Presented by UA Chair Professor John Dewar AO and Awards Director Professor Angela Carbone.
Dr Poh Wah Hillock
The University of Queensland
Professor David Boud
The 2022 AAUT program honours a range of teachers and programs – from early career academics to those who have devoted a lifetime to teaching and learning.
The full list of 2022 Australian Awards for University Teaching recipients is available here.
Please find our full media release here.
For the latest AAUT news, see the Australian Awarded University Teacher’s Network site.
The 2023 AAUT Nomination Packs and program overview are now available. Please see below for more details.
The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) were established in 1997 by the Australian Government to celebrate and reward excellence in university teaching. Since then, the Awards have become a valued form of recognition for university educators Australia wide.
The AAUT recognise the impact that educators have on the learning and teaching experiences and outcomes of university students. They celebrate and reward programs and practices that support students and enhance learning. They promote excellence in learning and teaching in all aspects of higher education. Recipients, with the support of their institutions, contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through the ongoing sharing and dissemination of knowledge.
This year, there are five award types promoting and recognising excellence in learning and teaching.
2023 AAUT KEY DATES
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Citations recognise and reward the diversity of contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning. They are awarded to individuals or teams who have contributed to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates.
In 2023, up to 100 citations will be awarded across the categories below:
Maximum of six Citation submissions per institution.
Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching programs and services that make innovative and outstanding contributions to student learning outcomes and the quality of the student experience. They are awarded to programs and services that have set high standards for learning and teaching activities in Australian higher education institutions. Program award is open to team nominations only.
In 2023, up to four awards will be granted across the categories below:
Maximum of two Program Awards submissions per institution across all categories.
Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise Australia’s most outstanding university teachers who have demonstrated excellent leadership through sustained commitment to innovation, delivery of quality teaching and sustained dedication to improving the student experience and learning outcomes.
In 2023, up to nine awards will be granted across the categories below:
Maximum of three Teaching Awards submissions per institution across all categories.
The Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year is the premier university teaching award. Among the Teaching Award recipients, one individual with an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contribution to learning and teaching will be awarded the Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year.
In 2020, Universities Australia has reinstated the Career Achievement Award that occasionally awarded to one or more individuals who have met the following criteria:
Each nominee is required to prepare a submission consisting of a written statement, and relevant supporting documents. This submission is referred to as a “nomination” Once completed, the Institutional Contact Officer (ICO) is responsible for the online submission of all nominations for their institution. The ICO will be notified of the award outcomes via email.
Nomination is open to academic, general and sessional staff (full-time or fractional, continuing or contract) of an Australian institution. Only those institutions listed in Table A and Table B under Subdivision 16–B of the Higher Education Support Act (2003) are eligible to nominate for the AAUT.
All nominations must be submitted by your Institutional Contact Officer (ICO). The ICO is the central point of contact for all AAUT related matters.
We encourage universities to widely promote these awards in their institution by utilising the range of resources listed below.
We recommend ICOs watch the 2023 ICO Briefing from Friday 23 June. As the AAUT award categories will remain the same in 2023, we encourage nominees to watch our invaluable 2022 Professional Development sessions.
We are delighted to have the recipients of the 2018 to 2021 Australian Awards for University Teacher of the Year (AAUTY), sharing their journey of winning the awards and some encouragement to the aspiring applicants.
2022 AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Dr Poh Wah Hillock, The University of Queensland
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