Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The Faculty appreciates the significant contribution of its staff to the continuous improvement of teaching and learning, and the student experience. So each year the Faculty will call for nominees for either an EAIT Teaching and Learning Excellence Award (TaLEA) or an EAIT Citation for Excellence in Student Learning (CEiSL).

These Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards aim to recognise and reward staff, as either individuals or part of small teams, for the excellence of their teaching and/or making a significant contribution to the teaching and learning excellence in the Faculty.

The conferring of these awards will be based on the following set of EAIT Award Principles:

  • Excellence: the awards should reflect the high level of teaching undertaken and expected in EAIT.
  • Inclusivity: EAIT has a very diverse range of people who are excellent T&L contributors and who should be recognised and celebrated.
  • Low participation cost: many award processes feel immense with prohibitive workload requirements so in EAIT we want the nomination process to be as easy as possible.
  • Connectivity: EAIT T&L awards should be connected to School, UQ and external awards programs to support our staff to be recognised at all levels and enhance our outcomes in future competitive awards
  • Supportive: applicants or nominees should feel supported through the process and view it as a valuable experience.
  • Transparency: the criteria and standards for receiving an award should be clear and the process for selecting award recipients must be unambiguous and seen to be without conflict of interest.
  • High value: EAIT should receive value from its investment in the awards and the process should facilitate raising the profile of teaching in the faculty and the dissemination of excellent practices.

Successful recipients (either the individual or the team) of a TaLEA will receive $5,000 while recipients of a CEiSL will receive $1,000.

Assessment Criteria

Applications for either of the awards will be assessed against the assessment criteria outlined in the Information for Applicants document.  It is acknowledged that in keeping with the ‘Connectivity’ principle above, much of the information has been adapted from the information contained in documentation detailing the application processes for UQ and national T&L awards.


Nominations can be made by any EAIT staff member but applications should be completed by the individual/team being nominated, and must be supported by the Chair of the relevant School TLC and Head of School. EAIT staff members who would like to nominate a colleague for an award should send them a one-page nomination letter and encourage them to complete an application. EAIT staff members may also self-nominate for an EAIT Teaching and Learning Award.

Applicants should arrange to get the Chair of the relevant School TLC and their Head of School to endorse the application prior to closing date.  

The Chair and Head of School may choose to endorse and submit the application by email in lieu of a signature.

All staff involved in the delivery of teaching and learning including tutors and professional staff are eligible for consideration for an Award.

Winners of an Award are encouraged to submit an application for the University Awards in the following year if they have not already done so.

Submission of Application

Applications must be submitted on the appropriate nomination form (see below) to:

f.mearns@uq.edu.au by Tuesday 10 November 2020