Teaching @ Sydney

May 2013

Reminder: OLT Awards for Programs and Teaching Excellence

Teaching Excellence at the University has been recognised nationally by winners of Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citations and in 2011 by the awarding of a Teaching Excellence Award to Associate Professor Rosina Mladenovic (Business School) and a Program award, for delivering high quality feedback to large classes, to Associate Professor Adam Bridgeman and Dr Peter Rutledge (School of Chemistry).

In 2012 Professor Rick Benitez (Faculty of Arts) was recognised with one of twelve Teaching Excellence Awards.

This year the University’s call for nominations for the OLT Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning, and Awards for Teaching Excellence, closes on 30 May at 5pm. Please click here for information about internal processes. Recipients of Awards receive $25,000.

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. For further information please contact Alison Kuiper.