JCU Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
JCU recognises outstanding practice in teaching and scholarship in many ways and the Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning is one such example.
Citations recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period. The JCU citations program is designed to prepare and support staff intending to apply for an Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, offered by the Department of Education and Training.
Up to 12 Citations with a prize value of $4,000 each will be awarded in 2018 across the JCU campuses.
Additionally, one annual citation of $4,000 will be made to the individual or team considered to have made the most outstanding contribution to student learning.
The following quick reference instructions are to guide applicants. The Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement encourages staff to discuss their application with their Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) prior to lodgement.
1 - Review the criteria and requirements
- Review the criteria and requirements for Citations in the Application Guidelines
- Download the Nomination Form.
2 - Source additional information and support
- Contact recipients of JCU Citations to discuss their application process, or review their applications.
- Contact your Associate Dean Learning and Teaching for support or mentoring.
- Identify a citation mentor – this might be a previous award recipient.
- Attend a Citation Nomination Information Session presented by the Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement (see Learning and Teaching Workshops and Events) or view the most recent presentation and download a copy of the presentation slides.
3 - Collate your evidence
Collate evidence to support your application. Use a range of data.
Some useful resources to consider include:
- "Data-led strategies for improving learning and teaching outcomes" by Associate Professor Phil Morgan, University of Newcastle.
- "Using a template to facilitate external peer review of curriculum: a variation on the PRoT theme" by Rebecca Sealey, published in 2013 by Education Research and Perspectives (40(1): pp.109-123).
- "The 4Q Model of Evaluation" by C. D. Smith (2008)
- "Top 5 ways to find out about your students and their university experience" by JCU Teaching and Learning Development.
4 - Prepare your application
- Prepare your application, ensuring compliance with criteria and all requirements.
- Please note, any applications that do not conform to the formatting outlined within the Application Guidelines will not be accepted.
- Complete the Application Checklist (see Attachment to Application Guidelines) prior to submitting your application.
5 - Lodge your application
- Lodge your application with your Associate Dean Learning and Teaching for signature and review prior to the application closing date.
- Particular Divisional Offices may be dictate earlier dates for submission, review and signatures. Please check with your relevant Divisional Office administrator.
- Contact your Associate Dean Learning and Teaching for guidance specific to your College and Division.
Closing Date: Friday 11 May 2018, 2019 TBC
All applications must be:
- Approved by the relevant Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), and
- Emailed to the Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement via email to email@example.com by close of business, Friday 11 May 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
The Directorate manages the application process for the national teaching citations and awards on behalf of James Cook University. A range of resources and activities are available to support applicants. Enquiries and requests for assistance may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.