commendees.
This year we received over 130 nominations (a 30% increase on last year), with students from every faculty being nominated.
The winners will recieve £500 and commendees £200, to spend on their research or teaching activities. All nominees have been sent a congratulatory letter from the PVC for Education Jan Palmowski.
The awardees wil be presented their certificates at the Teaching Excellence Award ceremony on Wednesday November 6th. This is being hosted by Provost Professor Stuart Croft, and the PVC's for Education, Professors Christina Hughes and Jan Palmowski.
Selin Cooper - Life Sciences
|Owen Daniel - Mathematics
Maria Kaparou - Education
Simon Parker - WBS
Victoria Turner - French
Steven Wright - Computer Science
Find out about the winners' and commendees' excellent teaching at
June 05, 2013
Writing about web page http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/annual-conference/sessions
This year the 9th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy is coming to the University of Warwick. Visit the HEA website to take a look at the programme and to register.
January 08, 2013
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/wate2013_open
Nominations for this year's Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open. To find out more visit: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/wate2013_open
November 30, 2012
September 04, 2012
Writing about web page http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/tdg/departmental
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/watepgr_winners
There were over 100 entries for the new Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence PGR section. The five worth winners, who will receive prize money of £500 are:
David Lees - French
Samantha Lyle - Sociology
Adam Slavny - Law
Paul Whitehouse - English
Rebecca Wills - Chemistry
The five commendees who will each receive £200 are:
Adrienne Davies - Life Sciences
Martin Moore - History
Luke Taylor - MOAC and WMS
Andrew Tyler - Philosophy
Owen Weetch - Film Studies