Staff Participation in Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards: Why Develop Cold Feet?
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Advance HE Pre-function Area
This phenomenological study explored factors that hinder academic staff from being involved in activities related to teaching excellence in universities. The study adopted a qualitative research methodology. A sample of 30 academics was drawn from three institutions and data were collected using both closed and open ended questionnaires. ATLAS ti software was used to analyse data. Results showed that the respondents had various attitudes towards VC awards that hindered them from responding to calls for applications. Another reason was also the demands of coming up with a portfolio as well as the time it takes.