Office of Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations

Awards for Teaching Excellence, for Programs which enhance Learning and Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning offered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). They recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning.

Nominations by the University for submission to the OLT are chosen through an application and selection process managed by the ITL.

  1. Attend a workshop and use the resouces availabe to prepare an application.
  2. Submit your application by the due date through the appropriate webpage.

If your application is chosen for nomination by the University you will then be helped to prepare it for submission to the OLT,

Citations For Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates. Citations provide an opportunity for distinctive institutional missions, values and priorities in learning and teaching to be recognised. Citations are awarded for a range of contributions to student learning, both direct and indirect.

Up to 150 Citations, including the Early Career category, with prize value of $10,000 each, are available nationally in 2015. The maximum number of Citation nominations the University can nominate is six.

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching support programs and services across eight categories. The University may submit only one nomination in each category.

Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise outstanding university teachers across eight categories, five discipline categories, the Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education, an early career category and an annual priority area. The University may submit two nominations in each category.

Early Career categories for Awards and Citations are open to those nominees, who have no more than five years’ experience teaching in a higher education setting, which includes tutoring and part time teaching.

Recipients of Citations receive $10,000 and recipients of Awards $25,000.

The ITL offers a range of activities to support staff in applying for these awards and provides advice to intending applicants. To support the development of teaching award applications, the ITL runs workshops for intending applicants.

March 17 Internal closing date for OLT Citations for selection for nomination
May 27 Internal closing date for  nominations for OLT Teaching Excellence and Program Awards