Applying for a L&T award
Demonstrate that your contribution to student learning correspond with the three key objectives of the Learning and Teaching strategic framework:
- Provide connected, creative and innovative learning experiences
- Ensure deep, broad graduate capabilities through a connected curriculum
- Foster a culture that supports excellence.
- Provide a combination of qualitative and quantitative evidence and data to support the claims made in your application to develop an engaging and strong narrative
- Use bench-marking evidence from the sector and engage with relevant literature. Make clear links between information and the assessment criteria
- Tailor supporting material to strengthen the claims
- Consider the assessment panel - Panel members may not be expert in your field, avoid technical terms or abbreviations
Use scholarly literature to support your teaching philosophy, and be honest about your journey:
- Provide context and highlights (university, background, discipline, cohort, etc)
- Show sustained and broad contribution, especially regarding innovation
- Highlight your research
- Show the difference you have made and outline what’s next.
Articulate evidence of your engage with students and their learning. Show impacts, for example: whole course experience, institution wide, national and/or internationl?
- Students self-reported learning – knowledge and skills gained
- Rates of attrition/retention – progression to further study, and grade distributions
- Course identification and evaluation of generic skills, outcomes, attributes
- Student work – assessments, projects, research
- Employer and workplace feedback
Outline your approach to evaluation. Corroborate student evaluation to illustrate the whole picture, it can be both formal and informal, for example:
- Feedback on teaching and courses
- Student interviews and survey results
- Student logs and journals
- Class participation patterns
- Demonstrate impact on colleagues and academic field via publications, conferences, etc
- Request feedback from peers who know your work, but also from people who don't know your work, to demonstrate a diversity of influence
- Use employer feedback
- Mention awards and grants recognition
Applications may go through many iterations. Make time to include feedback and polish your application to ensure it is focused and meets criteria.
|Questions? Contact the Office of PVC L&T.|