Applications now open for learning and teaching awards

13 February 2012

Applications are now open for the 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Learning and Teaching. Applications are also open for the national awards offered by the new Office for Learning and Teaching (which replaced the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, or ALTC).

Both of these award schemes offer an opportunity to have your work recognised by the University community and beyond, and I would warmly encourage you to apply. The award processes are competitive, with all applications being assessed by University selection committees. Award categories are open to both academic and general staff.

2012 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Learning and Teaching

The University is calling for applications for these awards, the purpose of which is to promote, recognise and reward teaching excellence, and the systems that support teaching excellence.

There are four categories of awards:

  • Outstanding Teaching, including Early Career Awards
  • Excellence in Research Supervision
  • Support of the Student Experience (open to both academic and general staff)
  • Systems that Achieve Collective Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Applications close: 5pm on Wednesday 4 April.

Further information is available on the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) website.

Office for Learning and Teaching Awards 2012

The Office for Learning and Teaching offers three categories of awards:

  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence
  • Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning.

Guidelines, closing dates and application forms can be found on the ITL website.

Applicant workshops

The University is offering workshops in February and March for prospective applicants for both sets of awards. Anyone considering applying for an award is welcome to attend. Further information.

Yours sincerely

Derrick Armstrong