Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards attract record applications
The 2012 round of the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards (TTEAs) has attracted an impressive 60% increase in applications compared with the previous year. In addition, there has been a tremendous rise in the level of participation from the Private Training Establishment sector, which is very encouraging to see. The selection process gets underway shortly, with the selection committee expected to forward their final recommendations to the Minister of Education for approval by the end of May.
A total of 12 awards will be presented at the ceremony later this year – 11 to the value of $20,000 each for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching under the General and Kaupapa Māori categories, and an additional $10,000 presented to one of those recipients, as the Prime Minister’s Supreme Awardee.
The TTEAs were established in 2002 to celebrate excellence in tertiary teaching at a national level in Aotearoa, New Zealand. To date 132 tertiary teachers have received an award and have become members of the Ako Aotearoa Academy for Tertiary Teaching Excellence to share and foster excellence with teachers across New Zealand.