Oct. 9, 2017

Innovative Keele University academic shortlisted in prestigious awards

An academic at Keele University – Dr Russell Crawford – has been nominated in the ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ category at the national Times Higher Education Awards 2017. He is one of only six academics in the UK to be nominated for this prestigious award.

Dr Crawford is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Medicine at Keel University, as well as being an Academic Staff Developer in Keele’s Learning and Professional Development Centre.  

Speaking about his nomination, Dr Crawford says, “Innovation in teaching and high-quality learning are two sides of the same coin at Keele. It is a fantastic feeling to be recognised in such a prestigious way as an innovative teacher and a real joy that this recognition stems from the most fun and deeply personal aspects of my teaching practice.”

The Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, Professor Trevor McMillan, enthuses, “We really pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching at Keele, and we are extremely proud of Russell’s ever-growing list of achievements in this area. In 2014 he won the prestigious Keele Excellence in Teaching Award, with students citing the impact his practice had on transforming their learning. Russell’s sustained excellence in teaching has resulted in eight years of recurrent teaching excellence nominations, two nominations for the Keele student-led teaching awards (2015 and 2017) and he has twice been runner-up for Professional of the Year and New Academic Tutor in the Keele widening participation awards (2016 and 2017).”

Known as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, these are the 13th annual Times Higher Education Awards. The winners will be announced on Thursday 30th November 2017.

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Content added on 9th October 2017. 

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