This information webinar will provide details on the application and review process for the National Forum Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Awards. DELTA Awards are presented to discipline groups who can demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and learning enhancement and who commit to an ongoing, clearly articulated, shared process of continued enhancement. The DELTA Award process aims to facilitate recognition at a discipline level and to bring good practice to a wider audience, as an essential part of valuing teaching and learning within higher education communities.
The DELTA Awards were first presented in 2018 to 11 discipline groups across seven higher education institutions. Following a review of the National Forum awards structure in 2019 by the National Professional Development Advisory Group, it was decided that a non-competitive, rolling call for the DELTA Awards would be most suitable, putting discipline groups in a position to work towards an Award at a time and pace that suits them. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts, including student representation, and there will be no limit on the number of teams that can receive an Award in any given round. All teams who are found by the panel to fulfil the criteria will be deemed eligible for the DELTA Award. The deadline for the first intake of this rolling Award is scheduled for 1 December, with decision by 31 March 2021.