What are Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching?
Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching (GAET) are awarded by the University to recognise and reward teachers, teaching teams, professional staff and programs for their contributions to student learning. GAET are awarded on the basis of a University-wide competitive application process.
Submitting an application requires staff to present a succinct, well-argued case for excellence against the designated criteria for the particular award category that is supported by a wide range of sources of evidence which are integrated into the written application. The recommended pathway is that staff apply for a Group Learning and Teaching Citation in the first instance, proceeding to a Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching in the future. This year, there is also a nomination-only Award, the Group Educational Leadership Awards (nominations submitted by senior leaders). It is a great way to receive recognition for your achievements in learning and teaching, and share your great practice or innovations.
GAET recipients are presented with a Certificate at the annual Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards, and also receive an Excellence in Teaching medal at the relevant Graduation Ceremony.
The Vice Chancellor’s Awards for the Griffith University Teacher and Education Leader of the Year are awarded to the most outstanding recipients of these two categories.
The GAET scheme is managed by the Centre for Learning Futures. Learning Futures manages processes for providing advice in developing applications and the selection of (GAET) applicants.
Please review the online modules for advice in relation to choosing a category.
The Application Instructions and Checklist for each Award category detail eligibility provisions. In summary, the Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching are open to all academic and professional staff employed by the University on a 50% or more basis, with the exception of the Sessional Academic Staff Award and the Group Awards. In 2020, Sessional Academic Staff who meet all of these requirements but are not engaged or not actively teaching during Trimester 2 but were engaged in Trimester 1, will also be eligible to apply. For further information about the Sessional Academic Staff Award, please review the Application Instructions and Checklist for this category.
For all award categories, excepting the Group Educational Leadership Award, applications for the Awards are initiated by a nomination received either via :
- a Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Commendation (student nomination) or
- staff nomination (self or peer nominations).
Nominate a colleague for a Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching or self-nominate via the GAET Nomination Form.
Online nominations close on at 4:00pm on Friday 21 August, 2020..
Please review the detailed Nomination Requirements before submitting a nomination.
Please note that the Group Educational Leadership Award is conferred through a nomination-only process.
Deputy Heads of School or Directors (Learning and Teaching), Heads of School, Deans, Learning and Teaching or Pro Vice Chancellors only may nominate academic and professional staff from their Group for the Educational Leadership Award.
The Learning Futures Award and Grant Writing Modules aim to support eligible staff to develop applications that address the higher order criteria against which applications are assessed and meet the eligibility and compliance requirements of the schemes.
All applicants are requested to complete the modules before submitting an application.
To access the modules via Learning@Griffith:
- Login to Learning@Griffith
- Go to the Organisations Tab
- Enter Learning Futures Award and Grant Writing Modules in the Organisation Search field and click Go
- Click on the link GIHE_LAT_AWARD
- In the left menu click Self Enrol
For Assessment Panels
Resources for assessment panels will be made available to Panel members via the LF Grants and Awards database (SharePoint site). For further enquiries please contact Learning Futures via firstname.lastname@example.org