Last week, I received the teaching prize for “Best Lecture 2019” for my “Introduction to Comparative Politics” lecture. The prize is awarded annually by the Politics Society at the Political Science Department of Leibniz University Hannover in the categories “Best Seminar” and “Best Lecture”. I am very grateful for the award (especially given that my lecture took place Fridays at 8am…) and look forward to ‘defending’ it next year.
Following the completion of my first teaching certificate a few years ago, I have now successfully completed my ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice‘ (PGCAP) that I started during my time at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in early 2017. The PGCAP is based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and equips holders with the skills needed to provide high-quality teaching and learning. The certificate (being equivalent to 60/180 credits or 1/3 of a UK Masters degree) furthermore now qualifies me for an upgraded membership status in the Higher Education Academy (HEA) as ‘Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – FHEA‘.
The new SAGE Research Methods Video collection went live today, currently featuring 276 videos on the theory and practice of a variety of methodological approach. It also includes two videos that I filmed for SAGE in May 2015:
While accessing the video itself requires a subscription, the transcript is freely available to all users. You can find out more about my videos here; the whole video collection is available at http://methods.sagepub.com/video.
From 28 May to 7 June, I will work as a teaching assistant at the UCL Global Citizenship Programme. In the pilot of this two-week programme, first-year undergraduate students will have the opportunity to take courses connected to UCL’s “Grand Challenges” – I will be involved with the course on Intercultural Interaction which focusses on the Danube.
In connection with our doctoral workshop on qualitative research interviews my colleague Erin Marie Saltman and I have been nominated for the UCL Provost’s Teaching Award 2012-2013 (Category B – Team Collaboration and Achievement in Teaching). Since 2007, UCL presents these awards to staff who are making outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of UCL students. Hereby, staff are nominated by the Deans of individual faculties in collaboration with the heads of departments.
We are grateful for the support we have received for our workshop which recently found its continuation in a workshop on mixed methods-approaches in political science, and happy to be nominated for this award.