Making an Application for a Learning and Teaching Award

Any eligible staff member may submit an application for an award. It is an excellent idea to stage the progression of award applications by, for example, applying first for a faculty award, then for a University award and then for a national award offered by the Office for Learning and Teaching.

Workshops

To support the development of teaching award applications, the ITL runs workshops for intending applicants for Vice Chancellor's Awards or the Office for Learning and Teaching Citations and Awards. The focus is on drafting applications and giving and receiving feedback with the aims of meeting the criteria for the awards and presenting professional applications. The application process can also foster collegial support and critique and conversations about teaching.

The emphasis in the workshops will be on providing information about making a successful application and assisting with questions about preparing an application. The website resources have been provided as an alternative to the workshops for those who find it difficult to attend or prefer to work independently but most successful applicants have benefitted from attending one or more workshops. The application processes for the teaching awards and grants are managed by the ITL. For academic support attend the workshops organised by ITL and download the resources. If you wish for individual assistance with your application from the ITL it is expected you will first have attended an ITL workshop. The ITL contact for academic support, until 1 June 2016, is Dr Tai Peseta. For administrative enquiries email the ITL.

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2016 Workshops

Outstanding Teaching (including early career)
This workshop will not only provide an overview of the award, it will support you in framing your response to the criteria, and provide ways of thinking about what makes compelling evidence of outstanding university teaching. You will get most out of the workshop if you have read and considered the information about the award beforehand, and started to collect your thoughts about the key ideas and evidence informing your application.

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016
Time: 10.00-11.30am
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

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Support of the Student Experience
In this workshop, you will be provided with an overview of the award. You will also have an opportunity to consider how the program, initiative or project you are thinking about relates to the specific award criteria. There will be opportunities too to ask questions about what constitutes convincing evidence of a high quality student experience. You will benefit most from the workshop if you have read and considered the information about the award beforehand.

Date:
Tuesday 23 February 2016
Time: 3.30-5.00pm
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

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OLT Citation workshop 1: Framing your response to the criteria
In this first workshop, you will be provided with an overview of the Citations process, and then consider what makes a strong and convincing response to the criteria. There will be opportunities to discuss the various forms of evidence needed to support a compelling and competitive case. You will benefit most from the workshop if you have read the Citation information at the website before coming along.

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Time: 2.30-4.00pm
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

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Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision
This workshop will not only provide an overview of the award, it will support you in framing your response to the criteria. The workshop will help you to consider what constitutes compelling evidence of excellence in research supervision. As in the other award categories, you will benefit most from the workshop if you have read and considered the information about the award, and started to collect your thoughts about the key ideas and evidence informing your application beforehand.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Time: 10.00-11.30am
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

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Systems that Achieve Collective Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award
In this workshop, you will be provided with an overview of the award. You will also have a change to consider how your initiative relates to the criteria about collective excellence, and what kinds of evidence best support your claims. As in the other award categories, you will benefit most from the workshop if you have read and considered the information about the award, and started to collect your thoughts about the key ideas and evidence informing your application beforehand.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Time: 3.30-5.00pm
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

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OLT Citation workshop 2: Strengthening your application through peer feedback
In this second workshop, bring along a draft of your application for critical and productive review from peers. The goal is to identify how you might strengthen your application. You will get most from the workshop if you have a draft to work with, and a set of questions about your application you’d like a response to.

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2016
Time: 10.00-11.30am
Venue: Rooms 249 & 250, Learning and Teaching Space, Level 2 South Fisher Library, Camperdown campus

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