Dean's Citation for Tutoring

A Dean's Citation for Tutoring will be awarded to tutors on the basis of feedback from the Teaching in Tutorials questionnaire which provides evaluative data on the overall quality of the teaching in a tutorial class as perceived by students. Tutors who satisfy the criteria will receive a Deans Citation for Tutoring certificate. The questionnaire is administered through the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL).

Eligibility

Tutors are eligible for this citation for each tutorial which satisfies the criteria. The first criterion is that tutors must score a minimum of 90% agreement in the following three items on the questionnaire:

  • Question 11. My tutor respected each student and responded to individual needs.
  • Question 13. My tutor maintained a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Question 14. Overall my tutor effectively supported my learning.

The second criterion is that there must be 12 or more scanned student responses in the formal ITL report for individual tutorial to be eligible. That is tutors with fewer than 12 students responding to each of the three items related to each individual tutorial are ineligible to apply.

Thus, to be eligible to apply for the Citation for Tutoring, tutors must first request the Teaching in Tutorials survey from ITL. The Tutor Development Manager or staff within "Learning and Teaching in Business" unit cannot do this for you.

Administrative guidelines for using the survey in your tutorials are provided here: http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au//feedback/guidelines/FFT_Guidelines.pdf

It is important to follow the Guidelines carefully because if students complete the questionnaire incorrectly, their responses are not included if each survey does not scan correctly.

Can I apply even if this is my first semester of teaching?

Yes - previous "first-time tutors" have achieved Citations. Simply order the surveys and collect feedback towards the end of this semester and then follow the process for submission. The feedback you receive from students is useful not only for applying for a Citation, but also for reflecting on your teaching and your students' experiences to continue to identify how you can further enhance your students' learning and your teaching skills.

Ordering the surveys

It is best to order the surveys early in semester as you need to allow at least 2 weeks before you will receive them. Once you have the surveys, you can collect your students' feedback during a tutorial towards the end of semester in a tutorial. The timetable for the process can be found here: http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/feedback/fft_timeline.htm

Submitting reports

Once you have conducted the surveys with your students, the individual surveys are returned to ITL and your results are made available to you by ITL sometime after the end of each semester's examination period.

Once ITL informs you that you can access your pdf reports of the evaluation, you need to email (on or before the deadline) the PDF reports to Business.CitationforTutoring@sydney.edu.au for authentication.

The type of ITL reports that you need to submit are the "single tutorial" reports for each of your tutorials. That is, "combined reports" (where multiple tutorial reports are summarised together) are not accepted. Please only submit those tutorial reports that meet the criteria.

Deadline

Submission deadline for Dean's Citations for semester 2, 2014 is Monday, 12 January 2015.

Citation Announcement

Citations for Semester 2, 2014 will be announced Monday, 2 February 2015.

Our 2013 semester 2 and 2014 semester 1 winners

In semester 2, 2013 and semester 1, 2014 Dean's Citation in Tutoring recipients were awarded their certificates by their Chair of Discipline (or Chair of Discipline's representative) at the November 12 Staff Awards Ceremony. The photo captures some of our winners who attended the event (see full list of Dean's Citation for Tutoring recipients

2013 semester 2 and 2014 semester 1 Dean's Citation in Tutoring

Our 2013 semester 1 winners

In semester 1, 2013, Dean's Citation in Tutoring recipients were awarded their certificates by their Chair of Discipline (or Chair of Discipline's representative) at the November 19 Staff Awards Ceremony. The photo captures some of our winners who attended the event (see full list of Dean's Citation for Tutoring recipients

2013 Semester 1 Dean's Citation in Tutoring

Our 2012 semester 2 winners

In semester 2, 2012, tutors who had achieved the Dean's Citation in Tutoring were awarded their certificates by Co-Dean, Professor Tyrone Carlin at the May 9, 2013 presentation event. The photo captures some of our winners who attended the event (see full list of Dean's Citation for Tutoring recipients).

2012 Semester 2 Dean's Citation in Tutoring

Our 2012 semester 1 winners

In semester 1, 2012, tutors who had achieved the Dean's Citation in Tutoring were awarded their certificates during the Tutor
Development Program final event. The photo captures some of our winners who attended the event (see full list of Dean's Citation for
Tutoring recipients
).

2012 Dean's Citation in Tutoring

Our 2011 semester 2 winners

In semester 2, 2011, tutors who had achieved the Dean's Citation in Tutoring were awarded their certificates during the Tutor Development Program final event. The photo captures some of our winners who attended the event (see full list of Dean's Citation for Tutoring recipients).

2012 Dean's Citation in Tutoring
(Back row, left to right) Helena Liu, Bruno Rodrigues, James Mackay, Karl Kruszelnicki , Marie-Theresa Edbauer, Roger Hartley, Giuseppe Carabetta, Professor Tyrone Carlin. (Front row, left to right) Reza Baradaran, Sue Lord, Susan Ellicott-Darke, Tina Huynh, Jo Wang, Lutfa Tilat Ferdous, Janine Coupe.

Our 2011 semester 1 winners

In semester 2, 2011, tutors who had achieved the Dean's Citation in Tutoring were awarded their certificates during the Tutor Development Program final event. The photo captures some of our winners who attended the event (see full list of Dean's Citation for Tutoring recipients).

2011 Tutor Citation Winners
(Front row, left to right) Jo Wang, Linda Matula, Shae Bannister, Reza Baradaran, Janine Coupe. (Second row, left to right) Dr Brenda Ware, Evelyn Lai, Sue Lord, Joshua Lee, Leith Salem, Kellie Morrison (TDP manager). (At back) Marie-Theresa Edbauer, Roger Hartley, Antonio Villani, Garth Tarr and Angela Hecimovic.

Our 2010 winners

It was with great pleasure that on June 1st 2010, at the Business School Prizes night, tutors who had achieved the Dean's Citation in Tutoring were recognised for, and congratulated on, their outstanding commitment to ensuring high quality learning experiences for their students in their tutorials (see full list of Dean's Citation for Tutoring recipients). The photo captures some of our winners, with the Acting Dean, Professor Tyrone Carlin.

2010 Dean's Citation for Tutoring winners
(Front, left to right) Professor Tyrone Carlin, En Li, Wendy Huang, Kellie Morrison (TDP manager), Thu Phuong Pham, Tina Huynh and Elisabeth Huynh, (at back) with Cary Di Lernia and Roger Hartley.