Frequently asked questions:
Does ‘sessional’ include a fixed term academic?
A teacher with a sessional contract or a fixed term contract of less than 12 months can apply for category 3. Excellence in Teaching (Sessional). A teacher employed on a continuing basis or on a fixed term contract of one year or more should apply for either category 1. Excellence in Teaching or 2. Excellence in Teaching (Early Career) based on the eligibility criteria regarding length of service for these categories.
Can law schools submit a joint nomination for the Outstanding Career Achievement Award?
Yes, so long as both institutions are members of CALD. If one law school is a member of CALD and the other is not, the CALD member should prepare the nomination and the other law school may provide evidence for the nomination.
Career breaks due to, for example, parental leave
Nominees for categories with time periods specified in the eligibility criteria including the Excellence in Teaching (Early Career) award may exclude periods of substantial leave, such as maternity or parental leave, from the career duration period. Nominees should address career duration in the application, specifying periods on leave and confirming, as an example, an active career of 3-5 years for the Early Career category.