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+ Applying for 2014 UTS Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations Katrina Waite IML firstname.lastname@example.org x2480
+ Changes for 2014 Guidelines similar to last year – some slight changes in wording Amendment to Learning2014 category, with specific guidelines somewhat different from other Award categories More detailed description of Postgraduate Supervision category Some changes to application form
+ Citations Scheme Recognises diversity of contributions – no specific categories May be team or individual Address only one of the selection criteria Submission is 4 pages plus attachments Citation winners are eligible to apply for UTS Learning and Teaching awards in subsequent years and national OLT Citations
+ 9 Learning and Teaching Award Categories for 2014 Team Teaching Individual Teaching Early Career Teaching Learning2014 Teaching by a casual or sessional staff member Internationalisation of Teaching and Learning Strengthening the UTS Model of Teaching and Learning Postgraduate Supervision Widening Participation Academic support
+ Note the following Strengthening the UTS Model of Learning refers to Graduate Attributes and Learning2014 Internationalisation category explicitly includes applications relating to English language embedding and support Widening Participation Category explicitly includes applications relating to the First Year Experience
+ What’s the UTS Model of Learning? Link on the UTS website and on application guidelines 3 facets 1. an integrated exposure to professional practice through dynamic and multifaceted modes of practice-oriented education 2. 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.
+ Learning 2014 Focused on preparedness and changes to teaching approaches related to the imminent opening of UTS’s new learning spaces, flipped learning and other Learning 2014 initiatives http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/teaching-and- learning/learning2014/overview
+ Eligibility for Citations At least three years of UTS teaching required, except for Casual Academics Casual 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 winners For other eligibility, please refer to printed guidelines Questions?
+ Eligibility for Learning and Teaching Awards At least three years of UTS teaching required Team leaders must have three years teaching, and team members must have two years Exclusions in the same category for previous winners Please refer to printed guidelines Questions?
+ Citations - Criteria for Selection Address one of the following: 1. Approaches to teaching and learning and/or to teaching and learning support that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn 2. Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field 3. Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning 4. Respect and support for the development of students as individuals 5. Scholarly activities and service innovations that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching. This includes contributions to the development of good learning and teaching practices through leadership or mentoring.
+ Learning and Teaching Awards - Criteria for Selection Same Criteria However, category requirements vary 1. Individual or team award - address at least three of the criteria 2. Applicants for following awards must address at least two of the criteria – Casual or sessional academic Widening participation Academic support
+ Write to your audience - The selection committee Don’t assume they understand the language of your discipline DVC (Teaching, Learning and Equity) An undergraduate student A postgraduate student A previous winner A Professor or Associate Professor nominated by Academic Board A fellow of UTS or equivalent – (to be confirmed)
+ These applications are a genre Important to include something about your philosophy of student learning towards the beginning of statement – When presenting evidence, a useful approach is: “Claim, Explain, Evidence” – Repeat The application needs to be written about student learning and your contribution to it, rather than your approach to teaching Consider beginning sentences with “Students” rather than “I” Evidence is best if it demonstrates “impact on student learning” rather than simply appreciation of you as a teacher.
+ How they are assessed The 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 nominee’s 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 Innovation is also well regarded
+ Evidence of contributions to students’ learning, engagement and/or experience of university to support your claim 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 understand a really difficult thing” 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.
+ Evidence cont: Peer review or recognition of the contribution Scholarly communication of the contribution, for example through Faculty or UTS seminars or Teaching and Learning forums, conference papers or publications For leadership contributions, evidence may focus on impacts on teaching or support practices in a course or program that contribute to student outcomes Evidence of internal recognition of the contribution within UTS, and/or evidence of external recognition from professional bodies, employers or other universities Formal evaluations
+ Citation Nominations Nomination form Written statement of consent to the nomination Two written references of no more that a single A4 page each, provided by people who are able to make informed comment on the applicant’s contribution (Not Dean /A/Dean/ Head of School/ Unit Director) 4 page written statement conforming to guidelines 12 pt and 2cm margins Useful 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)
+ Citation 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 documentation 12 hard copies to the Office of the DVC And Vice President (Teaching, Learning and Equity) and one soft copy to Marilyn.Harris@uts.edu.au by 5:00pm Fri 10 th October 2014
+ Learning and Teaching Award Nominations Nomination form Written statement of consent to the nomination Two written references of no more that a single A4 page each, provided by people who are able to make informed comment on the applicant’s contribution Not Dean/ A/Dean / Head of School Up 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 PQU Equivalent evaluation evidence required for student support applications. Postgrad supervision applicants are advised to use the RSFS (cont)
+ Learning 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 and Vice President (Teaching, Learning and Equity) and One electronic copy to Marilyn.Harris@uts.edu.au by 5:00pm Friday 10 th October 2014
+ Pathway to National Recognition – Office for Learning and Teaching Similar Criteria For OLT Citations you may address one criterion For National Teaching Awards you need to address all the criteria Need to present strong evidence including evidence of recognition within your own university – UTS Citations and Teaching Awards provide this
+ UTS 2013 Citation Winners Dr Gerhard Hambusch (Early Career) – for successful engagement of students through experiential learning that challenges assumptions and beliefs to inspire independent thought, self-learning and ethical decision making in finance Associate Professor Guang Hong – For inspiring undergraduate students and enhancing their learning by integrating teaching and research for energy and environmental sustainability in mechanical engineering Dr Paul Kennedy – For a decade-long contribution to data analytics teaching with an emphasis on creating authentic learning experiences for students to benefit their career progression Dr Catherine Killen - For inspirational and sustained contribution to student learning through novel transdisciplinary curricula and experiential learning approaches: developing innovation capability in engineering students
+ OLT Citation Recipients 2013 Dr Andrea Leigh – For inspiring and motivating students in environmental science through learning approaches that highlight relevance to professional scientific practice Jenna Price – For a sustained commitment to improving student retention and engagement for journalism students from day one to employment Dr Jon Tyler, Dr Laurel Dyson, Dr James Wakefield, Jessica Frawley – For a sustained cross-faculty team-teaching approach to providing innovative assessment and improved feedback for introductory accounting students in large classes
+ UTS 2012 Citations winners Dr Tony Brown – Adult Education Dr Laurel Dyson – School of software Dr David Bond, Dr Robert Czernkowski, Professor Peter Wells - Accounting
+ UTS examples of successful submissions which included general staff Alternative Formats Service – Library Provision of academic support in the U:Pass program
+ Previous UTS Learning and Teaching Awards and Citations Recipients http://www.iml.uts.edu.au/grants- awards/uts_awardfinalists.html
+ Contacts Questions? Contact: Katrina Waite x2480 ( On leave from 19 Sep – 7 Oct) Please speak to me early. PQU summary reports Mark.So@uts.edu.au x7427 Mark.So@uts.edu.au