Stephen Cole the Elder Awards for Excellence

These awards recognise the University’s highest achievers in teaching, support of teaching, and supervisory practices. They recognise the contributions made to student learning by both academic and professional staff.

First presented in 1991, Stephen Cole the Elder Awards were established through bequest made to the University of Adelaide by a descendant of Stephen Cole the Elder, pioneer South Australian colonist.

Up to four Stephen Cole the Elder Awards for Excellence will be offered in 2019, and recipients will be awarded $8000. 

All applications must be supported by a formal nomination. Both individuals and teams may be nominated in any category. 

The three categories of award are:

  • Excellence in Teaching and Support for Learning
  • Excellence in the Leadership, Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice
  •  Excellence in HDR Supervisory Practice

It is anticipated that at least one award will be made in each of the three categories; however, the selection panel reserves the right to award in fewer in than three categories should the selection criteria not be met.

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  • 2019 recipients

    Name Area Award
    Dr Hong Cai School of Social Sciences,
    Faculty of Arts
    Excellence in Teaching
    Dr Frank Donnelly School of Nursing,
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Excellence in the Leadership.
    Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice
    Dr Karina Riggs and
    Dr Beth Loveys (team)
    School of Agriculture, Food and Wine,
    Faculty of Sciences
    Excellence in the Leadership.
    Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice
    Dr Susan Hemer School of Social Sciences,
    Faculty of Arts
    Excellence in HDR Supervisory Practice
  • 2018 recipients

    Name Area Award
    Associate Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel Adelaide Medical School,
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Excellence in the Leadership,
    Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice
    Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch Elder Conservatorium of Music,
    Faculty of Arts
    Excellence in Teaching and Support for Learning
    Dr Claudia Szabo School of Computer Science,
    Faculty of ECMS
    Excellence in Teaching and Support for Learning
    Professor Christophe Fumeaux School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
    Faculty of ECMS
    Excellence in HDR Supervisory Practice