Submissions open for the Exemplary Teaching Practice Awards 2023

29 Sep 2023
2022 Exemplary Teaching Practice Award winners

Do you have a winning teaching tip?  

UNSW educators are invited to share their teaching practices in the form of a two-minute video as part of the UNSW Exemplary Teaching Practice (ETP) Awards

Sponsored by the Scientia Education Academy (SEA), these unique awards are very different to other teaching awards available to our staff. They help to build teaching effectiveness across UNSW, as well as recognise our incredible educators for their outstanding approaches to education and improving the student experience. 

The ETP Awards aim to unearth and share widely applicable, useful teaching practices across our campuses by showcasing brief, helpful videos about tackling common teaching challenges. Award winners, finalists and honourable mentions are showcased in the Teaching News You Can Use (TNYCU) repository

2022 ETP winner Professor Tracie Barber receiving her award
Professor Tracie Barber (UNSW Engineering), one of the 2022 Exemplary Teaching Award winners, with Professor Peter Heslin (UNSW Business School). 


2022 ETP winner Dr George (Ken) Dertadian receiving his award
Dr George (Kev) Dertadian (UNSW Law & Justice), one of the 2022 Exemplary Teaching Award winners, with Professor Peter Heslin (UNSW Business School)


How to enter the Exemplary Teaching Practice Awards 

Educators and all colleagues who teach at UNSW can enter by submitting a video that addresses one of eight teaching challenges on the following topics: 

  1. Assessment and feedback 

  1. Building student communities 

  1. Challenging and supporting students’ active learning 

  1. Inspiring students 

  1. Leveraging student diversity 

  1. Linking learning to context 

  1. Supporting student well-being 

  1. Using AI in teaching and assessment. 

Winning entries will receive one of eight $1,000 awards (one for each teaching category), as well as peer-reviewed recognition of educational impact to cite in applications for a job, tenure, promotion or other teaching awards. 

To submit or for more information, including tips on creating your video and the award criteria, visit the Exemplary Teaching Awards SharePoint site

Submissions close 5pm, Monday 30 October

Visit the Teaching News You Can Use (TNYCU) repository


Main image: Professor Merlin Crossley (DVC Academic Quality) (left) and Professor Peter Heslin (UNSW Business School) (right) with 2022 Exemplary Teaching award winners (left to right) Christopher Pearce (UNSW Law & Justice), Dr Veronica Jiang (UNSW Business School) and Associate Professor Riza Yosia Sunindijo (UNSW ADA).