Teaching awards

The Road to 2020 Strategy states that “We will ensure an exceptional and distinctive learning experience at Massey for all students” (Massey University, 2010, p.3).  Fundamental to achieving this goal is the quality and excellence of teaching which Massey University has established an enviable reputation for over the years. This point  is evidenced by our outstanding success in winning National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, including the Prime Minister’s supreme Award.


Teaching is a core activity of Massey University and the University is committed to actively supporting, encouraging and promoting teaching excellence. The Awards Framework provides a stair-cased developmental pathway for staff which is intended to:

  1. Reward teaching excellence,
  2. Recognise and acknowledge good practice,
  3. Recognise and acknowledge those staff who support good practice
  4. Provide encouragement to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  5. Provide the opportunities, incentives and support to succeed at a national awards level

The Awards Framework is based on the premise that teaching excellence is multi-dimensional and teaching at Massey is inclusive of a range of activities and approaches that support better outcomes for learners. For this reason the Framework deliberately begins with recognition of College, discipline and service unit level awards based on locally developed criteria. It then provides a pathway in which the definition of teaching excellence is increasingly aligned with the criteria used for the national awards.

More Information

Contact the Director of the National Centre for more information or the Manager of the local campus Centre for Teaching and Learning.


Application Forms

A1G Excellent Practice Award Application.docx (37 KB)

A1M Kaupapa Maori.docx (39 KB)

A2G Sustained Contribution to Teaching Application.docx (32 KB)




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