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2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching

31 August, 2018

Universities Australia (UA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) are back. Swinburne University (led by Professor Angela Carbone) is managing the administration of the AAUT on behalf of Universities Australia

This year, all award categories will remain unchanged along with the assessment criteria.

Award Types Categories No. of Awards
1. Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Citations) 4 Up to 60
2. Awards for Program that Enhance Learning (Program Awards) 6 6
3. Awards for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Awards) 7 7
4. Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year 1 1

Due to the level of funding made available by Government for the AAUT from 2018 onwards, prize money must be reduced.

Key changes to this year’s Awards are as follows:

  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and Awards for Program that Enhance Learning will not attract prizemoney.
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence and the Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year will attract prizemoney, though amounts will be reduced. Details on prizemoney for these awards will be provided later.
  • The state-based Citations ceremonies will no longer take place. Recipients of Citations and Program Awards will receive a certificate. Ceremonies or other forms of public recognition will be at the discretion of the recipients’ institution.
  • Award recipients for Excellence in University Teacher and the Australian University Teacher of the Year Award will be announced at the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference, National Convention Centre Canberra on Wednesday 27 February to Friday 1 March 2019.

Submission of nominations will be due on Sunday 9 Dec 2018.  There will be a new online submission process.

In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to think about the nomination candidates and categories.

Stay tuned, as further information outlining the submission process will be provided in October 2018.

 


New appointment announced

20 December, 2017

The VTAS PEN and AAUTN would like to congratulate Associate Professor Angela Carbone on her new appointment as Associate Dean (Learning Innovation) and Professor in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology, commencing on 1 Feb 2017.

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Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2017

20 December, 2017

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Peter Corke from Queensland University of Technology for receiving the Australian Award for University Teacher of the Year 2017 at the Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2017.

 

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Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2016

15 December, 2016

Congratulations to Associate Professor Karen Burke da Silva from Flinders University for receiving the Australian Award for University Teacher of the Year 2016 at the Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2016.

 

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Top university teachers announced

5 December, 2016

On Thursday, 1 Dec 2016, The Minister of Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, presented Australian awards for university teaching to individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to enhancing student learning outcomes.

The teaching excellence awards were presented to 18 individuals across many disciplines including, science, the arts, Indigenous studies, psychology, business, health and journalism.

Twelve programs were also recognised for their contribution to enhancing learning.

For a full list of award recipients, please visit:
https://www.education.gov.au/news/top-university-teachers-recognised


Soft Launch of profile Booklet | Australian University Teachers of the Year 1997-2015

1 November, 2016

The Victoria Tasmania Promoting Excellence Network (VTAS-PEN) with the support of the Department of Education and Training have developed a booklet containing the profiles of Australian University Teachers of the Year 1997-2015. A soft launch of the booklet will occur at the Awards Networking Event. This will involve:

  • meeting with other award recipients including past recipients
  • interacting national/state and territory learning and teaching networks, including a discussion about the establishment of a national network of award alumni.
  • discussing key issues and opportunities in higher education, and
  • exploring the value of award


2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching

1 October, 2016

The Department of Education and Training will announce the recipients of the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching on Thursday 1 Dec 2016. Awards will be granted for

  • Teaching Excellence
  • Programs that Enhance Learning
  • Australian University Teacher of the Year

Watch this space!