Academic staff members gear up for ITEA 2015

Annette Willemse -- Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:52

Academic staff members gear up for ITEA 2015

It is said that the aim of every teacher should be, to not simply impart his/her own views, but to ignite minds with knowledge and insight. In light of this, 11 academic staff members from the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) have signed up for the annual Institutional Teaching Excellence Awards (ITEA).

Through their participation in this endeavour, they will further develop and enhance their teaching skills and practices. 

ITEA is aimed at encouraging full-time academic members of staff, involved in teaching at the University, to further hone their skills and to give evidence-driven demonstrations that their teaching practices adhere excellently to sound outcomes-based teaching principles. These principles should result in effective learning within the higher education sector.

As an award the ITEA process recognizes that an academic member of staff already attained the status of excellent university teaching and the award serves as a mechanism of acknowledging this excellence. The process furthermore offers opportunities to academic members of staff to improve their teaching practices optimally through scheduled workshops and guidance by experienced academic advisors and an academic peer from within the same field of study as the participant.

There are two ITEA categories, namely: Emerging Teaching Excellence Award (ETEA), and the Teaching Excellence Award (TEA). The following staff members will take part in ITEA 2015:

Emerging Teaching Excellence Award (ETEA)

  • Naomi du Plessis, Faculty of Humanities: School of Languages
  • Zandri Dickason, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology: School of Economic Sciences
  • Rita Diedericks Klonaridis, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology: School of Economic Sciences
  • Luzaan Hamilton, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology: School of Economic Sciences
  • Lana Harmse, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology: School of Accounting Sciences
  • Olive Stumke, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology: School of Accounting Sciences

Teaching Excellence Award (TEA)

  • Dr Chrisna Botha-Ravyse, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology: School of Economic Sciences
  • Anneke Butler, Faculty of Humanities: School of Languages
  • Dr Elize Küng, Faculty of Humanities: School of Educational Sciences
  • Dr Johan Steytler, Faculty of Humanities: School of Behavioural Sciences
  • Dr Diana Viljoen, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology: School of Economic Sciences