This handbook has been produced to guide teams who are interested in applying for the DELTA Award. The handbook explains why the DELTA Award is important for teams and for the sector, it highlights the benefits of achieving a DELTA Award, it outlines the application process associated with the Award and it provides details of where colleagues interested in applying for the Award can find more information.
The national learning impact awards, co-ordinated through the National Forum, aim to support institutional efforts to promote, learn from and extend the reach of excellent practice in teaching and learning across all disciplines. Ireland has three learning impact awards, the student-led Teaching Hero Awards were completed in September 2014 and 2016, and one institution-led Teaching Expert Awards was initiated and presented in 2015. The third national learning impact award type, the discipline-focused DELTA Award. was prsented in 2017. This document describes the process and criteria for the Teaching \expert Awards.
Key Elements of Delta Award
Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA)
Enhancing and transforming teaching and learning within disciplines
Phase 3 of Ireland’s national learning impact awards (discipline-focused)
The Teaching Hero Awards learning impact awards were first launched in January 2014. The awards are run in partnership with the Union of students of Ireland (USI). Students can nominate their teaching hero by completing an online nomination form, which includes the reasons why a staff member is a teaching hero as well as the impact this has had on the students teaching and learning experience. The campaign is run locally by the student’s union office within each institution.