National Teaching Citations and Awards
Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Awards
Please note: These awards are no longer operating - process ended 2017
CLIPP provided institutional leadership for the national recognition and reward of teaching excellence through awards offered by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. These awards are no longer operating, below are a number of resources which may still be helpful.
The AAUT Awards for University Teaching are offered in three categories:
- Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning;
- Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning;
- Awards for Teaching Excellence;
Nominees for AAUT Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and the AAUT Teaching Excellence Awards are selected by a panel of senior teaching and learning staff from a pool that includes nominations from Associate Deans (Learning and Teaching), Directors of Divisions and other senior staff across the university. The nominee pool normally comprises of academic, teaching and professional staff who have demonstrated sustained excellence over a period of time. Nominee's who have also generally received other forms of institutional recognition for their teaching and/or contribution to student learning. AAUT applications are only open to staff employed in a higher education context.
Institutional nominees received significant support and assistance from CLIPP to develop their applications. Each nominee had a dedicated mentor to provide guidance about the structure of the application and the types and form of evidence that can be used to support claims. A supportive, peer review process was also available to nominees by Ballarat and/or Gippsland staff, with former national award or citation winners or those deemed to have extensive experience with these types of awards.
CLIPP adopted a proactive approach to the identification of future national award and citation candidates and conducted preliminary discussions to ensure that appropriate evidence and evaluation processes are in place to ensure that future applications are of the highest standard.
- Writing an award-winning account of your teaching practice Tips for writing an award nomination
- Evidence checklist for Teaching Awards worksheet
- Characteristics of excellent teaching Information to assist with your award nomination
- Australian University Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework (PDF, 454kb)