2013 DEAN`S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE The

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2013 DEAN’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
The nomination, application and evaluation procedures for the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence have
been streamlined, with a statement of principles and application templates as shown below. Students or
faculty members may nominate individual or team teachers, continuing full-time and part-time and Teaching
Associates for the five/six Teaching Excellence awards and numerous Commendations awarded annually. Selfnominated applications are also permissible.
Faculty Mission
The Faculty of Business and Economics engages in high quality research and education across all its disciplines
in order to improve the human condition and have a positive impact on a changing world.
Values
The Faculty is committed to the following values:
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excellence in education, research and everything we do
opportunities for staff and students to pursue their individual career aspirations
providing a collegiate environment in which we treat our students, staff and community with respect
responsible and effective global citizenship
local, national and international engagement in its education and research
integrity, transparency and accountability in our internal governance
working collaboratively with all our stakeholders
upholding the principles for responsible management education.
The Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence are underpinned by the faculty value of excellence in education
and therefore seek to recognise outstanding teaching performance that enhances the student experience. In
order to acknowledge contributions made by Teaching Associate staff, a separate Dean’s Award for Teaching
Excellence will be granted to high-performing Teaching Associates.
Process
1. The reasons for the nomination should be outlined on the Nomination Form (see Attachment 1).
2. All nominations for the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence/ Commendations must be supported by a
Nominee Form (see Attachment 2) and a written application from the Nominee.
3. Applications should include an “Overview” of up to two pages relating to the following:
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the category for which the nominee has applied;
the nominee’s educational philosophy;
a description of the teaching context;
a summary of the claims relating to the selection criteria;
a summary of the evidence to support these claims (e.g. a table for student evaluations; a short
paragraph on the outcomes for students from teaching innovations).
4. Applications should be no longer than five pages and should be prepared in 12 point font with 1.5 line
spacing. (The “Overview” and Nomination Forms are not included in the page limit.)
5. Previous award winners will be ineligible for a Teaching Award until a period of three years has elapsed.
6. In its deliberations, the panel address the following criteria:
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Quality of the application against the category or categories (1-5)
Influence on student engagement, learning and overall student experience
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Extent of formal and informal evidence
Degree of effort, creativity and innovation in relation to the interventions
Closing Date for Nominations
Nominations should be submitted to [email protected] no later than 12 August 2013.
Closing Date for Applications
Applications should be submitted to [email protected] no later than 16 September 2013.
Selection Committee
Applications will be assessed by the selection committee appointed by the Dean in consultation with the
Deputy Dean Education.
Presentation of Awards
Announcement of winners and presentation of Awards will be made at the Faculty Awards Night which will
be held on 2 December 2013.
Further Questions about Dean's Awards
If you have further queries about these Awards or need assistance in completing your application, please
contact Miriam Sridharan by email [email protected] or on 990 31165.
Attachment 1:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2013
NOMINATION FORM
Name of Nominator/s: ……………………………………………………………….
Email: ………………………………………………………………….. Contact number: …………………………………….
Individual award
Tick () one box:
Team award
Details of Nominee (or one representative of a team nomination)
Name
Department
Unit Code/s
Appointment year
Email
Contact numbers
Campus
Nomination category
(tick appropriate box or
boxes)
Academic staff
Self
Student group
For team applications, please list the names of team members below:
I nominate ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… for the Dean’s Award for
Teaching Excellence for the following reasons (use extra space if required):
Signature of nominator: …………………………………………………………. Date: …………………………………………
Attachment 2:
Faculty of Business and Economics
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2013
NOMINEE FORM
To be completed by the Nominee/s:
Selection Criteria
Please nominate ONE or (at most) two selection criteria for assessment, as appropriate to your
particular contribution:
Tick box
(√)
Note: The number of criteria nominated does not, in itself, affect assessment of the nomination.
1. Approaches to the support of learning and teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to
learn
2. Development of curricula, resources and services that reflect a command of the field
3. Approaches to assessment, feedback and learning support 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
Selection Criteria are elaborated on the next page.
Nominee’s Declaration
I/We (print name of nominee) ………………..…………………………………..………………………………………………………………………
accept nomination for a Faculty of Business and Economics Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and agree that this
application may be a potential nomination for a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
Information regarding the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence is available here
http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/educational-excellence/promoting-excellence/vc-award.html
Signature:
Date:
Head of Department’s support for application and authorisation
I support this application on the basis of the attached information. I confirm that the details provided in this
application are correct and that the nominee(s) referred to on this form is/are currently member(s) of this
Department.
Name
Signature
Selection Criteria for Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
Applications must address ONE or (at most) two of the selection criteria set out below and should not exceed five
(5) pages. It is not necessary to address each criterion individually:
1. Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
This may include: fostering student development by stimulating curiosity and independence in learning;
contributing to the development of students' critical thinking skills, analytical skills and scholarly values;
encouraging student engagement through the enthusiasm shown for learning and teaching; inspiring and
motivating students through high-level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
2. Development of curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field
This may include: developing and presenting coherent and imaginative resources for student learning;
implementing research-led approaches to learning and teaching; demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of the
field of study in the design of the curriculum and the creation of resources for learning; communicating clear
objectives and expectations for student learning.
3. Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning
This may include: integrating assessment strategies with the specific aims and objectives for student learning;
providing timely, worthwhile feedback to students on their learning; using a variety of assessment and feedback
strategies; implementing both formative and summative assessment; adapting assessment methods to different
contexts and diverse student needs.
4. Respect and support for the development of students as individuals
This may include: participating in the effective and empathetic guidance and advising of students; assisting
students from equity and other demographic subgroups to participate and achieve success in their courses;
influencing the overall academic, social and cultural experience of higher education.
5. Scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching
This may include: showing advanced skills in evaluation and reflective practice; participating in and contributing
to professional activities related to learning and teaching; coordination, management and leadership of courses
and student learning; conducting and publishing research related to teaching; demonstrating leadership through
activities that have broad influence on the profession.
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