Teaching awards help us to recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching. The range of awards available to SCU staff allow us to recognise the work of individuals and teams across a wide range of achievement levels. Awards are available at the University and national levels.
Vice Chancellor's Citations
The Vice Chancellor's Citations recognise and reward the excellent role played by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning and student engagement at Southern Cross University. They are awarded for a wide range of contributions to student learning and engagement, whether direct and indirect, general or specific. Nominees and applicants may be: individuals or teams; academic or professional staff; full-time, part-time or casual; and teams may include institutional associates.
In 2017, two categories of Citations will be offered:
- Citations for outstanding contributions to student learning
A maximum of five will be awarded, each accompanied by $2,000
- Citations for excellence in student engagement
A maximum of six will be awarded, each accompanied by $500
Information for potential applicants:
- Vice Chancellor's Application Information 2017
- Intent to Apply form
- Rubric - Citations for outstanding contributions to student learning
- Rubric - Citations for excellence in student engagement
Interested staff are encouraged to submit their Intent to Apply as soon as possible in order to take full benefit of the 2017 support program. The program includes workshops, resources located in a Blackboard site, and mentoring. Optionally, applicants may participate in a peer writing group. These groups provide a forum to develop a teaching philosophy, identify and write about your strengths, and identify and collect any additional evidence required.
Important dates for Vice Chancellor's Citations
28 July 2017: Last date to register your interest to apply
11 September 2017: Final applications due
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence
The Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence were initiated by the Vice-Chancellor in 2010 to recognise excellence across the University's key areas of endeavour. These awards are one way the University recognises outstanding staff contributions towards achievement of one of the University's strategic goals - to develop a high performance culture in an environment which encourages collaboration and the free exchange of ideas.
The VC Awards for Excellence for staff contributions in Teaching and Learning, is decided by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) in conjunction with SCU Awards Panel.
The 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) are now closed.
In 2017 they encompassed the Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, the Awards for Teaching Excellence, and the Awards for Program that Enhance Learning. Significant changes to the program are anticipated in 2018.
Past Award Recipients
Vice Chancellor's Citations
The Vice Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the excellent roles played by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning at Southern Cross University.
2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Hanabeth Luke, Southern Cross Geoscience and School of Environment, Science and Engineering: For opening the world of science to commencing students: Laying powerful foundations in scientific thinking through empowering and inclusive delivery.
Rob Garbutt, School of Arts and Social Sciences: For enabling students in the arts and social sciences to successfully find their way into university culture as beginning students and as beginning researchers.
2016 Citations for Excellence in Student Engagement
Lisa Jacka, School of Education: For innovative design and delivery online learning experiences that facilitate education students' readiness to teach in learning environments of the future.
Desirée Kozlowski, School of Health and Human Sciences: For finding the sweet spot: Inspiring students to strive for excellence by creating a learning environment where safety and challenge are in balance.
Simone Lewis, School of Education: For improving student confidence and enjoyment in science and technology education through clear, simple explanations and being an approachable, enthusiastic, inclusive and encouraging educator
2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Excellence in Student Engagement
Rebecca Olive, School of Arts and Social Sciences: For generating student engagement in learning about Cultural Studies ideas and theories by applying them in the classroom.
Office for Learning and Teaching Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contribution that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning. Citations are awarded to academic, general and sessional staff, and institutional associates, who have made significant contributions to student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period.
2016 OLT Citations
Marilyn Chaseling, School of Education. For a capstone unit that empowers Bachelor of Education (Primary) pre-service teachers to launch their teaching careers.
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