Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning. They are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates.

Citations are a “next step” from local teaching awards. 

Consider your teaching in the bigger picture. Lift your vision up and out from your own reflection. Talk to your colleagues about what you do and why, and start collecting evidence.

Good nominations show:

– Passion and engagement.

– Innovation, particularly in overcoming challenges related to teaching.

– Sustained impact with evidence for claims.

– Effort beyond what is expected: from good to great!

Your evidence needs to be connected to your claims. Evidence can be quantitative and qualitative. It can include quotes, survey results, records of change, and uptake of ideas by peers.

Please note that in 2018 no prize money is offered with the receipt of a Program Award, and that there is a reduction in the number of awards offered. Details about these changes can be found here.

For information on the Australian Awards for University Teaching, or for support with your application Awards & grants officer.