Being nominated for a Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA)
Find out about the nomination process for the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
Up to 12 Sustained Excellence Awards of $20,000 each are awarded annually. These fall into 2 categories:
- a maximum of 10 awards are made under the general category
- 2 or more are made under the Kaupapa Māori category.
There is an additional award, the Prime Minister's Supreme Award. This is presented to one recipient of a Sustained Excellence Award and has a value of $10,000.
Further recognition includes:
- publication of an annual booklet celebrating excellence in teaching – the teaching profiles submitted by the awardees are included
- membership of the Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence.
Find out more about the Awards.
Organisations submit and endorse nominations on behalf of teaching staff or teams of teaching staff.
To be nominated you need to:
- have taught in a New Zealand tertiary education organisation for a minimum of 6 years
- prepare, according to set criteria, a portfolio about your teaching record.
Before seeking a nomination, download and read the full list of requirements and criteria.
Submitting a nomination
Send your completed nomination to:
Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards
Courier: 119 Tasman Street, Mount Cook, Wellington
Getting help with your nomination
If you need help with finding out about the nomination process or preparing your portfolio, you can:
- attend a workshop – these are offered from time to time by Ako Aotearoa
- consult the FAQ sheet prepared by the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence
- contact a member of the Ako Aotearoa staff in your region.
You may find these Ako Aotearoa publications helpful in preparing your portfolio.
- Portfolio pointers: Preparing and presenting high quality teaching portfolios (1 MB PDF)
- A Tertiary Practitioner’s Guide to Collecting Evidence of Learner Benefit (684 KB PDF)
- Read feedback from the Awards Committee about the 2012 nominations