Teaching @ Sydney

April 2013

OLT citation and award nominations due internally April and May

The University is now calling for nominations for the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citations, Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning, and Awards for Teaching Excellence. Please refer to here for internal processes and due dates for each of the three programs. Recipients of Citations receive $10,000 and recipients of Awards $25,000.

Citations recognise contributions to student learning in higher education and are open to academic staff, general staff, sessional staff and institutional associates. The University may submit up to eight nominations in a ranked list. There are no specified categories except for the Early Career category (of no more than 5 years experience teaching).

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching support programs and services across eight categories:

  1. Widening participation
  2. Educational partnerships and collaborations with other organisations
  3. The first-year experience
  4. Flexible learning and teaching
  5. Innovation in curricula, learning and teaching
  6. Postgraduate education.
  7. Services supporting student learning
  8. Global citizenship and internationalisation (a new category in 2013)

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 priority category for 2013 is High impact strategies for progression, retention and attainment.

The University may submit only one nomination in each of the 16 award categories.

The 2013 internal closing date for OLT Citations is 5pm 24 April.  The 2013 internal closing date for OLT Awards is 5pm 30 May. For further information please contact Alison Kuiper in the ITL.