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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Excellence in Teaching Award
Eligibility Open to individuals and teams. Currently employed full or part-time academic staff of the University who have worked at the University for a minimum of one year are eligible for individual nomination, or as leaders of team nominations. For team nominations, staff who do not satisfy these eligibility criteria, but whose contribution to the Award initiative is to be acknowledged, may be included as members of a team nomination.
Selection criteria Nominees for Excellence in Teaching Awards respond to all FOUR selection criteria in the Excellence in Teaching nomination form. The Awards Review Panel recommends that applicants for Teaching Excellence must have a minimum of two (2) years continuous service with the University with at least three (3) sessions of evidence.
Assessment criteria The four criteria will be given equal consideration by the Awards Panel. In assessing nominations against the four criteria, the Panel will take into account the:
a. extent to which the claims for excellence are supported by formal and informal evaluation
b. extent of creativity, imagination or innovation, irrespective of whether the approach involves traditional learning environments or technology-based developments
c. information contained in references and selected supporting materials submitted by the nominee
Focus Areas - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Excellence in Teaching Awards will be awarded in the following four focus areas:
- Excellence in Teaching
- Excellence in Teaching – Partnerships
- Excellence in Teaching – Education for Sustainability
- Excellence in Teaching – Early Career Academic
Where an award is not provided for a particular focus area, the award may be provided to an alternate focus area.
Closing Date: Application dates for 2021 will be finalised shortly.
To apply for a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) – Excellence in Teaching Award, please complete the Teaching Award Nomination Form (PDF, 90.71 KB)(opens in a new window) .
For further information about awards, please refer to the Awards Guidelines (PDF, 362.97 KB)(opens in a new window)
Applications for all awards should be submitted in a single PDF file to LearningFutures@westernsydney.edu.au. Applications will be acknowledged via email.
All enquiries about the pre submission application process and resources should be directed to LearningFutures@westernsydney.edu.au .