Teaching Awards

Our teaching awards and commendations recognise the importance and impact of learning and teaching at the University.

The annual awards program provides an opportunity to celebrate the innovative and sustained ways that teaching staff engage students to learn. The University of Adelaide supports both internal and national teaching awards.

Commendations for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning - Applications Now Open

These awards recognise the important role played by teaching staff in supporting the University to achieve strategic goals in learning and teaching.

To apply complete the application form  , attached your written statement and receive endorsement from the relevant staff member. Applications should then be emailed to the Teaching Excellence Team.

Submissions will close at 5pm, Thursday 21 October, 2021.

View the Guidelines document   for further information.

Creating an award submission can be a challenging task. Access resources to assist you in creating your application (staff log in required)

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 and Innovation of Student Learning

The University of Commendations for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning recognise the important role played by teaching staff in supporting the University to achieve strategic goals in learning and teaching. This year the awards have been adapted to recognise the outstanding achievements made by staff as they rapidly responded to the COVID-19 situation.

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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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Student-Led Teaching Awards

Managed by the Adelaide University Union, these awards are nominated by and decided upon by the current student body at the University of Adelaide

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Faculty Teaching Awards

In addition to the central University awards program each faculty offers their own teaching awards.

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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.