T&L Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement

Teaching Excellence Award Scheme

The Teaching Excellence Award Scheme (TEAS) aims to recognise, reward and promote excellence in teaching at the University. Under the Scheme, there are four categories of awards, viz. University Distinguished Teaching Award, Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA), Early Career Teaching Award (ECTA) and Teaching Innovation Award (TIA). Besides individual awards, both OTA and TIA comprise team awards to recognise and encourage collaborative effort and achievement in enhancing teaching and learning. Further information about the Scheme and previous award winners are accessible at the University's Teaching and Learning website.

The deadline for application in 2023 is November 30, 2023. For details, please refer to the call circular from the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) dated May 4, 2023.

UGC Teaching Award

The UGC Teaching Award was introduced in 2011 to honour staff in the higher education sector who excel in teaching, and to signal the importance attached by the UGC to quality teaching and learning. The Scheme this year consists of three categories: (1) General Faculty Members (open to individuals only); (2) Early Career Faculty Members (open to individuals only); and (3) Collaborative Teams. Each university is invited to submit no more than three nominations in total, with no more than one nomination in each Award category. For Team nominations, teams with member from more than one UGC-funded universities are welcome. For details, please refer to the University's T&L website: https://tl.hku.hk/staff/ugc-teaching-award/.

The University is very glad that its teachers' deep dedication and outstanding contributions in enhancing student learning are well recognised in the sector. The following teachers were honoured with the UGC Teaching Awards:

  • Mr. David L. Bishop of the Faculty of Business and Economics in 2023
  • Dr. Yeewan Koon of the Faculty of Arts in 2021
  • Professor David F.K. Wong of the Faculty of Social Sciences in 2021
  • Mr. David Lee of the Faculty of Business and Economics in 2020
  • The Common Core@HKU: Transdisciplinarity-in-Action Team, led by Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (Director of Common Core) with Dr. Xiao Hu (Faculty of Education), Professor Gina Marchetti (Faculty of Arts), Mr. Mathew Pryor (Faculty of Architecture) and Dr. Julian Tanner (Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine) as team members in 2019
  • Dr. Michael Botelho of the Faculty of Dentistry in 2015
  • Mr. John Lin of the Faculty of Architecture in 2014
  • Dr. David Pomfret of the Faculty of Arts in 2012
  • Professor Rick Glofcheski of the Faculty of Law in 2011 (inaugural)

In addition, very positive feedback has been received from the UGC on other nominees over the years.