The Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) offers annual national awards which recognise and celebrate quality and excellence in university teaching and learning (whether by individuals or teams).
If you are intending to apply, complete the 2013 Nomination Form.docx (DOCX 30KB) on which you nominate for a Citation, a Teaching or a Program Award and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Peter Moss, Project Officer at the Centre for University Teaching (CUT) to discuss your application.
For all Awards, read carefully through the 2013 AAUT Nomination Instructions.pdf (PDF 724KB) . Read also the 2012 Assessment report, 2012 Teaching Awards Assessment Report.pdf (PDF 172KB) , and note the summary of changes to the 2013 nomination instructions in 2013 AAUT - Changes.docx (DOCX 23KB) .
OLT Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning "recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning. Open to academic staff, general staff, sessional staff and institutional associates (full-time or factional, continuing or contract) who have made significant contributions to student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period (at least three years)."
Up to 160 citations, including an Early Career category, with a value of $10000 are available.
Up to 16 awards each with a value of $25000 to be granted across 8 categories, maximum of two in any one category.
Please note that the 2013 priority area for this award is "High impact strategies, for progression, retention and attainment."
OLT Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning "recognise learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience of higher education."
Up to 12 awards each with a value of $25000 to be granted across 8 categories. Please note that "Global citizenship and internationalisation" is a new category.
Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year "is selected from the recipients of Teaching Awards. It is given to one academic with an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholary contributions to learning and teaching."
The award has a value of $50000.
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How do I apply?
Complete the 2013 Nomination Form.docx (DOCX 30KB) on which you nominate for a Citation, a Teaching or a Program Award and send it by email to email@example.com or contact Peter Moss, Project Officer at the Centre for University Teaching (CUT) to discuss your application. CUT oversees the application process to set up meetings with academic supervisors for advice and feedback and to check both content and compliance with OLT guidelines prior to submission.
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