Teaching Awards in Higher Education: A Qualitative Study of Motivation and Outcomes

Seppala, Nina and Smith, Charlotte Lucy (2019) Teaching Awards in Higher Education: A Qualitative Study of Motivation and Outcomes. Studies in Higher Education . ISSN 0307-5079

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1593349

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Whilst teaching awards have become an established practice in higher education, important questions remain about their effectiveness in recognizing high-quality teaching, with recent research suggesting that they may have dysfunctional consequences. We investigate how awards influence recipients and non-recipients and propose that the potential of teaching awards is mediated by career stage, focus and performance. We also make recommendations for how teaching awards can contribute to a culture of teaching enhancement beyond the recognition of individual practice. In this way, we contribute to knowledge about teaching awards by showing how teaching awards can be designed and used to recognize teaching practice while limiting their dysfunctional outcomes.

Keywords:Teaching awards, Motivation, Reward and recognition, Teaching quality, Organizational culture
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N210 Management Techniques
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:35258
Deposited On:11 Apr 2019 10:10

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