About

The Australian Awarded University Teachers’ Network provides networking, promotion and dissemination opportunities for Australia’s award winning teachers, in order to champion excellence in learning and teaching. The Network harnesses their collective skills and experience to inspire and guide the next generation of award applicants and recipients through mentorships and informal knowledge dissemination.

The Network is comprised of outstanding university educators, all of whom have received Australian University Teacher of the Year Awards, Awards for Teaching Excellence or Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
This website is designed to showcase and promote these teachers and provide them with an online resource for networking, professional development, mentoring and career support. It is also intended to be a resource for aspiring award applicants, providing information and advice on preparing for and developing an award application.

In the current education environment there are many complexities and challenges facing our tertiary educators that have implications for policy, infrastructure and the way we teach.

Each year university teachers from across the Australia are recognised for their exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contribution to learning and teaching.

This website, produced by the 2016 Victorian Tasmanian Promoting Excellence Network (VTAS PEN), captures the profiles of Australia’s most highly recognised teachers – the recipients of the Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year (AAUTY). The purpose of the website is to take a first step in creating a national network of leading educators.

Timeline for the Australian Awards for University Teaching

Award Scheme

1996

1992-1996

EXPLORATION OF NATIONAL TEACHING AWARD SCHEME IN AUSTRALIA
1996

1997

1997

AUSTRALIAN AWARDS FOR UNIVERSITY TEACHING (AAUT)
1997

1997

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, TRAINING AND YOUTH AFFAIRS (DEETYA) COMMITTEE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY TEACHING [CAUT]
2000

2000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND YOUTH AFFAIRS (DETYA) AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY TEACHING COMMITTEE [AUTC]
2000

2002

2002

2002

INTRODUCTION OF NEVILLE BONNER AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
2003

2004

2004

INTRODUCTION OF EARLY CAREER TEACHING AWARD
2005

2005

CARRICK AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY TEACHING
2005

2005

CARRICK INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION (Carrick)
2007

2007

INTRODUCTION OF CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2007

2008

2008

AUSTRALIAN LEARNING AND TEACHING COUNCIL (ALTC)
2008

2012

2012

2012

OFFICE FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING (OLT)
2016

2016

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING (DET)
2016

2018

2018

Affiliations to Universities Australia

Administration of Award