OLT Citations

Citations For Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning offered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)  recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning.

Citations are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates.

Citations provide an opportunity for distinctive institutional missions, values and priorities in learning and teaching to be recognised. Citations are awarded for a range of contributions to student learning, both direct and indirect.

Up to 150 Citations, including the Early Career category, with prize value of $10,000 each, are available nationally in 2016. The maximum number of citation nominations the University can nominate is six. Nominees, who have no more than five years’ experience teaching in a higher education setting, which includes tutoring and part time teaching, may apply for an Early Career Citation.

Considering applying for this award?

A workshop for those interested in applying for a Citation in 2016 will be held on Thursday 15 October, 2015, 10.30-12.00 noon. While the internal closing date for the internal selection process is not until mid semester 1, 2016 attending the workshop will enable you to find out and begin thinking about what's involved and start work early on an application if you decide to apply.

Unlike the Vice Chancellor's and OLT Teaching Excellence Awards, the focus of the applications is on just one of the four criteria used for the awards:

  • Approaches 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.

Applications will be judged on the extent to which they show evidence of evaluation, innovation, leadership and scholarship in the written statement that the contribution has:

  • Influenced student learning, student engagement or the overall student experience
  • Gained recognition from fellow staff, the institution, and/or the broader community
  • Been sustained for a period of no less than three years (two years for early career).

Because a high level of evidence is required for a successful application, those who are successful will usually be able to support their application by drawing on their success in faculty and/or university awards. If you have a record of recognition and a passion for supporting student learning, register for the workshop and come to find out what's involved.

Applications from teams, with members who are academic, professional or both, which make outstanding contributions to student learning are particularly encouraged.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Attend the ITL workshop on Thursday 15 October, 2015.
  • Consult the successful applications kept at the ITL reception, second floor of the Fisher Library.
  • These resources may help you in completing your application.

Step 3

Step 4

  • Prepare your application for consideration by the selection panel and submit it here before the internal closing date. The 2016 date will be advertised here.

Step 5

If your application is chosen for nomination by the university you will be given further help in developing and fine-tuning your application before completing the following process:

  • Download OLT Nomination Form
  • Ensure you have all references
  • Note the OLT's requirements include a photo with a white background
  • Note carefully the criteria and requirements to submit the applications and references as one .pdf.

Step 6

  • Information for Citations chosen for nomination by the University will be provided here.