The annual Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching recognise exceptional teaching practice by individuals and teams across the University.
The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching serve to:
- recognise and reward teaching excellence;
- encourage teaching excellence through this recognition;
- promote to both the Flinders and outside community that we are proud of our academic staff and that they perform to national and international standards.
These awards are made to teams of staff (headed by an academic) and/or to individual academic staff.
Each winner (either individual or team) is presented with a Certificate and receives a prize of $5000.
Submitting an Application
- Read the guidelines and the following advice carefully for eligibility requirements and information about the awards.
- Should you require advice on dates and how to apply for an award in 2015, please contact the Project Officer, Teaching Awards and Grants.
- Lodge your application through the Awards Online Portal.
Advice for Applicants
Support and advice, including feedback on draft written statements, is available from the Centre for University Teaching.
All nominees for the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching will be assessed on the evidence they provide in relation to the following four criteria:
- Approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn.
- Development of curricula, resources or services that reflect a command of the field.
- Evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning.
- Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience.
The four criteria are given equal consideration by the Selection Committee. In assessing nominations against the four criteria, the Committee will take into account the:
- extent to which the claims for excellence are supported by formal and informal evaluation;
- extent of creativity, imagination or innovation, irrespective of whether the approach involves traditional learning environments or technology-based developments; and
- information contained in student and peer feedback, references and selected teaching materials submitted by the nominee.
Supporting material of up to 10 pages may include printed material, online resources, audio, video or other media files. Applicants are advised to ensure the relevance of the supporting material is made clear in the written statement.
Successful applicants are formally notified and announced at the Flinders Celebration of Excellence and Innovation in Teaching.
Recipients of the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching are expected to contribute to educational development within the University by communicating their skills to academic staff. The specific nature of that contribution is negotiated with each winner. Some applicants identified through the University's internal selection process will be asked to consider applying for national teaching awards.