Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Why recognising and rewarding excellent teaching in universities matters for students
Denise Chalmers

Last modified: 08-05-2018

Abstract


There is greater focus on the quality of higher education teaching and how we reward and recognize excellent teaching. There are questions from governments about the quality of teaching and a desire to identify excellence. In Australia and beyond, higher education institutions have been working towards clarifying their criteria and expectations of what constitutes excellent teaching. They are reviewing their policies and practices to enable their excellent teachers to access development and support so they might be rewarded through promotion. An inceasing number of universities and higher education institutions are now promoting their excellent teachers through to professor level. This is important not just for the academics and teachers themselves, but for the quality of education that students receive.


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