We are proud of our achievements and innovations in university teaching and learning. Recent awards show that Flinders offers some of the best university teaching in Australia.

OLT Awards for University Teaching

Flinders has been recognised regularly in the national OLT Awards for University Teaching (previously ALTC) since 2001. Most notably, in 2004 and 2006 we won the Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year, the nation's top prize for tertiary teaching. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and it places Flinders as one of Australia's pre-eminent universities.

Summaries of ALTC Citations awarded to Flinders University staff 2006-2012

Here is a list of the OLT Awards for University Teaching (previously ALTC) awarded to Flinders University staff:

2012

Flinders University's  Asia Pacific Palliative Care team was recognised nationally with an Australian Award for University Teaching, receiving one of ten Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning. Read more.

Read the Statement - Asia Pacific Palliative Care 2012.pdf (PDF 170KB) from the team's application for help in developing your application.

Flinders University received six of eleven Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning made to South Australian universities by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching . Four individuals and two teams were 'recognised for their concerted efforts to refine and reinvent existing teaching methods and curricula' (Professor Parkin). Read more.

Full details of the Flinders University staff and teams awarded an OLT Citation are available here.

2011

Flinders University achieved an exceptional result in the 2011 ALTC Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, receiving nine Citations out of a possible ten. "The equal highest number of citations awarded to a single institution in the 2011 round of Citations and includes one of a total of 22 special awards to 'Early Career Achievers', offered for the first time.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parkin congratulated the award recipients and said their achievements reflected the University's commitment to high quality teaching and scholarship".

2010

Six ALTC Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning were awarded to Flinders University staff at an ALTC Awards ceremony in July.

2009

ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Professor Joe Shapter 

Flinders University received eight Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning out of a possible ten. Flinders Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber said the excellent result was a tribute both to the individual teachers and to the University’s commitment to fostering imaginative and effective approaches in teaching and learning.

2008

The University received 2 of the 14 national ALTC Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning. Flinders was successful with its Postgraduate Critical Care Nursing Program and the Inspire Peer Mentoring Program.

  • Associate Professor Mark Staniforth, for his leadership in building an integrated maritime archaeology program and for teaching excellence in using an innovative curriculum including work-integrated learning.
  • Ms Lyn Wilkinson, for sustained excellence in the specialist area of literacy curriculum teaching that supports undergraduates as learners and inspires them as beginning teachers.

2007

ALTC Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning: The Flinders University Parallel Rural and Community Curriculum Program received a program award in the Educational Partnership and Collaborations with Other Organisation program category.

ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Professor Wendy Rogers won an individual award for her teaching in the biological sciences, health and related studies field.

2006

In 2006 only one university in Australia received more ALTC Awards for University Teaching than Flinders. Professor Iain Hay won the Prime Minister's Award for University Teacher of the Year in 2006 for his work in social sciences. Our other recipients from 2006 were:

ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Associate Professsor Mary Heath
ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Professor Iain Hay
ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Associate Professor Claire Smith & Dr Heather Burke

2004

Professor Mark Israel won the Prime Minister's Award for University Teacher of the Year in 2004.

2003

ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Professor Lesley Cooper

2002

ALTC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Professor Craig Simmons

2001

In 2001 the Flinders Foundation of University Teaching program won the Institutional Award in recognition of our innovative and practical approach to provision of services that enhance the quality of teaching and learning.