Teaching Awards

Nominations now open - 2020 Stephen Cole the Elder Awards for Excellence

Nominations are invited from Executive Deans, Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate/Deputy Deans, HDR Convenors, Postgraduate Coordinators, Heads of School/Discipline, Faculty/School Managers, and Directors.

Staff may also wish to approach one of these people to seek support for their nomination.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE - Friday 7 August, 2020
FINAL SUBMISSIONS DUE - Monday 12 October, 2020

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Special Commendations – COVID19 Emergency Teaching Response

This years Commendations will recognise the exceptional work in teaching and learning that academic and professional staff supporting teaching have undertaken in response to the COVID19 pandemic.

A simplified application process and extended deadlines have been adopted. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE - Friday 23 October, 2020

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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.

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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.

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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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