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<p>Applying for UTS Learning and Teaching Awards 2008</p> <p>Applying for 2015 UTS Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations</p> <p>http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/teaching-and-learning/awards-and-citations/2015-awards-and-citations+1Changes for 2015Changes in Selection Categories to align with changes in national OLT awardsNew learning.futures category replaces the Learning2014 categoryPrevious Internationalisation and Widening Participation categories incorporated into UTSModel and Academic Support categories. Some changes to application form+CitationsRecognise diversity of contributions no specific categoriesMay be team or individualAddress only one of the selection criteria Submission is 4 pages plus attachmentsCitation winners are eligible to apply for national OLT Citations and for UTS Learning and Teaching awards in subsequent years</p> <p>+Learning and Teaching AwardsRecognise broader contributions in specific categories Team TeachingIndividual TeachingEarly Career Teachinglearning.futuresTeaching by a casual or sessional staff memberStrengthening the UTS Model of Teaching and LearningPostgraduate SupervisionAcademic supportTwo or three criteria must be addressed, depending on the categoryEight page application, plus supporting material</p> <p>+4The UTS Model of Learning?See the UTS Strategic Plan!1. an integrated exposure to professional practice through dynamic and multifaceted modes of practice-oriented education2. professional practice situated in a global workplace, with international mobility and international and cultural engagement as centre piece.3. Learning which is research-inspired and integrated, providing academic rigour with cutting edge technology to equip graduates for life-long learning. Being updated but use the current version this year</p> <p>+learning.futuresA suite of projects and initiatives make up learning.futures, including:practices developed through the Learning2014 initiative. These practices aim to combine the best of online and face-to-face teaching and make use of the new spaces on campus that have been designed to accommodate approaches such as flipped and collaborative learning. renewing the UTS Model of Learning the Graduate Profile Framework;Graduate workplace success including internships and internship-like experiences; andOngoing innovation in curriculum design.http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/teaching-and-learning/learningfutures/overview+Criteria for SelectionApproaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn.Development of curricula, resources or services that reflect a command of the field.Evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning.Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience. This includes contribution to the development of good learning and teaching practices through leadership or mentoring.</p> <p>+7Addressing the CriteriaCitations - address one of the four criteria</p> <p>Individual or team awards - address at least three of the criteriaOther categories address at least two of the criteria</p> <p>+8Writing your applicationWrite to your audience</p> <p> The selection committeeDVC (Education and Students)An undergraduate studentA postgraduate studentA previous winnerA Professor or Associate Professor nominated by Academic BoardDont assume they understand the language of your discipline or how your approaches are distinctive</p> <p>+9Applications are a genreImportant to include something about your philosophy of student learning and/or support towards the beginning, and relate this to the rest of your application. Good to establish context what is unique or challenging, about the context? What is innovative or distinctive about students learning experience and/or engagement and how you design and facilitate it in this context?When presenting evidence, a useful approach is Claim, Explain, Evidence, Impact RepeatThe application needs to be written about your students learning and your contribution to it, not just your teaching activitiesConsider beginning sentences with Students rather than IEvidence is best if it demonstrates impact on student learning rather than simply appreciation of you as a teacher. +How they are assessedThe nomination will be judged against the chosen criteria on the extent to which it shows evidence, particularly evidence of evaluation in the written statement, that the nominees contribution has: a. influenced student learning, student engagement or the overall student experience b. gained recognition from fellow staff, the institution, and/or the broader community c. been sustained for an appropriate period (usually at least 2 years for citations and 3+ for awardsInnovation is highly regarded</p> <p>+Evidence of contributions to students learning, engagement and/or experience of university to support your claim</p> <p>Evidence of a scholarly approach, framed by a conscious philosophy.Clear descriptions of particular practices relevant to the contribution(s), with concrete examples.Achievement of positive student outcomes relevant to the contribution. (Please refer to guidelines for suggestions)Important that evidence goes further than XXX is great needs to add .because xxx really helped me to xxxs class changed my view of Positive student feedback, from SFS or other relevant indicators depending on the contribution. In many cases, evidence will also include how the applicant(s) have responded to feedback over time in order to refine/improve the contribution.</p> <p>+12Evidence cont:Peer review or recognition of the contributionScholarly communication of the contribution, for example through Faculty or UTS seminars or Teaching and Learning forums, conference papers or publicationsFor leadership contributions, evidence may focus on impacts on teaching or support practices in a course or program that contribute to student outcomesEvidence of internal recognition of the contribution within UTS, and/or evidence of external recognition from professional bodies, employers or other universitiesFormal evaluations+13Eligibility for CitationsAt least three years of UTS teaching required, except for Casual AcademicsCasual Academics must have at least 4 semesters of teaching at UTS not necessarily consecutive Team leaders must have three years teaching, and other team members - two years Exclusions in the same category for previous winnersFor other eligibility, please refer to printed guidelinesQuestions?+14Citation NominationsNomination formWritten statement of consent to the nominationTwo written references of no more that a single A4 page each, provided by people who are able to make informed comment on the applicants contribution (Not Dean /A/Dean/ Head of School/ Unit Director)4 page written statement conforming to guidelines 12 pt and 2cm marginsUseful to establish the context at the beginning size of cohort distinguishing characteristics of students and or subject Student Feedback Surveys for at least the last two years Use the summary report from PQU (not your own printed versions)Equivalent evaluation evidence required for student support applications. Postgrad supervision applicants are advised to use the RSFS (cont)</p> <p>+15Citation Nominations (cont)Committee will also contact your Dean and Associate Dean/Head of School or Unit Director for confidential written comments(Make sure that you advise all of these referees about the nature of your application)No additional supporting documentation12 hard copies to the Office of the DVC ( Education and Students)) and one soft copy to Philippa Scott@uts.edu.au by 5:00pm Tues 13th October 2015</p> <p>+Eligibility for Learning and Teaching AwardsAt least three years of UTS teaching requiredTeam leaders must have three years teaching, and team members must have two years Exclusions in the same category for previous winnersPlease refer to printed guidelinesQuestions?+17Learning and Teaching Award NominationsNomination formWritten statement of consent to the nominationTwo written references of no more that a single A4 page each, provided by people who are able to make informed comment on the applicants contribution Not Dean/ A/Dean / Head of SchoolUp to eight page written statement conforming to guidelines - 12 pt and 2cm margins Student Feedback Surveys for at least the last two years Use the summary report from PQUEquivalent evaluation evidence required for student support applications. Postgrad supervision applicants are advised to use the RSFS (cont)</p> <p>+18Learning and Teaching Award Nominations (cont)Supporting documentation of up to Eight A4 pages or one media resource (website, audio-visual resource etc. The committee will not view more than eight pages if a website or equivalent is submitted Committee will also contact your Dean and Associate Dean/Head of School or Unit Director for confidential written comments(Make sure that you advise all of these referees about the nature of your application)12 hard copies to the Office of the DVC (Education and Students) and one soft copy to Philippa Scott@uts.edu.au by 5:00pm Tues 13th October 2015 </p> <p>+Pathway to National Recognition Office for Learning and TeachingSimilar Criteria For OLT Citations you address one criterionFor National Teaching Awards you need to address all the criteriaNeed to present strong evidence including evidence of recognition within your own university UTS Citations and Teaching Awards provide this</p> <p>+20UTS 2014 OLT Citation Recipients Chemical Safety and Legislation Team, Dr Alison Beavis and Ms Neela Griffiths For transforming student engagement in the subject Chemical Safety and Legislation: from a hazard to a cross-disciplinary, collaborative success story. Dr Penny Crofts - LawFor developing authentic, sustained and transformative experiences of 'law in action' that inspire students with a passion for justice and integrity. Ms Joanne Paterson Kinniburgh - DABFor industry-focused innovation in architectural design studio pedagogy and a peer-learning program delivering demonstrable improvements to student learning and student leadership development opportunities. Management Consulting Team, Dr Natalia Nikolova and Ms Lisa Andersen - BusinessFor an innovative work-integrated learning approach to developing consulting skills and social responsibility of postgraduate business students through engagement with industry and the community sector. </p> <p>+2013 OLT National Teaching Award RecipientProfessor Rod ODonnell Economics Discipline Group - Business</p> <p>+UTS examples of successful submissions which included professional staffAlternative Formats Service LibraryProvision of academic support in the U:Pass programPrevious winners at:http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/teaching-and-learning/awards-and-citations/2014-award-recipients</p> <p>+ContactsFeedback on your applicationAsk your nominator and refereesMake sure you tell your Dean and ADean that you are applyingYour IML faculty liaison contacts can give one round of feedbackUnderstanding the criteriaIML: x1669PQU summary reportsAda.Wong@uts.edu.au x2158</p> <p>+24</p>