Frequently asked questions teaching awards (PDF, 149KB)
UC Teaching Awards recognise excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Introduced in 2001, the awards include $1,500 for each winner towards teaching-related activities. In addition, the Outstanding Teaching Practice Award recognises a special contribution by a UC teacher. Up to two will be awarded annually.
For general teaching awards, the sub-committee will be looking for evidence that the nominee (individually or as a team):
- Has maintained over a significant time-frame, high-quality teaching practices which engage students and promote effective learning appropriate to the subject level and the background of the students.
- Is proactive in their professional development as a teacher.
- Has had a positive influence on the teaching practice and/or the professional development of colleagues with respect to teaching and learning - either within their organisation or more widely.
- Has demonstrated commitment, creativity and innovation in their teaching and made a unique contribution in their role as a teacher.
- For Outstanding Teaching Practice awards, the sub-committee will be looking for evidence that the nominee (individually or as a team) has clear, documented evidence of the positive impact the teaching practice has had in relation to at least three of the following: improved student achievement; improved student retention/enrolment numbers; improved student engagement; new connections with the graduate attributes; interdisciplinary integration and collaborative teaching and/or academic inquiry between colleges/schools/departments.
How to apply
Applications for all teaching awards must be submitted by 1 April 2019 on the Teaching award pack 2019 (Word, 34KB) or, if you are seeking recognition for a particular teaching innovation, you should complete an Outstanding Teaching Practice award form 2019 (Word, 21KB). Both forms contain all the information you need to prepare and submit a portfolio. You may also wish to look through the Teaching award nominee information 2019 (Word, 23KB) or the Outstanding Teaching notes 2019 (Word, 14KB) to help you submit your portfoli
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