Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

The purpose of these awards is to recognise the contribution made to teaching excellence by members of staff across the faculty. Nominations are called for towards the end of each semester and awarded annually.


Eligibility

All full-time and part-time faculty staff may be nominated for an award, either as an individuals or as part of a nominated teaching team.

Students or faculty members may nominate a lecturer or tutor, or a team responsible for delivering a single unit of study.

Peer nominations may be made directly by individual faculty members. Nominations by students must carry the signature of the relevant program director or a colleague who is familiar with the nominee’s work and supports the nomination, and:

  • in classes of between 10 and 100 students, nominations must be accompanied by the signatures of 20 per cent of students enrolled in the unit of study

  • in classes where the enrolment exceeds 100, nominations must be accompanied by the signatures of 20 students

  • in small postgraduate classes of less than 10 students, the whole group should agree to the nomination.


Forms

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Nomination forms are available for download by clicking on the link to the right of this page. The form is a pdf document that has editable blank fields which may be completed before the form is printed for signing and lodged with Belinda Chambers by Friday, November 1, for both Semester One and Semester Two units of study.

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Criteria

Applications will be assessed on the basis of evidence that supports applicant’s claims against the following criteria, each of which is explained in detail on the nomination form.

  • 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 individuals

  • Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching.