Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
This annual Teaching Award recognises the outstanding contribution that an individual academic or teacher, or teaching team has made. The contribution will evidence the promotion of teaching excellence at RMIT over a sustained time period, model best practice and show influence within the wider educational community. This Award recognises an academic or teacher or team with an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educational leadership and scholarly contribution to learning and teaching.
Value of the award
The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award consists of a grant of $20,000 which can be used by the recipient to:
- advance the career/s of the recipient/s
- provide additional resources to support their teaching or activities related to the award
- assist the individual/team to disseminate and embed good practice in learning and teaching.
All RMIT Higher Education academic and TAFE teaching staff are eligible for this award.
Staff who have been awarded either an ALTC or OLT Award for Teaching Excellence or the Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year are not eligible to be considered for the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. ALTC or OLT Citation recipients are eligible for selection for the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and must have submitted an application for an RMIT Teaching Award in the current round.
RMIT staff who have previously been awarded an RMIT Teaching Award may apply again after a period of five years.
Nomination and selection procedure
No separate nomination process is required for this Award.
The University Selection Panel will consider all current Teaching Award applications and decide whether to recommend an award in this category to the Vice-Chancellor.