Education Team Award
The Education Team Award was created to reward and enhance cooperation in teams for the benefit of education (innovation).
The Director of Education of each faculty will nominate one team for the award. Each year TU Delft appoints one winner of the Education Team Award. This awarded team will receive a grant of 10,000 euro to spend on (the cooperation in) education innovation(s).
Every year Rob Mudde, Vice-Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education, and Annoesjka Cabo, Academic Director Teaching Academy invite the Director of Education to nominate one education team of their faculty by sending in a concise nomination document. Besides this nomination, when relevant, you are allowed to also nominate one interfaculty team.
The deadline for the nominations is Friday, 30 June 2023. A selection committee will assess all nominations on the basis of assessment criteria and the nomination document. They will select one winning team.
- 30 June 2023: Deadline nominations by the Director of Education.
- End of September: Selection committee meeting to discuss the nomination documents.
- Beginning of October: Education Team Event - Top 3 will be announced.
- 9 November 2023 TU Delft Education Day: Official announcement of the winner of the Education Team Award.
A Selection Committee carries out Education Team Award assessment. Their decisions are based on a list of assessment criteria and the nomination document about the teams.
- With a team, an educational initiative* was set up & implemented that made a positive contribution to the development of students/ lecturers and possibly to the organisation/society.
- The team, in which scientific staff is respresented, consists of at least three members and is preferably diverse (in roles, in function and/or in expertise, scientific and support).
- The cooperation in the team has evidently contributed to the impact and quality of the initiative.
- The educational initiative has been realised in a systematic and well-founded manner and/or contributes to the systematic and well-founded renewal of education.
- The team has clear ideas for the continuous innovation/improvement/reinforcement in education.
- The initiative can act as an example for other educational innovators.
*By educational initiative, we mean initiatives for the benefit of education in the broad sense. This can be an educational product but also, for example, an innovative way of cooperating that benefits education.
The nomination document
The criteria mentioned above should be accounted for in a nomination document containing:
Part 1. Brief summary of the reason for the nomination
Part 2. The description of the diverse team
Part 3. The impact of the educational initiative
Part 4. Showing the systematic & well-founded way
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the detailed nomination document to be filled in by the Director of Education.
The Selection Committee consists of the Vice-Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education, the Academic Director of the Teaching Academy, the previous TU Delft Lecturer of the Year, the teamlead of the previous Education Team of the Year, Board member of ORAS, Board member of Lijst Beta, Board member of De Partij, Chairperson/Secretary of Study Association Council (SVR, studentenverenigingenraad).
They will select one nominee for the Education Team Award on the basis of the criteria and nomination document mentioned above.
PUCH | Pre-University Chemistry MOOC Team
Our team was formed bottom-up. The nice thing about this is that in this way you only have people in your team who are intrinsically motivated to work on the project. Rather than when people are assigned to be part of a team. It was basically everybody’s own choice whether or not to join.― Robin de Kruijff, Assistant Professor and team member
PRIME: Programme of Innovation in Mathematics Education
Our goal is to improve mathematics education across faculties. One of the nicest things about PRIME is that everything we make and do is a result of a collaboration between lecturers, researchers and students. PRIME develops lecture materials that teachers can use in the class. And we also make tools for students to help them better understand the link between maths and engineering.― Tom Vroegrijk, Team Captain
Nanobiology Transdisciplinary Research Program
The Corona research super project has developed an interdisciplinary project where students with different backgrounds could do research about the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s success led to creating a new nanobiology transdisciplinary minor. Our team consists of teachers, students and educational specialists from the TU Delft and Erasmus who worked on conjoint projects. One thing that stands out is everyone really listens to each other and builds on each other’s ideas; it’s truly collaborative and transdisciplinary in how we are building the minor. It is a great example of education convergence between TU Delft, Erasmus University and Medical Center.― Johanna Colgrove, Team Captain
CSETT: Computer Science & Engineering Teaching Team
We were founded in 2017 to survive the tsunami year of 863 first year computer science students. What is special about our team is that after surviving our tsunami year, we were able to bring a lot more quality to our courses and teaching in general. We are really proud that we cannot only work within the team but we can also work with all the teachers within the department.― Andy Zaidman, Team Captain