Congratulations to our 2022 Award winners!
23 February, 2023
Congratulations to the 2022 Australian University Teacher of the Year Dr Poh Wah Hillock, from the University of Queensland, and the 2022 Career Achievement Award winner Prof David Boud, from Deakin University.
Dr Poh Wah Hillock is an innovative leader who has enhanced learning and teaching and the student experience at the University of Queensland (UQ). With her philosophy of identifying and then building upon students’ current knowledge, Poh has motivated and inspired countless students to excel in what is commonly regarded as a difficult discipline – Mathematics. Poh also led the successful transformation of UQ’s first year mathematics courses, delivering flexibility and high value on-campus learning experiences. The support network and course redesign have made a lasting impact on teaching and learning in the first year mathematics cohort at UQ, as evidenced by high course ratings, positive feedback from students and tutors and recognition from colleagues and teaching awards. You can watch a video of Dr Hillock’s work here.
Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud is a widely recognised leader in higher education and a prolific collaborator and mentor, linking learning and teaching leaders everywhere through research and co-publication. He has shaped the teaching, learning and assessment practice of higher education globally over the last 40 years. In particular, he has led and guided practical application of his work in assessment reform across the Australian higher education sector. Professor Boud’s pioneering work focuses on sustainable assessment, feedback as a process, and self-assessment and the development of students’ evaluative judgement. He has fostered application of his work in 85 education institutions in 19 countries, including 32 Australian universities, and has led or participated in 13 national collaborative projects to advance higher education practice in Australia. You can watch a video about Prof David Boud here.
We also congratulate A/Prof Benjamin Wilson from the University of Canberra for receiving the Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education. Associate Professor Ben Wilson is a Jagera man from the southern suburbs of Meanjin (Brisbane), with his Country extending out through Ipswich to Boonah. Ben has been teaching ecocentric approaches to education through Indigenous ways of knowing for the past three years at the University of Canberra and believes in the power and utility of First Nations knowledge to affect change in education systems.
In the official video announcement, we also celebrate the winners across all the other award categories, including:
- 9 Teaching award recipients;
- 4 Program award recipients; and
- 59 Citation recipients.
Watch the official announcement here to see all of the recipients. You can read about their work in the 2022 AAUT Awards Ceremony Booklet.
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2022 Australian Awards for University Teaching—we hope their example will inspire current and future leaders in education.
An enormous thank you to our Award Committee Chairs, including Emeritus Prof Pip Pattison, Prof David Sadler, Prof Sally Kift and Prof Liz Johnson, all of our volunteer assessors and our committed Institutional Contact Officers who make this program possible every year. And thank you to everyone who joined us to recognise the achievements of this year’s award winners.
2022 AAUT Career Achievement Award
28 October, 2022
This year the AAUT will continue to recognise individuals who have devoted their life making outstanding contributions to learning and teaching, with their achievements having a major influence and leaving an enduring legacy on the higher education sector. This will be recognised and celebrated through the Career Achievement Award.
Nomination period: 31 Oct – 18 Nov via your institution Vice-Chancellor.
1997-2021 Australian University Teachers of the Year booklet
5 October, 2022
We’re delighted to share the fourth edition of the 1997-2021 Australian University Teachers of the Year booklet. Thank you to all recipients for their profile contributions to this valuable resource for leaders and principal drivers in the Higher Education sector.
Phase 2 Nominations extended to Friday 23 September
9 September, 2022
The Awards Portal is now open for Institutional Contact Officers (ICO) to upload their nominees’ submissions and photos.
The closing date for Phase 2 Nominations has been extended to Friday 23 September.
We encourage you to upload the submissions and photos as early as possible.
2022 AAUT Professional Development Sessions
1 August, 2022
Watch and learn from Professional Development sessions via the #AAUT playlist here:
Please find below the recording links:
Writing a successful AAUT Citation application Session recording (31 mins)
Writing a successful AAUT Program Award application Session recording (40 mins)
Writing a successful AAUT Teaching Award application Session recording (41 mins)
Writing a successful AAUT Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education application Session recording (36 mins)
Writing a successful AAUT Early Career Award application Session recording (48 mins)
2021 AAUT NSW/ACT State-based Ceremony
25 July, 2022
The University of Wollongong is hosting the 2021 #AAUT NSW/ACT state-based ceremony. Let us come together to celebrate the achievement of the NSW/ACT recipients. This event is by invitation only. RSVP by Friday 29th July 2022 (extended).
2021 AAUT Teaching Awards (Early Career) Recipient: Dr Nick Brown
7 June, 2022
As the 2021 Teaching Award recipient, Dr Nick Brown was invited to create awareness and support applications for Early Career category.
Brief introduction 0:02
Key aspects of your teaching been recognised for? 0:19
My journey of winning the Early Career award 1:09
What would you say to aspiring applicants? 2:31
How has it impacted on your career? 3:41
2021 AAUT Teaching Awards (Early Career) Recipient: Dr Katherine O’Brien
7 June, 2022
As the 2021 Teaching Award recipient, Dr Katherine O’Brien was invited to create awareness and support applications for Early Career category.
Key aspects of your teaching been recognised for 0:47
How did you approach teaching awards applications 1:57
What support did you receive for teaching awards applications 2:18
What were challenges in writing the application and how did you overcome them 3:27
How has it impacted on your career? 5:04
What would you say to aspiring applicants? 6:22
2022 AAUT Briefing Sessions
17 May, 2022
Watch and learn from briefing session via the #AAUT playlist here:
Please find below the recording links:
2022 AAUT Neville Bonner Award Briefing Session recording (17 min)
2022 AAUT ICOs Briefing Session recording (38 min)
2022 AAUT Meet 2018-2021 AAUTY recipient Briefing Session recording (46 min)
2021 Career Achievement Award: Adjunct Professor John Biggs AM
9 May, 2022
We are delighted to have Adjunct Professor John Biggs AM, the recipient of the 2021 Career Achievement Award, sharing his journey and provides inspiration to aspiring university teachers. (Transcript)
Contents of this video —-
0:04 – Introduction and Background
0:40 – What is Constructive Alignment?
2:20 – How did Constructive Alignment work?
3:43 – Where could Constructive Alignment apply to?
5:14 – Thank you