The Teaching Awards policy was instituted in 2012 to recognise excellent teaching practices of Associate Faculty members (AFs). In 2019, the SUSS Teaching & Learning (T&L) Committee approved an updated policy applicable to both AFs and full-time Faculty. The updated policy implemented from January 2020 supersedes the 2012 policy, with award recipients being recognised at the Faculty Appreciation Event (FAE) 2020 and beyond.
Both AFs and full-time Faculty will be eligible to be considered for the SUSS Award for Teaching Excellence (hereafter also termed “Teaching Award” in this page). External vendors will also be considered for the Teaching Award if they have undertaken the required training established for AFs. The following must be fulfilled for a staff to be eligible for the Teaching Award:
The list of eligible staff is further filtered to exclude those who are in the 2-year rest period. This includes
The nomination and selection process requires shortlisted candidates to submit a two-page teaching narrative (see Annex A) to TLC, after they have been invited to do so via email. The self-nomination component is mandatory for shortlisted candidates to be considered for the Teaching Award. The narratives will be judged by a peer panel1 using adaptive comparative judgement (ACJ). TLC will then apply the minimum judging threshold and allot the number of awards assigned to each School/College.
The number of awards is computed based on a 1:70 award to staff ratio with a minimum of one (1) Teaching Award per School/College.
The Teaching Award will comprise a certificate and a cash prize of S$1,500. The former will be presented to recipients at the annual Faculty Appreciation Event (FAE), while the cash quantum will be credited to their bank accounts within 30 days from the FAD. SUSS will also publicly acknowledge the award recipients by announcing them on TLC's website, under the section - SUSS Award for Teaching Excellence.
Recipients of the Teaching Awards may be invited to:
Teaching Award recipients may also be:
Introduced in 2021, the SUSS Award for Teaching Excellence - Honourable Mention Certificate will be awarded to AFs or full-time Faculty who are shortlisted by their respective Deans/ Directors and have submitted their self-narratives. This Certificate recognises and celebrates outstanding teaching performance, and there is no rest period or quantum.
The Certificate will be presented to recipients at the annual Faculty Appreciation Event (FAE).
Introduced in 2023, the Innovation in Pedagogy Award (IPA) is a special award categorised under the SUSS Award for Teaching Excellence. The IPA serves to recognise and celebrate effective innovative pedagogical practices that have been introduced into a course or classroom, individually or as a team.
IPA Eligiblity Criteria
The following criteria must be fulfilled for one to be eligible to apply for the IPA:
Note: Nomination for the IPA is different from the nomination for the Teaching Award. An applicant can apply for both the IPA and the Teaching Award (if invited - see Section 3: Teaching Awards Nomination and Selection Process) in the same nomination exercise.
IPA Selection Process and Evaluation Criteria
All SUSS full-time Faculty and Associate Faculty are invited to apply for the IPA. Applicants have to submit a two-page narrative (see Annex B) of the innovative pedagogy with supporting artefacts to TLC via email. The self-nomination component is mandatory, and narratives will initially be reviewed by a shortlisting panel for appropriateness. The shortlisted applications will then be reviewed by a judging panel before being approved by the peer panel1.
IPA Award Value
IPA recipients will receive a certificate and cash prize.
Obligatory Requirements of IPA Recipients
Recipients of the IPA would be required to share their innovative pedagogical designs in at least two of the following categories:
IPA recipients may also be featured in SUSS / Schools' / Centres' promotional materials, which may include video interviews.
For more information and instructions on the preparation and submission of Teaching Award self-narratives, please click here.
For more information and instructions on the preparation and submission of IPA self-narratives, please click here.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here.
1The peer panel comprises selected academics and management staff.