Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards
They provide an opportunity for teachers to further their careers and share good practice in teaching. Up to 12 Sustained Excellence Awards of $20,000 each are awarded annually. One recipient also receives the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award.
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Latest news about the Awards
- Download the 2013 Excellence booklet (2.7MP PDF)
- Read and hear what the media had to say about the 2013 TTEA awards and awardees
- 2013 winners announced
- Read about the 2013 recipients
- See photos from the 2013 TTEA ceremony at Parliament
The national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards (TTEA) were established in 2001.
A key focus of the awards is to identify and reward teaching practices that are student-focused and committed to promoting effective learning. They are open to teachers from across the entire tertiary education sector. To date, more than 130 teachers have been celebrated through the Awards.
Funding for the Awards is provided by the Tertiary Education Commission and managed and administered by Ako Aotearoa.
Choosing the recipients
The TTEA Committee is responsible for setting the criteria for the Awards. They select the recipients from evidence provided in a portfolio submitted by each nominated teacher. The committee prepares a citation for each recipient, recognising their achievements.
Presentation of the Awards
The awards are formally presented at a function at Parliament often hosted by the Prime Minister or Minister for Tertiary Education.