Teaching @ Sydney

February 2013

Applications for teaching awards now open

Recognition for activities which promote and support excellence in teaching and learning is offered by the Vice Chancellor’s Awards and by the Awards and Citations offered by the Office of Learning and Teaching. These awards which are open to all eligible academic and general staff, cover a range of teaching and learning activities.

The Vice Chancellor’s Awards provide recognition for excellence in four categories. Applications from academic and general staff are welcomed for the Support of the Student Experience and Systems that Achieve Collective Excellence in Learning and Teaching categories, particularly for team initiatives. Individuals or teams who make a significant contribution to teaching in the course of their employment can apply for the Outstanding Teaching Award which includes an Early Career category. Academic staff who have supervised at least three research higher degree students to completion are eligible for the award for Excellence in Research Supervision. The scheme also includes the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) Indigenous Education Strategic Awards.

The Office of Learning and Teaching Awards cover three categories, Citations, Awards for Teaching Excellence and Awards for Programs which Enhance Learning. Applications are submitted by the University. Please see the ITL website for internal closing dates. The additional category for Teaching Excellence in 2013 is Global citizenship and internationalisation and the 2013 priority area for Program Awards is High impact strategies for progression, retention and attainment.

Assistance with making an application is available from a number of sources. Applicants for Faculty, university or national awards, or those just wanting to know whether to apply, can attend the workshops run by the ITL. Former winners and colleagues within your faculty can provide useful advice and feedback. You can also consult the previous successful applications kept at the ITL reception, Carslaw F07, during business hours and check out the resources available on the ITL website.