Citations, Teaching and Program Awards

Deakin University Learning Awards and the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Awards for University Teaching

Vice-Chancellor's prizes and awards - staff

The Deakin University Learning Awards recognise and celebrate learning and teaching at Deakin University and the elaboration and implementation of Deakin's LIVE the Future agenda. In addition, the awards assist the University to develop nominations for the (Office for Learning and Teaching) Australian Awards for University Teaching.

All Deakin University academic and general staff are eligible to apply. Please note that only academic staff will proceed to the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teacher of the Year.

  • Individual and team applications are welcome, teams may be of any size.
  • Recipients of a Deakin Learning Award are ineligible to apply for the subsequent two years.

The 2014 Vice-Chancellor's Awards open Monday 21 July and close COB Wednesday 20 August

Please read the Learning Award guidelines and application form thoroughly:

If you have any questions please call 03 5247 9111 or email the Learning, Research and Evaluation Team

Australian Awards for University Teaching

The Office for Learning and Teaching offer the following annual awards:

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

'Citations recognise and reward the diversity of contributions made by individuals and teams 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 of no less than 3 years' (Australian Awards for University Teaching, Nomination Instructions and Supporting Information).

Up to 160 Citations may be allocated, each with a prize value of $10,000.

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning

'Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning 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. The programs and services that receive program awards must have demonstrated their effectiveness through rigorous evaluation and will set benchmarks for similar activities in other institutions. (Australian Awards for University Teaching, Nomination Instructions and Supporting Information).

Up to 12 awards may be allocated, across 8 categories, each with a prize value of $25,000.

Awards for Teaching Excellence

'Awards for Teaching Excellence celebrate a group of the nation's most outstanding university teachers in their fields. Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for excellence in teaching. Recipients will have outstanding presentation skills and will have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education.' (Australian Awards for University Teaching, Nomination Instructions and Supporting Information).

Up to 16 awards may be allocated, across 8 categories, each with a prize value of $25,000.

Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year

'The Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year is the premier university teaching award. The OLT's Strategic Advisory Committee will select one recipient for the Prime Minister's Award from the recipients of Teaching Awards. The Prime Minister's Award is given to an academic with an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contribution to learning and teaching.' (Australian Awards for University Teaching, Nomination Instructions and Supporting Information).

One award may be allocated to a recipient of an Award for Teaching Excellence, with a prize value of $50,000.

Career Achievement Award

'From time-to-time a Career Achievement Award will be awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to learning and teaching that is recognised across the higher education sector. The Career Achievement Award is given to individuals whose career achievements in learning and teaching in higher education have had a major influence and left an enduring legacy. Members of the OLT's Strategic Advisory Committee put forward nominations to the Minister for this Award.' (Australian Awards for University Teaching, Nomination Instructions and Supporting Information).

One award may be allocated. No prize value provided.

The Learning Research and Evaluation team, within Deakin Learning Futures, provides an application process and administration support for the awards. For any queries please email the Learning Research and Evaluation team or telephone 5247 9111.

Please note - 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching are now underway.

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