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To be eligible to apply for an Office for Learning and Teaching Citation you must be nominated by the University panel.
The Learning Research and Evaluation team within Deakin Learning Futures will provide assistance at every stage of the awards process, including; providing a mentor, peer review of your written statement, proof reading, timely advice regarding milestones and deadlines, final document formatting, upload to OLT and general support to make the process as streamlined as possible.
Following is the information that was provided to the 2012 citation nominees, you may find it useful in understanding the application requirements.
Your application must demonstrate influence on student learning, engagement or experience; recognition from fellow staff, Deakin or the wider community; and a sustained contribution and must address one (maximum two) of five selection criteria.
The application comprises:
The selection criteria are:
Nominations are assessed against the selected criteria on the extent to which they evidence in the written statement that the nominee’s contribution has:
Evidence to support your claim should combine qualitative and quantitative data. Evidence should be in context wherever possible. For example, when referring to SETU or similar data, include the number of responses and cohort size in the data you report and provide results over a sufficient period to demonstrate sustained achievement and any positive trends. Solicited and unsolicited student testimonials can be very persuasive when included judiciously but, again, need to be contextualised.
Peer recognition of your contribution within and outside Deakin can also help substantiate your claim. This may include awards and grants; conference and professional development invitations; invitations to join teaching and learning committees; teaching and learning publications and media coverage.
Careful thought should be given to your choice of referees. A reference from an external expert can substantiate an application. The institutional ranking panel may consider references when determining institutional ranking of Citations nominations. You may find this diagram of evidence sources (263 KB) useful.
Your mentor can advise you about the structure of the application, including which criteria you may wish to address, and the type and form of evidence that can be used to support claims.