National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

26 national awards have been won by our teachers.

Introduced by the government in 2001, the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards are nationally contested annual awards, giving recognition to outstanding tertiary teachers.

There are up to 12 awards of $20,000 each, two of which recognise sustained excellence in teaching in a kaupapa Māori context. The winner of the Prime Minister's Supreme Award is chosen from among the 12 recipients, and receives an additional $10,000.

The inaugural Excellence in Supporting Pacific Learners endorsement, worth an additional $5,000, will also be presented at the 2017 awards.

2016 national award winners, Associate Professors Martin East and Tracey McIntosh
2016 national award winners, Associate Professors Martin East and Tracey McIntosh

Teaching Excellence at The University of Auckland

Find out what makes an excellent teacher from Director of Teaching and Learning Dr Kevin Morris and our 2013 national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award winners.