Teaching Awards and Grants

Dean's Awards for Outstanding Teaching | Dean's Awards for Excellence in Tutoring | Faculty USE Commendations


James Curran receives his award

These awards recognise, reward and promote excellence in learning and teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. They are awarded annually and include a Faculty award and five School awards, one for each School in the Faculty.

More information about the awards (selection criteria, application procedure and links to useful resources).

Closing date for 2014: 28 March 2014

Winners School Award type
2013
Dr Uwe Roehm SIT Faculty award
Dr Tim Wilkinson (Civil) Civil School award (Civil)
Dr Alejandro Montoya (CBE) CBE High Commendation School award (CBE)
2012
Dr Graham Brooker AMME Faculty award
Dr Jason Chan SIT School award (SIT)
Dr Gregor Verbic EIE High Commendation School award (EIE)
2011
Dr Surya Singh, Dr Robert Fitch and Assoc Prof Stefan Williams AMME Faculty award
Assoc Prof Philip Leong EIE School award (EIE)
Dr Surya Singh AMME High Commendation School award (AMME)
2010
Dr James Curran and Dr Tara Murphy SIT Faculty award
Dr Rafael Calvo EIE School award (EIE)
Dr Ali Abbas CBE School award (CBE)
Assoc Prof Stefan Williams AMME School award (AMME)
2009
Dr Peter Gibbens AMME Faculty award
Dr Tim Wilkinson Civil School award (Civil)
Dr Dylan Lu EIE School award (EIE)
Assoc Prof Vincent Gomes CBE School award (CBE)
2008
Dr Irena Koprinska SIT Faculty award
Dr James Curran and Dr Tara Murphy SIT School award (SIT)
Dr Abbas Elzein Civil School award (Civil)
Assoc Prof Javid Atai EIE School award (EIE)
Dr Andrew Harris CBE School award (CBE)


Tim Dawborn receives his award

The Dean's Awards for Excellence in Tutoring were introduced I 2010. They recognise, reward and promote excellence in facilitating student learning by tutors in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. One Faculty and five School awards are awarded annually.

More information about the awards (selection criteria, application procedure and links to useful resources).

Closing date for 2014: 28 March 2014

winners school award type
2013
Mr James Constable SIT Faculty award
Mr Adrian Bell AMME School award (AMME)
Mr Ken Ho AMME School award (AMME)
Mr Gavin Marshall CBE School award (CBE)
Mr Georgious Konstantinou EIE School award (EIE)
Mr Tim O'Keefe IT School award (SIT)
Mr Jiro Funatomo AMME High commendation award (AMME)
Ms Ying Bi EIE High commendation award (EIE)
Ms Emma Fitzgerald SIT High commendation award (SIT)
2012
Mr Matthew Sladescu SIT Faculty award
Mr Babak Ghanbarzadeh AMME School award (AMME)
Mr Christopher Brunner AMME School award (AMME)
Mr Will Radford SIT School award (SIT)
2011
Mr Tim Dawborn SIT Faculty award
Mr Tom Miller Civil School award (Civil)
Ms Annika Van Hummel AMME School award (AMME)
Mr Christopher Hicks CBE School award (CBE)
Mr Ruoxuan (David) Qi EIE High Commendation School award (EIE)
Mr Lachlan McCalman AMME High Commendation School award (AMME)
Ms Pamela Keating ACIIC High Commendation School award (ACIIC)
2010
Dr Jason Chan SIT Faculty award
Ms Mariam Darestani CBE School award (CBE)
Ms Leilei Wu EIE High Commendation School award (EIE)
Mr Aengus Martin EIE High Commendation School award (EIE)
Mr Jack Ling AMME High Commendation School award (AMME)
Mr Mojtaba Abtahi AMME High Commendation School award (AMME)

Faculty USE Commendations

The Faculty teaching commendation was introduced in 2012 and revised in 2013. It is based on the student feedback collected from the USE surveys, and is awarded every semester to unit coordinators or teaching teams whose units satisfy the following rule:

number of student responses is >=10 and
number of enrolled students is [10,20], response rate is >= 50% and score is >= 4.4 or
number of enrolled students is [21,40], response rate is >= 50% and score is >= 4.3 or
number of enrolled students is [41,70], response rate is >= 50% and score is >= 4.2 or
number of enrolled students is [71,150], response rate is >= 50% and score is >= 4.1 or
number of enrolled students is >150, response rate is >= 45% and score is >= 3.95

where score = 0.5*(average(Q1_mean+Q2_mean +…+Q11_mean)) + 0.5*Q12_mean

The commendation rule considers three variables:

  • Student satisfaction - The responses of all 12 questions are taken into account but higher weigh is given to question 12 (overall satisfaction).
  • Class size - A sliding threshold is used to take into account that larger classes are more challenging to teach, involve more work and have higher impact as they affect more students.
  • Response rate - For units of study with less than 150 students, a minimum response rate of 50% is required. For units of study with more than 150 students, a minimum response rate of 45% is required. Units of study with less than 10 responders are not eligible for the commendation.

The 10 best units of study are also invited for lunch hosted by the Dean of Engineering and Information Technology.


Teaching Grants