2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching

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Wednesday 9 December 2015

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Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, presented the 2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching to 22 recipients at a gala ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra on 8 December.

Awards for Teaching Excellence were presented to exceptional teachers who have significantly contributed to the quality of learning and teaching in higher education.

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning recognise learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of the student experience.

 

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training addressing the Awards ceremony at Parliament House. Picture: Irene Dowdy

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training presenting the Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year to Associate Professor Kevin Tant and Associate Professor Halim Rane (Professor Paul Mazerolle accepting on his behalf). Picture: Irene Dowdy

This year there were two winners of the Australian University Teacher of the Year - Associate Professor Halim Rane of Griffith University and Associate Professor Kevin Tant of Monash University.

Associate Professor Tant was recognised for his contribution to teaching excellence and student learning in the field of finance, including immersing his students into the virtual world financial markets and testing ideas via realistic simulations.

Associate Professor Rane is committed to securing the best outcomes for his students in Islamic studies, implementing an innovative Muslim World Study Tour that takes students to Malaysia, Turkey, Spain and Morocco in promoting cultural competence and intercultural understanding.

The Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education was presented to Dr Asami Wood from the Australian National University for his success in empowering and guiding Indigenous law students through to the successful completion of their tertiary education.

For a full list of award recipients visit http://www.olt.gov.au