Griffith Citations and Awards for Excellence in Teaching

The Griffith Citations and Awards for Excellence in Teaching scheme is a suite of University programs designed to recognise and reward teachers who:

  • are passionate about their discipline or profession
  • are at the cutting edge of their field
  • have a comprehensive and expanding knowledge base
  • possess highly refined professional expertise and skills
  • are enthusiastic about helping students learn.

It is also designed to recognise professional staff who make equally significant contributions to student learning.

Why apply for an award?

Gain recognition and reward for your achievements in teaching and learning (award funds are used to benefit recipients' development as university teachers)

Facilitate teaching collaboration, teamwork and sharing of good practice

Progress the documentation and acknowledgement of your learning and teaching practice (beginning with a GLTC and proceeding to a GAET)

2018 key dates

Monday 19 February — Friday 23 February (Orientation Week, Trimester 1)

Citations and Awards scheme opens

The Citations and Awards Scheme will be launched by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) via broadcast email to staff. Find out more about the scheme.

Thursday 7 June (Study Week, Trimester 1)

Group Learning and Teaching Citations Applications due

Applications closed at 5.00 pm on Thursday 7 June.

Friday 13 July (Week 1, Trimester 2)

Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching Nominations close

Nominate a colleague or self-nominate for a Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching. Submit a nomination.

Monday 30 July (Week 4, Trimester 2)

Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching Applications due

Applications are submitted online. Application and online submission form links are below.

Key dates flyer

Download the 2018 Awards and Grants key dates flyer to print and share with colleagues

Available opportunities

Group Learning and Teaching Citations

20 citations valued at $2,000 each may be awarded annually to individual teachers, teaching teams and programs. The maximum number of citations to be awarded by each Group is 5. Citations require a written application addressing assessment criteria, supported by evidence, submitted by the due date.

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Excellence in Teaching Group Awards

Awards valued at $3,000 each may be awarded annually in the following categories:

  • Arts, Education and Law
  • Griffith Business School
  • Griffith Health
  • Griffith Sciences

Excellence in Teaching Priority Area Awards

Awards valued at $3,000 each may be awarded annually in the following categories:

  • Early Career Award
  • Sessional Academic Staff Award
  • Employability in the Curriculum Award
  • High Impact Strategies for Progression, Retention and Attainment Award
  • Cultural Inclusiveness Award
  • Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning Award
  • Leadership of Learning and Teaching Award

Programs and Teams that Enhance Learning Awards

Awards valued at $4,000 each may be awarded annually across 6 areas:

  • Widening participation
  • Educational partnerships and collaborations with other organisations
  • Innovation and flexibility in curricula, learning and teaching
  • Postgraduate education
  • Student experiences and services supporting learning, development and growth in higher education
  • Global citizenship and internationalisation

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Commendations

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) is pleased to acknowledge teachers each trimester that achieved outstanding student experience of teaching reports. Staff members receiving reports with a mean of greater than 4.8 for all items and a minimum response rate of 40%, for courses with a minimum class size of 25 for undergraduate courses and 15 for postgraduate courses in any trimester receive a letter of commendation.

2018 DVC (Academic) Commendations

Previous DVC (Academic) Commendations

Guidelines

Detailed requirements and instructions for preparing an application for a Citation or Award

Application and submission forms

Applications are submitted online and require applicants to upload applications as a PDF and complete an accompanying application form.

Griffith Group Learning and Teaching Citations

Application template

Download and complete the application template, which will be required when you submit your application.

GLTC Application Template

Submission form

Applications closed at 5.00 pm, Thursday 7 June 2018.

Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Nomination form

Nominate a colleague for a Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching. You can also self nominate.

Nominations closed 13 July 2018.

Application form

Download and complete the application form for the award category you are applying for. You will be required to upload the form when you submit your application.

Excellence in Teaching category

Programs that Enhance Learning category

Submission form

Applications closed at 5.00 pm, Monday 30 July 2018.

Application Preparation Resources and Modules

Planning plays a big part in developing a strong learning and teaching award application. Learn more about eligibility requirements, developing an evidence portfolio and making sure your application adheres to the award guidelines.

2018 learning and teaching award recipients

Griffith has a rich history of teaching excellence, which has been recognised at national and university levels. Find out more about our award winning university teachers.

Australian Awards for University Teaching

Nominations for national awards are by invitation from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)