The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to student learning through five awards programs:

  • The Prime Minister's Award for the Australian University Teacher of the Year
    This award is made to an academic with exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contribution to teaching and learning. One (1) award of $50,000 will made to a recipient of a 2012 Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence (ATE)
    These awards recognise university teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education. Up to sixteen (16) awards, with a prize value of $25,000 each, will be made in 2012.
  • Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning (APEL)
    These awards recognise learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience of higher education. Up to twelve (14) awards, with a prize value of $25,000 each will be made in 2012.
  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (COCSL)
    These awards recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning. Citations are awarded to academic, general and sessional staff and institutional associates who have made significant contributions to student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period. Up to one hundred and sixty (160) Citations including in the Early Career category, with a prize value of $10,000 each, will be awarded in 2012.
  • Career Achievement Award
    From time to time the ALTC makes a career Achievement Award to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to learning and teaching that is recognised across the higher education sector.

Further information about the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) can be found on the Office for Learning and Teaching website

Each year, recent winners of the UQ Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards  are invited to submit expressions of interest for the consideration of The University of Queensland’s selection committees for the AAUT Awards for Teaching Excellence, Awards for Programs that Enhance Student Learning and Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. The University may submit up to eight nominees for the Awards for Teaching Excellence, up to seven nominees for the Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning and up to ten nominees for Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

The University’s Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI) works to cultivate excellence in learning and teaching at The University of Queensland through research, development and innovation. As part of this mission TEDI provides UQ nominees selected by The University’s selection committees with support in preparing their AAUT submissions.

For further information about the AAUT Awards or support provided by TEDI contact:

Michele Wirt
Teaching and Educational Development Institute
Email: teaching.awards@uq.edu.au
Telephone: 3365 6351
Website:  http://www.tedi.uq.edu.au/national-teaching-and-learning-awards

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