Suggest Good Teacher-award recipients!

The Student Union of Tampere University appreciates the quality of teaching, the willingness of teachers to improve their courses and being student friendly. TREY’s goal is to reward faculty members widely in the community. As such the student union honors exceptional members of the teaching faculty with awards. The Good teacher -award is given with the Foundation of Tampere University and the Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology. From now on the this yearly award will be gifted to three members of the teaching faculty.

The executive board of TREY has decided to confirm the guidelines according to which the Good Teacher- award is given out. According to these guidelines the task force responsible for deciding the recipients of this award has opened the suggestion for students and associations of the student union. The suggestions can be made from 6th to 20th of August via this JotForm: The suggestions should be clear and justified well. In addition we hope that all the questions asked in the form are filled. In addition to the responses you can leave an open letter about the recipient, if you so please.

The Good Teacher-award’s recipients are not limited based on campus. The award can be given to any person who is part of the teaching faculty. There will be three recipients of the award which consists of the 2000 euro stipend awarded by the University of Tampere Foundation and Industrial Research Fund at TUT. In addition the award includes a caricature drawing to the Good Teacher-walls on each campus. The stipends are given out by TREY on the award ceremony in September and the caricatures are published in the student unions annual celebration in October. The general criteria of the award are

  • The variety of teaching methods and tools
  • The accessibility of the education
  • Motivating students and
  • The interactivity of the teaching situations

Due to the unusual situation and the changes relating to it, this year TREY wants to reward teachers who have been exceptional in facilitating distance learning. As such the task force has decided that the year 2020 ‘s special criteria for the award is “Facilitating distance learning in a way that supports and encourages students”. During the selection process we will take into account the three focus areas of the Tampere University: technology, health and society.

More information about the award and making the suggestions
Tiia Virtanen, TREYs Specialist in Educational Affairs, +35840 713 0077, TG: @treytiia