The University of Queensland fosters and acknowledges excellence in its learning and teaching environment by recognising and rewarding its academic and general staff through three annual award programs.
The achievements of recipients of Awards for Teaching Excellence, Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning and Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at Customs House during Teaching and Learning Week on 1 November 2010.
Awards for Teaching Excellence
In 1988 the Awards for Teaching Excellence (formerly Awards for Excellence in Teaching) were inaugurated to reward University teachers who had been recognised by their students and their peers for sustained excellence in teaching. The awards celebrate academic staff with teaching or teaching/research appointments who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching at The University of Queensland. Five awards are granted each year. Each award winner will receive a grant of $10,000.
Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning
In 2002 the University presented its first Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning (formerly Awards for the Enhancement of Student Learning) to recognise programs and services that enhance the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience at The University of Queensland. They are awarded to projects/services initiated by curriculum teams, groups or organisational units.
There are seven award categories with up to four awards granted each year. Each award winner will receive a grant of $10,000.
Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
This category, introduced in 2006, recognises the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning, student engagement and/or the overall student experience at The University of Queensland. Nomination is open to academic staff, general staff, sessional staff and institutional associates. Winners are selected at the discretion of the Teaching and Learning Committee and will receive a grant of $4,000.
Information on winners from previous years is available on the Teaching and Learning website.