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Office for Learning and Teaching Awards

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The Office for Learning and Teaching Awards 2014

There are five award categories:

  • Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence
  • Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year
  • Career Achievement Award

 

Details of all awards, grants and fellowships are outlined on the Office for Learning and Teaching website and is available at www.olt.gov.au and you should refer to this website for all up to date information.

Please click here for full OLT Nomination Instructions.

All OLT Citation and Award applications from Monash MUST be submitted to the Promoting Excellence Team before submission to the Office for Learning and Teaching.

All submissions are reviewed and ranked by the Monash Teaching Awards Panel before final submission to the Office for Learning and Teaching.

Assistance is available throughout any stage of the application process from the Promoting Excellence Team via email to pe@monash.edu or by telephone on 9903 4482.


Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Up to 160 awards of $10,000)

Citations recognise and reward the diverse contribution that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning.  Citations are awarded to academic, professional and sessional staff, and institutional associates, who have made significant contributions to student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period.

Click here for Citation Nomination Form (word 89kb)  and Selection Criteria.


Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning (Up to 12 awards of $25,000)

Program 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.  The programs and services that receive awards must have demonstrated their effectiveness through rigorous evaluation and will set benchmarks for similar activities in other institutions.

There are seven categories:

1.     Widening Participation

2.     Educational partnerships and collaborations with other organisations

3.     The first-year experience

4.     Flexible learning and teaching

5.     Innovation in curricula, learning and teaching

6.     Postgraduate education

7.     Services supporting student learning

8.     Global citizenship and internationalisation

Click here for Program Nomination Form (word 57kb) and Selection Criteria.


Awards for Teaching Excellence (Up to 16 awards of $25,000)

Teaching Awards celebrate a group of the nation's most outstanding university teachers in their fields.  Teaching Awards give recognition to 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.

There are eight categories of Awards for Teaching Excellence: five discipline categories, a category for Indigenous education; an early career category and a priority category.

1.     Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies (incl Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Medicine, Nursing, etc)

2.     Humanities and the Arts

3.     Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies

4.     Physical Sciences and Related Studies (incl Architecture, Building and Planning, Engineering, Computing and Information Science)

5.     Social Sciences (including Education)

6.     Neville Bonner Award/s for Indigenous Education

7.     Early Career

8.     The Priority Area for 2014 is: High impact intervention for progression, retention and attainment.

Click here for Teaching Excellence Nomination Form (word 57kb) and Selection Criteria.


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

The Prime Minister's Award is the premier university teaching award.   This is made to an academic with an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contribution to learning and teaching.  The winner is selected from the winners of the Awards for Teaching Excellence in the same year.

Career Achievement Award

From time-to-time the OLT 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.   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 Board put forward nominations for this Award.

 

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