Awards for Teaching Excellence
The eight Teaching Award categories are:
- Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies (including Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Medicine, Nursing etc.)
- Early Career (open to staff with no more than seven consecutive years' experience, including tutoring and part-time teaching),
- Humanities and the Arts
- Law, Economics, Business and related studies
- Neville Bonner Award/s for Indigenous Education
- Physical Sciences and related studies (including Architecture, Building and Planning, Engineering, Computing and Information Science
- Social Sciences (including Education)
- The Annual Priority Area is Teaching a diverse student body.
Applications must address five selection criteria (all given equal weight) in an eight-page statement accompanied by Supporting Teaching Materials in any two of the following formats: ten printed pages of supporting materials, a CD/DVD or showcase website, along with a three-page curriculum vitae and two references of a maximum one page each. A representative but random sample of a nominee's students is surveyed using a specially developed instrument. This process is independently administered under the supervision of the Institutional Contact Officer.
Timeline and application forms
- Nomination instructions: 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching Program Information and Nomination Instructions (PDF, 331kb) | (DOC, 200kb)
- Nomination Forms: 2016 Awards for Teaching Excellence Nomination form (DOC, 132kb)
- Nomination Timeline: 2016 Awards for Teaching Excellence Timeline (PDF, 261kb)
The selection criteria are:
- Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn.
- Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field.
- Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning.
- Respect and support for the development of students as individual.
- Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching.
All five criteria are given equal consideration.
Nominations will be assessed against the selection criteria and on:
- the extent to which the claims for excellence are supported by formal and informal evaluation
- the extent of creativity, imagination or innovation, irrespective of whether the approach involves traditional learning environments or technology-based developments
- information contained in student feedback questionnaires, references and selected teaching materials submitted by the nominee.