Awards for Learning and Teaching

The University of Adelaide's annual awards program provides an opportunity to celebrate the innovative and sustained ways that both academic and professional staff engage students to learn.

The University recognises the importance of both internal and external learning and teaching awards.

Submit an award application in 2024, with information and writing workshops provided throughout the year.  

Applicants can also access a range of resources to assist them with their application.


Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence

These awards recognise the University’s highest achievers in teaching, support of teaching, and supervisory practices.
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Commendations for the Enhancement of and Innovation in Student Learning

The University of Adelaide's Commendations for the Enhancement of and Innovation in Student Learning recognise the important role played by staff in supporting the University to achieve strategic goals in learning and teaching. 
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Faculty Learning and Teaching Awards

In addition to the central University awards program, each faculty offers their own awards for learning and teaching.

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Australian Awards for University Teaching

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.

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STEMM Educator of the year

Offered by the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science, the STEMM Educator of the Year Award recognises effective teachers who are critical to successful STEMM education.

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Tony McMurtrie Practitioner Award for Academic Integrity

This annual award is presented to a member of University of Adelaide staff (academic or professional) who exemplifies the values of academic integrity: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage, in their application of the Academic Integrity Policy through either education and/or implementation.

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