RMIT Teaching Awards - Information about references
References are obtained by the applicant, and are submitted with the application. They serve to authenticate and support the claims made in the written statement.
Information for referees
The reference forms a vital part of the application. It provides:
- Validation and verification of aspects of the claims and the evidence supplied by the nominee
- Additional information on the nominee
- An objective and informed perspective on the nominee(s) contribution.
Preparation of references
As the reference is ‘open’ to the nominee, it is also an excellent opportunity to provide feedback and undertake reflection and evaluation of the nominee’s work and contribution.
While the content of the reference is essentially at your discretion, you are encouraged to examine the nominee’s application and respond directly to the claims and evidence provided by the nominee under the selection criteria. Each award application calls for a response to specified criteria. By commenting directly on these you will provide substantive and valuable additional evidence by which the selection panel can assess the application.
The nominee should provide you with a copy of their application (even if it is draft form) to assist in your preparation of their referee report.
Format of references
To ensure equity across all applications, we ask that the referee reports be prepared in a standard format:
- No more than one A4 single sided page, Arial Narrow 11 point font, and page margin of no less than 2 cms
- On letterhead, dated, signed, and the position and qualifications of the referee stated.
For further information contact: email@example.com.