National Awards For Best University Teachers

The Best University Teacher Award (BUTA) was established to recognize outstanding teachers, and incentivize all faculty members to enhance their pedagogical skills. It is open to BPS, TTS, and contract faculty from public as well as private universities, and comes with a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 100,000.

Recently, the BUTA program, its funding, scope, and selection criteria were reviewed internally in HEC wherein it was observed that the purpose of awards and prizes should be to incentivize desirable actions. A different set of awards criteria, based on indicators of effective teaching, would encourage more attention to teaching. Based on the discussions, it was agreed that there should be a consensus on the objectives of the BUTA program, and that BUTA criteria be revised to reflect these objectives.

Objectives: BUTA has three objectives.

  • Incentive: Provide an incentive to faculty members to improve the quality of their teaching and pedagogy;
  • Pedagogical: build a national consensus on what constitutes good teaching;
  • Capacity Building: build a national database, accessible to all faculty members, especially junior faculty members, of syllabuses, grading systems (including tests, exams, quizzes), lesson plans, and lecture slides (PPTs).   

Award Categories:

The HEC BUTA award has been split into two levels:

  • University-Level Best University Teacher Award
    • The university level awards would be conferred directly by the universities. Each university's best teacher awards will consist of a certificate of merit, plus, if a university Syndicate so decides, a cash award of up to Rs. 200,000/-.
    • Only the winners of university level awards would be eligible for competing in the HEC national award competition.
  • HEC National-Level Best University Teacher Award
    • HEC would confer one or more national awards, to a limited number of recipients, to ensure their exclusivity and prestige. The HEC National Level Best University Teacher Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 1,000,000/- (Rupees ten Lac only) along with a certificate of merit.

How to Apply:

Nominations for the upcoming Best University Teacher Awards will be called shortly. Procedure for application will also be provided accordingly.

FOCAL PERSON:

Engr. Nauman Ahmad Khan

Director (Academics)

Higher Education Commission,

Sector H-9, Islamabad.

Email: naakhan@hec.gov.pk

Mr. Muhammad Tufail Qureshi

Assistant Director (Academics)

Higher Education Commission,

Sector H-9, Islamabad.

Email: mtqureshi@hec.gov.pk

 

Downloads:

  • Downloads will be available once the upcoming award cycle is started

  

Last Updated: 22-09-2021 20:03



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National Awards For Best University TeachersNational Awards For Best University Teachers<p style="text-align:justify;">The Best University Teacher Award (BUTA) was established to recognize outstanding teachers, and incentivize all faculty members to enhance their pedagogical skills. It is open to BPS, TTS, and contract faculty from public as well as private universities, and comes with a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 100,000. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Recently, the BUTA program, its funding, scope, and selection criteria were reviewed internally in HEC wherein it was observed that the purpose of awards and prizes should be to incentivize desirable actions. A different set of awards criteria, based on indicators of effective teaching, would encourage more attention to teaching. Based on the discussions, it was agreed that there should be a consensus on the objectives of the BUTA program, and that BUTA criteria be revised to reflect these objectives. </p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-decoration:underline;">Objectives</strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-decoration:underline;">:</span> BUTA has three objectives. </p><ul><li><em>Incentive</em>: Provide an incentive to faculty members to improve the quality of their teaching and pedagogy;</li><li><em>Pedagogical</em>: build a national consensus on what constitutes good teaching;</li><li><em>Capacity Building</em>: build a national database, accessible to all faculty members, especially junior faculty members, of syllabuses, grading systems (including tests, exams, quizzes), lesson plans, and lecture slides (PPTs).  <strong> </strong></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-decoration:underline;">Award Categories:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The HEC BUTA award has been split into two levels: </p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>University-Level Best University Teacher Award</strong></span></li><ul><li>The university level awards would be conferred directly by the universities. Each university's best teacher awards will consist of a certificate of merit, plus, if a university Syndicate so decides, a cash award of up to Rs. 200,000/-. </li><li>Only the winners of university level awards would be eligible for competing in the HEC national award competition. </li></ul><li><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>HEC National-Level Best University Teacher Award</strong></span></li><ul><li>HEC would confer one or more national awards, to a limited number of recipients, to ensure their exclusivity and prestige. The HEC National Level Best University Teacher Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 1,000,000/- (Rupees ten Lac only) along with a certificate of merit.</li></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">How to Apply:</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-3-0"><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;">Nominations for the upcoming Best University Teacher Awards will be called shortly. Procedure for application will also be provided accordingly</span>.</strong></em><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">FOCAL PERSON: </strong></p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Engr. Nauman Ahmad Khan</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Director (Academics)</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Higher Education Commission,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sector H-9, Islamabad.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Email: </em><a href="mailto:slahmad@hec.gov.pk"><em>naakhan@hec.gov.pk</em></a></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Mr. Muhammad Tufail Qureshi</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Assistant Director (Academics)</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Higher Education Commission,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sector H-9, Islamabad.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Email: </em><a href="mailto:mtqureshi@hec.gov.pk"><em>mtqureshi@hec.gov.pk</em></a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> <br></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration:underline;">Downloads:</strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:inherit;background-color:transparent;"></strong></span><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;"><strong style="font-size:14.6667px;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-size:14.6667px;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">Downloads will be available once the upcoming award cycle is started<br></strong></strong></strong></li></ul><p style="text-align:left;">  <br></p>28-06-2016 20:39:59<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-02.png" width="273" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://hec.gov.pk/english/services/faculty/Pages/Best University Teachers Awards/Best-University-Teachers-Awards.aspx
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