Time to start thinking about the 2019 ACU Teaching Awards

ACU Citations are designed to recognise and reward staff who have made a significant contribution to student learning at the University. There are several different categories outlined in the table below.

In addition, the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award and the Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Teaching Award (part of the ACU Postgraduate Strategy) give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for their excellent teaching and their deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education. Both awards are open to either full-time or part-time academic staff with at least five years of service in the University.

The assessment criteria for the awards are:

  • approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
  • development of curricula, resources or services that reflect a command of the field
  • evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning
  • innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience.

Citation awards

Award titleAward amountEligibility
ACU Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award $10,000 Individuals or teams from academic staff who have been nominated by their Faculty based on specific criteria.
ACU Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award $10,000 Individuals or teams from academic staff who have been nominated by their Faculty based on specific criteria.
ACU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning $5000 Individuals and teams from academic and professional staff who have made a significant and sustained contribution to student learning at ACU over at least three years.
ACU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: Early Career $5000 Nominees with no more than five years experience teaching in a higher education institution including tutoring and part-time teaching.
ACU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: Sessional staff $5000 Individuals and teams from sessional academic staff who have made a significant and sustained contribution to student learning at ACU over at least three years.
ACU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: Integrating Catholic Intellectual Tradition in Teaching Practice $5000 Individual and teams who have developed themes and activities which reflect Catholic Intellectual Tradition in units of study.

Faculties will be invited to endorse teaching staff prior to the application process. Suitable applicants will have strong SELT results over several years, a level of leadership in teaching, a track record in scholarly practice/innovation in teaching (e.g. publications, committee leadership, projects) and endorsement from the senior staff in the faculty. They can receive support from LTC as they prepare their award application.

All applications are assessed by the ACU Awards and Grants Committee, chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation).

The 2019 ACU Teaching Awards Guidelines and other resources are now available on the Learning and Teaching website.

For further information please contact the Awards and Grants team: awards&grants.LTC@acu.edu.au


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