The Economics Network

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Economics Network Awards 2021

The Economics Network awards will be announced at a special event later in September. Many thanks to everyone who entered a nomination.

Best paper in the International Review of Economics Education

The editors of the International Review of Economics Education have awarded the 2021 best paper to Julien Picault (UBC Okanagan) for his paper ‘The economic instructor’s toolbox’.

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Economics Education

This award is given to someone who is mid-career in recognition of something particularly innovative in their teaching or a sustained commitment to improving pedagogy.

Criteria

This winner of this award will demonstrate a sustained and outstanding contribution to economics education beyond their own teaching. The judging panel will be looking for individuals who possess the following qualities:

  • a positive impact on the economics teaching community;
  • a demonstrable impact on students’ learning and interest in economics

This is likely to be demonstrated on the basis of a number of activities — examples are:

  • establishing innovative new programmes;
  • research and publications;
  • use and sharing of innovative teaching methods;
  • support and mentoring of others.

Nominations must include a supporting statement of no more than 600 words each and should explicitly show how the individual meets the criteria for the award. Self-nominations are welcome, but must include a statement from an identified colleague, whom the panel may contact for further information. The panel will favour applications which clearly demonstrate how the individual’s contribution is exceptional and those which give detailed examples and/or evidence.

The deadline for nominations was Friday 27 August.

Best new lecturer award

This award is given to someone who is under four years in post and who has shown commitment to improving pedagogy.

Criteria

The winner of this award will be in the first four years of a teaching post and should show promise of a significant contribution to economics education. The judging panel will be looking for individuals who:

  • inspire and encourage students’ interest in economics;
  • challenge and motivate students towards academic excellence;
  • engage and disseminate their work to the economics community both within and outside their institution.

This is likely to be demonstrated on the basis of a number of activities — examples are:

  • designing a module in an interesting way;
  • innovative use of technology in teaching;
  • inspiring students and/or colleagues;
  • sharing methods and examples through workshops, conferences, research.

Nominations must include a supporting statement of no more than 600 words each and should explicitly show how the individual meets the criteria for the award. Self-nominations are welcome, but must include a statement from an identified colleague, whom the panel may contact for further information. The panel will favour applications which clearly demonstrate how the individual’s contribution is exceptional and those which give detailed examples and/or evidence.

The deadline for nominations was Friday 27 August.

Special commendations for economics lecturers, 2021

The Economics Network is immensely proud and humbled by the efforts and dedication of the economics teaching community across UK universities in addressing the challenges of teaching and student support during the pandemic. We would like to celebrate the work of colleagues across the country by highlighting and honouring some of the most notable and innovative ways in which economics lecturers have responded to this unprecedented challenge.

Please send nominations of individuals or teams for special mention on our dedicated webpage highlighting the most impressive achievements in economics teaching during the pandemic. Please include a brief description of their contribution and why you think it is worthy of special commendation. Nominations must include a supporting statement of no more than 600 words each and should explicitly show how the individual has made a noteworthy contribution in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This could include innovative teaching and assessment or outstanding support and pastoral care of students/colleagues.

Self-nominations are welcome, but must include a statement from an identified colleague, whom the panel may contact for further information. The panel will favour applications which clearly demonstrate how the individual’s contribution is exceptional and those which give detailed examples and/or evidence.

The deadline for nominations was Friday 27 August.