Spotlight on Career Achievement: Alfred Deakin Prof David Boud

Spotlight on Career Achievement: Alfred Deakin Prof David Boud

24 October, 2023

In anticipation of the upcoming 2023 Career Achievement Award call for nominations, we turn our focus to the distinguished recipient of last year’s honour, Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud.

Professor Boud is a trailblazing figure in global higher education known for his pioneering research and practical contributions to assessment reform. A prominent educational researcher with expertise in higher and professional education, workplace learning and assessment, he was the world’s most-cited author in Higher Education from 2019 to 2021. His work focuses on enhancing individual responsibility for learning in educational and work settings, spanning topics like student autonomy and work-based learning.

As a respected higher education leader, Professor Boud’s work has been adopted in 85 educational institutions across 19 countries, including 32 Australian universities. He has played key roles in 13 national collaborative projects, driving changes in teaching and institutional policies. In 2014, he established the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, which has become a leading national centre for higher education research. He is a prolific collaborator and mentor, linking learning and teaching leaders everywhere through research and co-publication.

Learn more about his approach in the video below or view his profile to read about his publications and projects.

Nominations for the 2023 Career Achievement Award will be open from 30 October until 17 November via your institution’s Vice-Chancellor. Contact your Institutional Contact Officer if you wish to receive more information about nominations at your university.

2023 Career Achievement Award

12 October, 2023

This year the AAUT will continue to recognise individuals who have devoted their life to 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: 30 Oct – 17 Nov via your institution’s Vice-Chancellor.

2023 AAUT program

15 June, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the AAUT program will be continuing in 2023! With the support of Universities Australia, the 2023 AAUT program will be led by Prof Angela Carbone, as the Director, and the Awards Team, including Luana Spadafora as the Awards Manager. We are also currently seeking a Project Coordinator to join the team. 


Now it’s time to start encouraging your top educators to apply for this year’s round of awards, including previous Citation recipients to develop their nominations into a full Teaching Award application. You can now access the 2023 AAUT Nomination Packs on the Universities Australia website (under ‘How to Nominate’). There are a few minor changes to the Teaching Awards submission requirements (including Early Career) which are detailed in the Teaching Award Nomination Instructions.

As the AAUT award categories will remain the same in 2023, we are reusing the invaluable Professional Development Series developed last year. Nominees can watch these online sessions here. We recommend nominees watch the following PD sessions depending on their selected award category:

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