Awards for Excellence

The ASC and Region 8 recognise outstanding contributions to construction education through the provision of a series of annual prizes in the following categories:

  • ASC Regional Teaching Award (multiple awards possible)
  • ASC Regional Outstanding Educator Award (1 per year)

Regional award winners are eligible for the ASC International Excellence in Teaching Award and ASC International Outstanding Educator Award, and in addition the ASC International Outstanding Researcher Award is awardedas outlined below. The prize(s) are bestowed at the annual ASC International Conference.

Please note that the final deadline for regional nominations is typically set at the end of February.


Purpose

The Associated Schools of Construction Awards are made annually to recognise staff members’ contribution to construction education, excellence in teaching and/or research, service to the Associated Schools of Construction and dedication to the construction profession.

The ASC Regional Teaching Award is given annually to early- to mid-career staff with demonstrable excellence in teaching, who have two to six years of experience at an ASC member school

The ASC Regional Outstanding Educator Award reflects similar expectations of excellence and commitment in service and output, but at a more senior level and with a minimum seven years of teaching experience.

The ASC International Excellence in Teaching Award and ASC International Outstanding Educator Award (1 maximum per award per year) are chosen from the recipients of the awards made at regional level by the ASC Awards Committee.

Finally, the International Outstanding Researcher Award (1 maximum per award per year) recognises an individual who has significantly contributed to the dissemination of scholarly work within the Associated Schools of Construction community.


Eligibility

ASC Regional Teaching Award: Any current member of academic staff with a minimum of two years teaching experience from an ASC member school, and who has provided service to the ASC at the regional level. All nominations shall be forwarded to the Regional Director.

ASC Regional Outstanding Educator Award: Any current member of academic staff with a minimum of seven years teaching experience from an ASC member school. The recipient of this award is selected by the ASC Awards Committee; therefore, the nominee must have provided service to the ASC beyond that of the region (e.g. involvement in ASC organisational and/or management committees, serve as an ASC officer, serve as editor for an ASC publication, member of IJCER/Proceeding/CMCB editorial board/reviewer, etc.). All nominations shall be forwarded to the Regional Director.

ASC International Outstanding Researcher Award: Any current full-time member of academic staff with research experience at an ASC member school. The nominee must have provided service to the ASC beyond the region, as outlined above. All nominations shall be forwarded to the ASC President.


Applications and nominations

A nomination may be made by students, colleagues, him/herself or any other person familiar with the nominee’s qualifications.

Every Region 8 member school can submit applicants as per the requirements above. A decision will be made at a scheduled regional meeting regarding which nomination(s) to advance.

To nominate, email a single PDF file containing all required application material in the order specified:

  1. A completed nomination form using the attached ASC-Award-Application-Form-F07-for-PDF
  2. Letter of recommendation from the nominee’s Department Head and/or Dean.
  3. Two letters from colleagues or other individuals familiar with the nominee’s activities.
  4. Current copy of nominee’s CV.
  5. Nominee’s statement of 500 words or less describing their teaching (or research for research award) philosophy. Include evidence of quality teaching (or research for research award) and outstanding contribution to the dissemination of scholarly work within the Associated Schools of Construction community.
  6. Nominee’s statement of involvement and service to ASC.

Roll of Honour

Note: the categories were revised for future operation from 2019, under the titles and criteria outlined above.


2015


2016

  • Teaching Excellence Award: Angela Kilby, Birmingham City University
  • Outstanding Educator: Professor Lloyd Scott, Dublin Institute of Technology

2017

  • Teaching Excellence Award: Edward (Eamonn) Kirke, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Outstanding Educator: Sonya Meekel, Dublin Institute of Technology

2018

  • Teaching Excellence Award: Dr Mark Shelbourn University of Salford
  • Outstanding Educator: Dr Tim Lees, University of Reading
  • Outstanding Researcher: Professor Lloyd Scott, Dublin Institute of Technology

2019

  • ASC Regional Teaching Award: Dr Mohammad Mayouf, Birmingham City University

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