AAUT assessors wanted

Published by on the 29 October 2018

Dear Colleagues,

As you may be aware, the Australian Awards for University Teaching are being run once again in 2018. Now under the auspices of Universities Australia, the Awards continue to recognise quality teaching practices, programs and outstanding contributions to student learning.

As member of the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT), we are writing to invite you to become an assessor for the 2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching, as your knowledge and experience would be of great value. Acting as an assessor provides you with further professional development and networking opportunities in the teaching and learning field. The knowledge you bring back into the institution is invaluable for the development of future teaching award applications.

We are only seeking your expression of interest to assist in this process. This is because assessors cannot be confirmed until after nominee registrations close on Monday 19 November 2018, in order to match applications with assessors from institutions other than their own. Please note that you are not eligible to assess this year if you are involved in a nomination in the 2018 AAUT.

 The 2018 AAUT assessment process will take place from mid-December 2018 to late January 2019, and include:

 Online Briefing Session (approximately 30mins) 

  • Before you commence assessing, a briefing session will be provided by the Awards Management Team covering all aspects of your role as an assessor.
  • Individual Assessment via 2018 Awards Portal
    To individually assess the assigned nominations in relation to the assessment criteria. Maximum assessment of 10 nominations.
  • Preview of Assessment Partner Comments
    To preview your assessing partners comments prior the collaboration assessment.
  • Collaboration Assessment via Zoom
    The final assessment component will involve individual assessors coming together in groups of two or three to discuss and moderate their assessments.  Each group will discuss their assessment partner’s comments, rank applications and provide written constructive criticism. One assessor will act as the lead and will be responsible for compiling coherent, constructive feedback for unsuccessful applicants.

 Click here for more information about the 2018 AAUT Awards or go to: https://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/uni-participation-quality/AAUT

 Please register your interest here before COB Wednesday 14 November 2018. 

 If you have any questions, please email aaut@swin.edu.au

Kind regards,

Professor Angela Carbone

Associate Dean (Learning Innovation)

Swinburne University