The AKU Teachers’ Academy
A Recognition of Teaching Excellence
Situated within QTL_net, the purpose of establishing a Teachers’ Academy (TA) at AKU is to:
Reward and Recognise Excellence in Teaching
Develop a Community of Practice of Teaching Leaders
Enhance Interdisciplinary Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Create a Pool of Peer Mentors to Enhance Teaching
The Teachers Academy is ‘of and for faculty’. This is the first interdisciplinary Academy in the developing world, which is made up of outstanding AKU teachers, who are recognized for their contributions to teaching and learning in higher education.
Building on the Communities of Practice ethos of the Network of Quality, Teaching and Learning (QTL_net), the key principles that will drive the TA (and hence membership) are:
Recognition of Teaching Excellence
Focus on being interdisciplinary and university-wide;
Ensuring transparent and standard criterion-based membership;
Growing the membership slowly and keeping it ‘high profile’ and prestigious;
Enabling synergy between QTL_net and TA activities through mentorship services by members.
Inaugural Call for Membership
The launch of the inaugural call for the Teachers’ Academy membership held virtually on September 22, 2020. Please visit the link below to know further details on the inaugural call for membership. The deadline for the final submission of applications is November 20, 2020.