A range of teaching awards and citations are offered through the Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement and the Teaching and Learning Academy, while National awards are offered through the Department of Education and Training.
Sessional Teaching Awards recognise the significant contributions made by sessional staff to the JCU teaching and learning community. College Deans may nominate any staff member who has been employed on a sessional basis throughout the year.
Awards of $1,000 each will be awarded with a total prize value of $10,000. Recipients will receive their award as a personal cash prize.
Inclusive Practice Awards recognise JCU staff who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to assisting students with disabilities. Nominations are made by students who are registered with AccessAbility Services.
The awards recognise staff who are flexible, consultative, proactive and/or innovative in addressing the challenges faced by students who are studying with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness or health condition.
JCU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period.
Up to 12 citations with a prize value of $4,000 each will be awarded across the Townsville, Cairns and Singapore campuses. Additionally, one annual citation with a prize value of $4,000 will be made to the individual or team considered to have made the most outstanding contribution to student learning.
The Australian Awards for University Teaching recognise teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to student learning. The program is highly competitive and involves an intensive selection process to assess the achievements of applicants. JCU staff who wish to apply for a National Citation or Award must first engage in a rigorous internal nomination process. Only the most competitive nominations will be chosen for national consideration.
All nominations for Australian Awards for University Teaching are supported by the Directorate and submitted by the University on behalf of the candidate.
Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning. They are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates. Citation recipients receive $10,000 each.
Awards for Programmes that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience of higher education. The programs and services that receive Program Awards must have demonstrated their effectiveness through rigorous evaluation and will set benchmarks for similar activities in other institutions. Award recipients receive $25,000 each.
Teaching Excellence Awards celebrate a group of the nation’s most outstanding university teachers in their fields. Teaching Awards give recognition to teachers (individuals and teams) renowned for the excellence of their teaching, who have outstanding presentation skills and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education. Award recipients receive $25,000 each.