What are Group Learning and Teaching Citations?

Group Learning and Teaching Citations (GLTC) recognise and reward teachers, teaching teams, professional staff and programs for their contributions to student learning. They are awarded on the basis of a competitive application process undertaken within each Academic Group (hence the term “Group Learning and Teaching Citation") and require a written application addressing assessment criteria, supported by evidence. In a GLTC application you make a claim or claims for the effectiveness of your teaching overall or for an innovation or intervention in your courses and programs, supported by relevant data/evidence.

There are 20 Group Learning and Teaching citations that are awarded annually. The maximum number of citations to be awarded by each Group (based on EFTSL) is five Citations. The citations may be awarded to individual teachers, teaching teams and programs.

The Group Learning and Teaching Citations are managed by the Office of the Dean (Learning and Teaching) in each Academic Group. The Office of the Dean (Learning and Teaching) manages processes for mentoring applicants and selection within their Academic Group.

GLTC recipients are presented with a Certificate at the annual Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards.

2020 Key dates

Applications due: Wednesday 5 August

Group Learning and Teaching Citations applications closed at 4.00 pm on Wednesday 5 August.

Eligibility

The GLTC Application Instructions detail eligibility requirements. In summary:

All current Academic (including Sessional Academic Staff) and Professional Staff employed by one of the four Academic Groups are eligible to apply for a Group Learning and Teaching Citation. Academic and professional staff employed by Corporate Services and Griffith International or Academic Administration, or the offices of the Vice Chancellor, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor or Deputy Vice Chancellors are eligible to apply if the activities for which they are making claims of excellence are attached to a Program or Academic Group. In 2020, Sessional Academic Staff employed by one of the four Academic Groups in Trimester 1 but not in Trimester 2, will still be eligible to apply.

Learning Futures staff will provide initial advice on eligibility criteria on request, prior to application submission. Email awards-sec@griffith.edu.au or contact the Manager (Grants, Awards and Fellowships).

Application requirements

Application instructions

The GLTC Application Instructions detail all application requirements.

GLTC Application Instructions and Checklist

Application template

Download and complete the GLTC Application template (this comprises the cover sheet, written statement and appendix) and save as a PDF.

GLTC Application Template

Submit your application

Applications are submitted online via the GLTC submission form.

2020 Group Learning and Teaching Citations applications closed at 4.00 pm on Wednesday 5 August.

Important information and links

For applicants

Online modules

The Learning Futures Award and Grant Writing Modules aim to support eligible staff to develop applications that address the higher order criteria against which applications are assessed and meet the eligibility and compliance requirements of the schemes.

All applicants are requested to complete the modules before submitting an application.

To access the modules via Learning@Griffith:

  1. Login to Learning@Griffith
  2. Go to the Organisations Tab
  3. Enter Learning Futures Award and Grant Writing Modules in the Organisation Search field and click Go
  4. Click on the link GIHE_LAT_AWARD
  5. In the left menu click Self Enrol

Mentors and feedback

Deans (Learning and Teaching) will provide an appropriate mentor on request for applicants from their Academic Group, and peers who will be able to provide feedback on a final draft of an application. See below for contact details for your Academic Group.

Arts, Education and Law

Contact Office of the Dean (Learning and Teaching)

Griffith Business School

Hazel Jones, Learning and Teaching Consultant (Curriculum)

Griffith Health

Contact Georgina Sanger, Learning and Teaching Consultant (Curriculum)

Griffith Sciences

Contact Office of the Dean (Learning and Teaching)

Assessment Process

The Group Learning and Teaching Committee or delegated panel will be the assessment panel for Group Learning and Teaching Citations. All applicants for the Group Learning and Teaching Citations shall be assessed solely on the basis of the submitted application. The Group Learning and Teaching Committee or delegated panel may choose not to award a citation or may choose joint citation winners. The Group Learning and Teaching Committee or delegated Panel may also choose to award a Dean’s Highly Commended Certificate, to acknowledge and encourage educators who are contributing to quality student learning. Decisions made by delegated committees shall be endorsed by Group Learning and Teaching Committee.

The Group Learning and Teaching Committee advises successful and unsuccessful applicants by letter. The Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy Steering Committee may allocate any unallocated Citations from one Academic Group to another where they deem it appropriate to do so.

Obligations of recipients

Citation recipients are invited to participate in:

  • The Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards  to celebrate Griffith’s outstanding teachers;
  • Activities associated with the Celebrating Teaching Program and other staff development programs in the role of mentors or workshop leaders;
  • To facilitate the recognition and dissemination of good practice to the University community, winners will be required, in collaboration with staff from Learning Futures, to make a brief (5 minutes) video summarising a key aspect or impact of their practice. Guidelines for structuring the video will be available from Learning Futures; and
  • Other promotional activities associated with the awards.

For Assessment Panels

Resources for Academic Group assessment panels, including the Selection Process Guide, will be made available to Panel Secretaries and Panel members via the LF Grants and Awards database (SharePoint site)

For further enquiries please contact Learning Futures via awards-sec@griffith.edu.au

Recognition and reward

Explore opportunities to receive recognition and reward for your learning and teaching practice