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Teaching Awards


30 April- 6 June (S1)

26 June- 1 October (S2)


9 September- 7 November

Application workshop


Selection criteria (PDF, 376KB)

Previous awardees


The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) Teaching Awards were initiated in 2007 to recognise and encourage excellence in both coursework teaching and research supervision within our College. CAP students and staff are encouraged to nominate a convener, teacher, tutor, academic staff, colleague or team who excels at teaching.


The following awards are being offered by the College:

Award for Teaching Excellence

This award recognises teachers renowned for excellence in 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. Both individual and team nominations are encouraged.

Award for Excellence in Supervision

This award recognises a sustained record of innovative and outstanding supervision of higher degree by research (HDR) students, including honours and research students within coursework Masters Degrees.

Award for Excellence in Language Teaching

This award recognises teachers renowned for excellence in teaching languages, at the core of the educational offerings in the college.

Award for Excellence in Tutoring

Tutors are responsible for much of the small group teaching in our college, so they make an immensely important contribution to front-line and hands-on teaching for our students. This award celebrates our most outstanding tutors and reflects the critical importance of this core teaching and learning activity.

Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Citations recognise and reward the diverse contributions that university staff and associates make to the quality of student learning in higher education, and are awarded to academic staff, professional staff, sessional staff, and institutional associates, who have made significant contributions to student learning.

Wattle Award

The Wattle Award is student-driven, nominated and assessed by the CAP Students' Association. It is designed to recognise lecturers who put effort into ensuring their Wattle page adds value to the learning experience of the course. It may be a wattle page that makes exciting use of technology, one that is exceptional in its organisation and clarity, or one that pays extra attention to accessibility.

Early Career subcategory

Nominees with no more than 5 years’ experience in teaching are eligible for the Early Career subcategory for the Award for Teaching Excellence, Award for Excellence in Supervision and Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Indigenous Education subcategory

Each award category has a subcategory for Indigenous Education (except Wattle Award and Award for Language Teaching). This subcategory is to recognise and value the outstanding work that is undertaken in Indigenous education across the College.


Nominations are open twice a year. Students and staff are encouraged to nominate a CAP staff for one of the above listed awards. Individuals may not self-nominate. Nominees are invited to apply for an award and applications will be assessed by the selection committee against the selection criteria (PDF, 376KB). Nominations must be made via the nomination forms, submissions made via other methods will not be accepted.


To provide a basis for assessment of teaching achievement, nominees are asked to provide an application for consideration.

The application submitted for the CAP Teaching Awards may be used to apply for a Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence and/or an Australian Award for University Teaching application.

Tips and support for putting together an application

Support and advice will be provided to applicants via workshops and one on one advice sessions during the application period. Mentors will also be available through the CASS-CAP Mentoring program to help develop applications. Previous recipients may not apply for three years after receiving a previous award in the same category.

Applicants are notified after the Committee ranking meeting and successful applicants will be awarded at the final College Forum of the year.


Please note that on account of the College’s current budgetary constraints, the 2020 awards will not be tied to a financial reward.

Selection Committee

All awards (except for the Supervision Award and the Wattle Award) are assessed by below panel members:

A/Prof Roald Maliangkay (Chair), CAP Associate Dean Student Experience

A/Prof Katerina Teaiwa (2019 CAP Awardee), CHL Representative

A/Prof Sango Mahanty, Crawford Representative

Dr Mathew Davies, Coral Bell Representative

Dr Ruji Auethavornpipat, Recipient for 2019 CAP Award for Excellence in Tutoring & 2020 VC's Award for Excellence in Tutoring

Dr Tereza Kobelkova, Recipient for 2019 CAP Award for Excellence in Tutoring & 2020 VC's Award for Excellence in Tutoring

Prof Paul Francis, ANU Distinguished Educator, College of Science

Ms Jen Xiang, Centre for Learning & Teaching

Ms Saira Israr, CAP PARSA Representative

Ms Millie Wang, CAP ANUSA Representative

The Award for Excellence in Supervision is assessed by the CAP HDR Committee.

Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team