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CITATIONS FOR OUTSTANDINGCOLLEGE OF ARTS TEACHING AWARDSCITATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO STUDENT LEARNINGTEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS2010COLLEGE OF ARTSCITATIONS FOR OUTSTANDINGCONTRIBUTIONS TO STUDENT LEARNING *The College of Arts will award up to 10 Citations for Outstanding Contributions toStudent Learning. These awards recognise and reward the diverse contributions thatindividuals and teams make to the quality of student learning. Citations are awarded topeople who have made a significant contribution to student learning in a specific area ofresponsibility, over a sustained period, and who are widely recognised for their achievements. Each winner or winning team receives $2,500.Potential areas of contributionCitations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning provide an opportunity for distinctive institutional missions, values and priorities in learning and teaching to be recognised. Citations will be awarded for a wide range of contributions to studentlearning, both direct and indirect. There are no specified categories for Citations, andawards will be made for both general and more specific contributions.A concise citation will describe the distinctive contribution of the nominee(s). Theindividual citations are unique and reflect the diversity of ways in which staffcontribute to excellent learning and teaching. Listed below (for illustrative purposes only) are examples of possible citations:For excellence in the leadership of a faculty-wide transition program for first year students.For novel and effective approaches to engaging first-year students in collaborative learning and peer review in a large class setting.For sustained commitment to personalised administrative support for undergraduate students that has enhanced the overall student experience.For the creation of innovative and imaginative resources that engage sciencestudents in current disciplinary issues and develop critical thinking skills.For specialist expertise in the design and implementation of practical classes leading to enhanced student engagement.For the provision of state-of-the-art programs in learning support for international students over a five year period.For a decade of exemplary supervision and support of postgraduate researchstudents in the field of social science.For institutional leadership in the design and implementation of a department-based program of peer feedback for academic staff to enhance teaching skills.For the strategic promotion of information literacy programs tailored to specificdisciplines and the needs of specific student groups.For the introduction of original assessment approaches that recognise the different learning styles within a diverse student cohort.For the development of new strategies to ensure effective coordination of teaching in a cross-faculty undergraduate program.* Adapted from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Teaching Excellence Award guidelines.For the rigorous planning and evaluation of innovative teaching resources for health studies that are culturally-appropriate and raise awareness of cultural diversity among students.Selection CriteriaNominees for Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning are invited toselect one or more of the following criteria for assessment, as appropriate for theirparticular contribution. Nominations will be assessed on evidence provided in relation tothe selected criterion/criteria.1. Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learnwhich may include: fostering student development by stimulating curiosity andindependence in learning; contributing to the development of students critical thinkingskills, analytical skills and scholarly values; encouraging student engagement throughthe enthusiasm shown for learning and teaching; inspiring and motivating studentsthrough high-level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.2. Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field which may include: developing and presenting coherent and imaginative resources for student learning; implementing research-led approaches to learning and teaching;demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of the field of study in the design of thecurriculum and the creation of resources for learning; communicating clear objectivesand expectations for student learning.3.Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning which may include: integrating assessment strategies with the specific aims and objectives for student learning; providing timely, worthwhile feedback to students on their learning; using a variety of assessment and feedback strategies; implementing both formative and summative assessment; adapting assessment methods todifferent contexts and diverse student needs.4. Respect and support for the development of students as individualswhich may include: participating in the effective and empathetic guidance andadvising of students; assisting students from equity and other demographicsubgroups to participate and achieve success in their courses; influencing the overallacademic, social and cultural experience of higher education.5. Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teachingwhich may include: showing advanced skills in evaluation and reflective practice;participating in and contributing to professional activities related to learning andteaching; coordination, management and leadership of courses and student learning;conducting and publishing research related to teaching; demonstrating leadershipthrough activities that have broad influence on the profession.The criterion/criteria chosen by nominees should be determined by the nature of thenominees contribution to student learning. The number of criteria nominated does notaffect the Selection Committees assessment of a nomination.The selection of winners of Citations will be based on the extent to which nominees showevidence that their contribution has: influenced student learning, student engagement or the overall student experience; been sustained over time; and gained recognition from fellow staff, the institution, and/or the broader community.NOTE: Staff who have had their contributions to learning recognized through other awards (such as the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) awards), may not submit nominations based upon the same contributions to student learning for which they have received an award. Nomination instructionsDue Date:October 1, 2010Essential documentationAll nominees for Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning must provide the following documents:a. Nomination form (proforma provided);b. Written statement, including the proposed citation and an argument addressing one or more of the five selection criteria; andc. Two references.a. Nomination formThe nomination form reports administrative information, the chosen selectioncriterion/criteria, and proposed Citation wording (the latter limited to 25 words).The completed nomination must be signed by the Head of School.b. Written statementThe core element of a nomination for a Citation for Outstanding Contributions toStudent Learning is a written statement in which the nominees describe theircontribution to student learning. It is vital that nominees specifically address one (ormore) of the selection criteria, and provide evidence to support their claims againstthis criterion/criteria.The written statement is limited to four A4 pages in total. (Any pages in excess of the4 page limit will be removed before being sent to the assessors.) It should have fourcomponents, presented in this order:1. The proposed citation (maximum of twenty-five words) describing the distinctive contribution of the nominee.2. An overview, summarising the particular contribution and describing the specificcontext for this contribution.3. A statement addressing the chosen criterion/criteria (one or more) from among thefollowing:Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn;Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field;Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning;Respect and support for the development of students as individuals;Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching.4. A statement identifying the ways in which the contribution has influenced studentlearning, engagement and/or the overall student experience, been sustained overtime, and been recognised by fellow staff, the institution, and/or the broader community.c. ReferencesTwo references of no more than one A4 page each, to be provided by people who areable to comment on the nominees contribution to student learning against thenominated selection criterion. One of the referees MUST be either the Head of Program or the relevant Associate Head of School. If the nomination is from a team, the references should apply to the team. References over one page will be recopied with only the first page provided to the assessors.Optional supporting materialsNominees may choose to include additional materials supporting claims against theselection criteria. Selection by College of Arts Selection Committee is based primarily on the written statement. Any additional materials should be selected to validate, but not repeat, claims made in the written statement.PresentationThere is no advantage in elaborate presentation of nominations. The first page of thenomination form (provided) is adequate as a cover page. No template is provided for the submission but it must be clear and legible. Marginsshould be at least 2cm with clear paragraph definition and an 11 point font such as TimesNew Roman or Arial is strongly recommended. The minimum acceptable font size is 10point.Each of the ten copies should form a complete submission including nomination forms,written statement, and two references. Submissions should be corner stapled andunbound.College of Arts Selection Committee The College of Arts Selection Committee will select winners and those decisions will be endorsed by the Executive Dean. The College of Arts Selection Committee will include: Deputy Dean1 Heads of School (or nominee)5 ALTC Academic Co-ordinator 1 Director, Teaching Development Unit1 Associate Dean (Academic) from another College1 Research Centre Director1COLLEGE OF ARTSTeaching Excellence Awards*The College of Arts will make one award for Teaching Excellence ($10,000), with the possibility of an award at the level of Highly Commended ($3,000). These awards recognise extensive teaching excellence.Selection Criteria All nominees for Awards for Teaching Excellence will be assessed on evidence they provide in relation to the following five criteria. 1.Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn which may include: fostering student development by stimulating curiosity and independence in learning; contributing to the development of students critical thinking skills, analytical skills and scholarly values; encouraging student engagement through the enthusiasm shown for learning and teaching; inspiring and motivating students through high-level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 2.Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field which may include: developing and presenting coherent and imaginative resources for student learning; implementing research-led approaches to learning and teaching; demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of the field of study in the design of the curriculum and the creation of resources for learning; communicating clear objectives and expectations for student learning. 3.Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning which may include: integrating assessment strategies with the specific aims and objectives for student learning; providing timely, worthwhile feedback to students on their learning; using a variety of assessment and feedback strategies; implementing both formative and summative assessment; adapting assessment methods to different contexts and diverse student needs. 4.Respect and support for the development of students as individuals which may include: participating in the effective and empathetic guidance and advising of students; assisting students from equity and other demographic subgroups to participate and achieve success in their courses; influencing the overall academic, social and cultural experience of higher education. 5. Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching which may include: showing advanced skills in evaluation and reflective practice; participating in and contributing to professional activities related to learning and teaching; coordination, management and leadership of courses and student learning; conducting and publishing research related to teaching; demonstrating leadership through activities that have broad influence on the profession. In assessing nominations against the five selection criteria, the Selection Committee will take into account: the extent to which the claims for excellence are supported by formal and informal evaluation; the extent of creativity, imagination or innovation, irrespective of whether the approach involves traditional learning environments or technology-based developments; and the information contained in student questionnaires, references and selected teaching materials submitted by the nominee. The Selection Committee may contact nominees and/or referees for clarification or further information. NOTE: Staff who have had their contributions to learning recognized through other awards (such as the Australian Learning and Teaching (ALTC) awards), may not submit nominations based upon the same contributions to student learning for which they have received an award. Nomination instructions Due Date:October 1, 2010Essential documentation All nominees for Awards for Teaching Excellence must provide the following documents: a.Nomination form (proforma provided); b.Written statement, including an overview and an argument addressing each of the five selection criteria; c.Two references; d.Curriculum vitae; and e.Relevant SFT AND SFU data / RHD alternatea.Nomination form The completed nomination must be signed by the Head of School. b.Written statement The core element of a nomination for an Award for Teaching Excellence is a written statement in which nominees describe their teaching activities and achievements, and specifically address each of the five selection criteria. The written statement should be presented under the following six headings, in order. OverviewApproaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning Respect and support for the development of students as individuals Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teachingThe overview provides the opportunity for nominees to commence the written statement with a focus on the specific character of their teaching and achievements. It is recommended that the overview be no more than one page and that it include the nominees educational philosophy and beliefs, a description of the teaching context and an integrated summary of the claims relating to the selection criteria. The majority of the written statement should be devoted to addressing each of the five criteria in turn. Nominees must provide evidence in support of their claims against these criteria. The written statement is limited to eight A4 pages in total and should include all bibliographic information that might be referred to in the submission. The 8 page limit will be strictly administered with all pages in excess of the 8 pages removed before being sent to the assessors. c. References Two references, of no more than one A4 page each, must be provided by people who are able to comment on the nominees teaching against the selection criteria. If the nomination is from a team, the references should apply to the team. References in excess of one page will be recopied with only the first page provided to the assessors. d.Curriculum vitae The curriculum vitae should outline the nominees educational qualifications, career history, teaching positions and teaching experience. The curriculum vitae is limited to three A4 pages for nominations from individuals. Teams may extend this 3 page limit, but with a limit of one page per team member. Pages in excess of this limit will be removed before being sent to the assessors... e.SFT and SFU data Optional supporting materials Selection is based primarily on the written statement addressing the selection criteria. However, nominees may include selected teaching materials supporting their claims against the selection criteria. The relevance of any such material must be made clear in the written statement. Supporting materials are limited to a maximum of two of: website (URL) CD ROM* or DVD* video or audio tape 10 pages of printed material. (Additional pages will be removed) *Nominees are encouraged, where possible, to provide digital material via a single URL. Only four copies of supporting materials should be sent. Presentation There is no advantage in elaborate presentation of nominations. The first page of the nomination form (provided) is adequate as a cover page. No template is provided for the submission but it must be clear and legible. Margins should be at least 2cm with clear paragraph definition and an 11 point font such as Times New Roman or Arial is strongly recommended. The minimum acceptable font size is 10 point. Each of the ten copies should form a complete submission including nomination forms, written statement, two references and curriculum vitae. They should be unbound and corner stapled.The student questionnaires should be separately packaged. The label should include the name of the institution, the year, the category of award and the name(s) of the nominee(s). If optional supporting materials are included, these should be separately packaged and labelled as Supporting Teaching Material. Each copy should be labelled with the name of the institution, the year, the category of award and the name(s) of the nominee(s). A copy of the submission should be provided on CD ROM or DVD and be clearly distinguished from the Supporting Materials College of Arts Selection Committee The College of Arts Selection Committee will select winners and those decisions will be endorsed by the Executive Dean. The College of Arts Selection Committee will include: Deputy Dean1 Heads of School (or nominee)5 ALTC Academic Co-ordinator 1 Director, Teaching Development Unit1 Associate Dean (Academic) from another College1 Research Centre Director1Nomination forms The following Awards Forms are to be used in the preparation of nominations. These forms are presented in four parts:Nomination forms1.Awards for Teaching Excellence Nomination Form2.Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learninga. Nomination FormCollege of ArtsAwards for Teaching ExcellenceNomination Formtick (() one box: Individual nomination Team nomination Contact details (for nominee, or one representative of a team)TitleFirst nameLast nameEmail addressTelephoneFacsimileSchool/ Research Centre / Research GroupPosition (e.g. level C academic)For team nominations only:Please list names of other team members (to a maximum of four). Note that teams may of any size, but no more than five members may be named.TitleFirst nameLast nameNominees Declaration I/We (print name of nominee or team rep.) ..accept nomination for a College of Arts Award for Teaching Excellence.Signature:Date:Head of Schools Support for Nomination and AuthorisationI support this nomination on the basis of the attached application, and confirm that the application refers to activities undertaken over the last 3 years. I confirm that the contact details provided are correct and that the nominee(s) referred to on this form is/are currently a member(s) of this Schools teaching staff.NameSignaturePositionFacultyDate:ChecklistThe nomination submitted to the College of Arts, Executive Dean must include the following:tickbox()Completed and signed Nomination Form (1 original & 9 copies)Written statement, including an overview and addressing each of the five selection criteria (1 original & 9 copies)Two references, as specified in College of Arts Awards Guidelines (1 original & 9 copies)Nominee(s)s Curriculum Vitae (1 original & 9 copies)SFU / SFT dataOne copy of the submission provided on CD ROM or DVDOptional: Supporting material as specified in the Guidelines (1 original & 3 copies)Note: Each of the ten copies should form a complete submission including nomination forms, written statement, and curriculum vitae. Submissions should be corner stapled and unbound.Note: If optional supporting materials are included, these should be separately packaged and labelled as Supporting Teaching Material. .College of ArtsCitations for Outstanding Contributions to Student LearningNomination Formtick () one box: Individual nomination Team nomination Contact details (for nominee, or one representative of a team)TitleFirst nameLast nameEmail addressTelephoneFacsimileSchool/ Research Centre / Research GroupPosition (e.g. HEW 6;level C academic; institutional affiliate)For team nominations only:Please list names of other team members (to a maximum of four). Note that teams may of any size, but no more than five members may be named.TitleFirst nameLast nameNominees Declaration I/We (print name of nominee or team rep.) ..accept nomination for a College of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.Signature:Date:Proposed wording of citationIn no more than twenty-five words, describe the distinctive contribution of the nominee(s). For example: For specialist expertise in the design and implementation of practical classes leading to enhanced student engagementSelection Criteria Please nominate ONE or MORE selection criteria for assessment, as appropriate for the nominee(s)s particular contribution. Tick box()Note: The number of criteria nominated does not, in itself, affect assessment of the nomination.1. Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn2. Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field3. Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning4. Respect and support for the development of students as individuals5. Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teachingChecklist (for local submission of nomination) information for nomineeThe nomination submitted to the Institutional Selection Committee must include the following:tickbox()Completed and signed Nomination Form (1 original & 9 copies)Written statement, as described in the Guidelines and including the proposed wording of the citation (1 original & 9 copies)Two references, as specified in Carrick Awards Guidelines (1 original & 9 copies)Note: Each of the ten copies should form a complete submission including nomination forms, written statement, and two references. Submissions should be corner stapled and unbound.Head of Schools DeclarationOn behalf of the School, I support this nomination on the basis of the attached application, and confirm that the application refers to activities undertaken over the last 3 years. The School undertakes to support this nominee/s in activities to disseminate good practice in learning and teaching. I confirm that the information above is true and correct and that the nominee(s) referred to on this form is/are currently a staff member or associate of this School.NameSignatureSchoolDate:Checklist The nomination submitted to the College of Arts Executive Dean must include the following:tickbox()Completed and signed Nomination Form (1 original & 9 copies)Written statement, as described in the Guidelines and including the proposed wording of the citation (1 original & 9 copies) Two references, as specified in College of Arts Awards Guidelines (1 original & 9 copies)Note: Each of the ten copies should form a complete submission including nomination forms, written statement, and two references. Submissions should be corner stapled and unbound. * Adapted from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Teaching Excellence Award guidelines.PAGE 5

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