Teaching Awards celebrate a group of the nation’s most outstanding university teachers in their fields. The Awards give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education.

Teaching Awards are often a logical “next step” from local teaching awards.

2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching Program Information and Nomination Instructions

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. Other useful sources of evidence are listed here.

 

Action Details Date
Australian Awards for University Teaching 2017 
Applicant Workshop
Learn about the Awards for 2017, be inspired by previous recipients, gain tips on crafting a winning narrative, and receive individual mentoring to help you devise a 25 word citation that "captures your spark".
Friday
10 March 2017 
10:00am–1:00 pm
Initial Meeting The Project Officer, Learning and Teaching will arrange a meeting with each nominee to discuss the application requirements and process of applying. March-April 2017
First Draft Nominees to submit a draft written statement as a Word document to the Project Officer, Learning and Teaching. 28 April 2017
Feedback 1 The Project Officer, Learning and Teaching will discuss the feedback with the nominee. May 2017
Second Draft Nominees to submit a draft written statement as a Word document to the  Project Officer, Learning and Teaching. 5 June 2017 
Feedback 2 The Project Officer, Learning and Teaching will discuss the feedback with the nominee. June 2017
Final and Complete Application Due Nominees to submit complete application to the Project Officer, Learning and Teaching. 3 July 2017
External Due Date The Project Officer, Learning and Teaching will compile the nomination into one PDF document for each applicant and submit on their behalf. 12 July 2017