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 (applications via JCU).
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 $1000 each will be awarded, with a total prize value of $10,000. Recipients will receive their award as a personal cash prize.
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.
Up to 12 citations with a prize value of $4000 each will be awarded across the Townsville, Cairns and Singapore campuses. Additionally, one annual citation with a prize value of $4000 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 (AAUT) were established in 1997 by the Australian Government to celebrate and reward excellence in university teaching.
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 AAUT nominations are supported by the Directorate and submitted by the University on behalf of the candidate.
JCU Learning and Teaching Grants provide funding for academic and professional staff to investigate, develop and implement innovations in learning and teaching.
Internal grants for teaching and learning projects are distributed annually by Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement (LTSE). Different project categories are nominated each year depending on the availability of funds.