Learning and teaching recognition

Explore opportunities to record and reflect upon your teaching practice over time to aid personal reflection, promotion or probation processes or formal recognition via grants and awards.

Internal recognition

Learning Teaching and Innovation Grants (LTIG) 

The Learning & Teaching Innovation Grants are an investment in projects that seek to advance our goal of Empowering students for their future. The University has committed $150,000 to support projects that will further innovate how we teach, and provide our students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences to be career-ready and life-ready. 

LTIG Information for staff


Peer review 

Peer review of teaching-related activities is available to academics at all career stages and offers: 

  • feedback and constructive suggestions to help academics in their development as teachers, and 
  • mutual support and feedback among colleagues, as part of ongoing reflection on teaching practice. 

Formal peer observation of teaching (POT) and peer review of educational practice (PREP) add to the evidence academics can provide to highlight the impact of their teaching-related activity. 

Peer review information for staff


UOW Teacher & Subject Evaluations 

Evaluations enable teachers to obtain formal feedback from students on their teaching for use as evidence in academic probation and academic promotion applications. Anyone  teaching in a UOW subject can request an evaluation via the Teacher Evaluation Management System (TEMS). 

Subject evaluations are also available in conjunction with IMTS to assist with the evaluation and ongoing improvement of courses and subjects. 

Subject evaluation information for staff


CPD (T&L) Portfolio 

All UOW staff can seek professional recognition for quality teaching and learning through Continuing Professional Development, Learning and Teaching (CPD [L&T]). Accreditation is determined through a CPD (L&T) Portfolio process. This process is a way to seek formal feedback and recognition of your teaching through a peer review process with senior teaching academics at UOW. 

CPD information for staff


OCTAL Awards 

The Vice-Chancellor's Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) Awards are presented each year to current staff members, who have made major contributions to teaching and learning excellence within UOW. The overall OCTAL award and series of specific category awards recognise staff commitment, achievement and contribution to the University's exceptional learning and student experience. 

More about OCTAL

External recognition

National Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) 

The AAUT recognise the impact that educators have on the learning and teaching experiences and outcomes of university students. They celebrate and reward programs and practices that support students and enhance learning and promote excellence in learning and teaching. Supported by LTC, nominees/recipients contribute to systemic change in learning and teaching through the ongoing sharing and dissemination of knowledge. 

AAUT information for staff