The Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning. Citations 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.
Citations provide an opportunity for distinctive institutional missions, values and priorities in learning and teaching to be recognised. Citations are awarded for a range of contributions to student learning, both direct and indirect.
In 2020 a total of 65 Citations were awarded nationally across the following seven categories:
- Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies (including Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Medical Sciences and Nursing, etc.)
- Early Career (for teachers with less than five years cumulative experience teaching in higher education institutions)
- Humanities and the Arts
- Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies
- Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education (individuals who must demonstrate their contribution to Indigenous education)
- Physical Sciences and Related Studies (including Architecture, Building and Planning, Engineering, Computing and Information Science)
- Social and Behavioural Sciences (including Psychology and Education)