Staff awards

Every year staff and student have the opportunity to nominate an NMIT staff member for one of the following awards.

NMIT Research Award

Nominees are assessed from the following selection criteria:

  • Research Quality: Consistently produces outputs of a high standard. 
  • Research Culture: Active involvement in research activities. Supportive and encouraging of less experienced researchers. Acts as a mentor and passes on research knowledge.
  • Knowledge Exchange: Actively shares research activities, findings and outcomes with colleagues and the wider community. 
  • Student Research: Supports, encourages and enables learner’s research activities as part of their teaching practice.

NMIT Barns Award

For an academic staff member employed with NMIT for less than two years.
General Criteria, amongst other considerations:

  • Displays enthusiasm and commitment to NMIT’s values in their support of learners
  • Is an active learner, whose teaching is dynamic, reflective and constantly evolving in keeping with current educational theory and practice
  • Displays enthusiasm for their subject and shares this with their learners
  • Adapts their teaching to facilitate their learners learning needs
  • Encourages the development of their learners by encouraging critical thinking and problem solving

NMIT Cretney Award

For an academic staff member employed with NMIT for two years or more.
General Criteria, amongst other considerations:

  • Displays enthusiasm and commitment to NMIT’s values in their support of learners
  • Is an active learner, whose teaching is dynamic, reflective and constantly evolving in keeping with current educational theory and practice
  • Displays enthusiasm for their subject and shares this with their learners
  • Adapts their teaching to facilitate their learners learning needs
  • Encourages the development of their learners by encouraging critical thinking and problem solving
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