VC Awards guidelines

Nominations

1.  Nominations for the ANU Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education (VC's Awards) are open to all university academic and professional staff, recognising and rewarding the diverse contributions staff make to the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience in ANU.

2.  Nominations for the VC's Awards may only be made by delegated representatives of the Colleges, Divisions, and other areas of ANU. Individuals may not self-nominate.

3.  College Associate Deans (Education) or a delegate from College Awards Committees may make the nominations. All College award recipients must be nominated for the VC's Awards, and other staff or programs may also be nominated from College awards nominations as appropriate. Rankings from College education awards should not be carried forward when nominations are submitted.

4.  Division Directors may nominate staff and programs as appropriate in consultation with senior staff in their Division.

5.  Other areas of ANU may nominate staff and programs as appropriate in consultation with senior staff in their area.

6.  The number of nominations made by each College, Division or other area in ANU is not limited.

7. All College education awards should, as far as possible, align with the Vice-Chancellor's Awards. Application documentation for the College, and Vice-Chancellor's Awards should generally be aligned. Each College should develop evidence based criteria/ processes/guidelines consistent with the University (and national awards) process. Colleges would not, however, need to provide the level of detail required for the national awards evaluations and would not be expected to follow national awards procedures for their internal College assessments.

8. Nominations for the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education must be made on the nomination form provided by the Promoting Excellence team in CHELT to the Associate Deans (Education), Division Directors or senior staff in other areas.

9.  Eligibility for nomination for the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Supervision, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Indigenous Educaiton and Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning:

  • Staff must be in full-time or fractional employment;
  • in continuing or contract positions;
  • have been employed at the ANU for at least 3 years;
  • will be a member of staff at the ANU during the period of the Award Committee's deliberations and decision (ie in the semester after nomination).
  • If part of a team, the team leader and at least 1 team member must have been employed at the ANU for at least 3 years.
  • Details of the Early Career category are provided on the web pages for the Awards for Teaching Excellence, Excellence in Supervision, and Citations.
  • Further details about eligibility are on the web pages for each award type.

Eligibility for the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating:

  • Nominees must be employed at ANU as tutors in casual, sessional, full time or fractional, continuing or fixed term positions.
  • Further details about eligibility are on the web pages for each award type.

10. The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education will be formally presented at the University graduation ceremonies.

Awards process chart

The Awards process chart shows the process of nomination, application and awards for the College Education Awards, the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education and the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Awards prize money

The Award monies are awarded as a prize and disbursed to the recipients to be used to:

1. Advance the career/s of the recipient/s.

For example: presenting at a conference and costs associated with attending - conference registrations, accommodation and travel.

2. Provide additional resources to support their teaching or activities related to the award.

For example: Information Technology, such as, work computer, work laptop, any resources related to your teaching - text books, professional subscriptions.

3. Assist the individual/team to disseminate good practice in learning and teaching.

For example: teaching forums, professional development, seminars, website development/hosting, assistance for publications, teaching relief.