Making an Application for a Learning and Teaching Award


In semester 1 2016, the suite of Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Learning and Teaching will be in review. It is expected that an announcement about a new integrated set of awards will be made towards the end of semester 1, and applications open shortly afterwards.

The resources on this website now relate to previous years' awards.

Should you have any queries, contact Dr Tai Peseta.


To support the development of teaching award applications, the Educational Innovation Team runs workshops for intending applicants for Vice Chancellor's Awards or the Office for Learning and Teaching Citations and Awards. The focus is on drafting applications and giving and receiving feedback with the aims of meeting the criteria for the awards and presenting professional applications. The application process can also foster collegial support and critique and conversations about teaching.

The emphasis in the workshops will be on providing information about making a successful application and assisting with questions about preparing an application. The website resources have been provided as an alternative to the workshops for those who find it difficult to attend or prefer to work independently but most successful applicants have benefitted from attending one or more workshops. The application processes for the teaching awards and grants are managed by the Educational Innovation Team. For academic support attend the workshops organised by EI and download the resources. If you wish for individual assistance with your application from the ITL it is expected you will first have attended an EI workshop. The EI contact for academic support, until 1 June 2016, is Dr Tai Peseta. For administrative enquiries email the EI.

Register here for the workshops

2016 Workshops


OLT Citation workshop 1: Framing your response to the criteria
In this first workshop, you will be provided with an overview of the Citations process, and then consider what makes a strong and convincing response to the criteria. There will be opportunities to discuss the various forms of evidence needed to support a compelling and competitive case. You will benefit most from the workshop if you have read the Citation information at the website before coming along.

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Time: 2.30-4.00pm
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

register here

OLT Citation workshop 2: Strengthening your application through peer feedback
In this second workshop, bring along a draft of your application for critical and productive review from peers. The goal is to identify how you might strengthen your application. You will get most from the workshop if you have a draft to work with, and a set of questions about your application you’d like a response to.

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2016
Time: 10.00-11.30am
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

register here