The first 27 recipients of 2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning through the government’s Australian Awards for University Teaching program were congratulated at a special ceremony in Melbourne yesterday.
The Citations celebrate innovation and commitment to student learning through pivotal and lasting contributions that help students develop the knowledge and skills they need for their futures.
Twenty three Citations were awarded to Victorian-based staff across nine universities. One of these included a team overcoming significant logistical challenges to meet the needs of a diverse student cohort spread across Deakin University’s five schools and nine different courses.
Four Citations were awarded to staff at the University of Tasmania. One notable example was for sustained commitment to enable pre-service teachers to innovatively connect their studies and professional practice in mathematics education.
The Citations symbolise the quality of learning and teaching that continues to strengthen Australia’s reputation as a global leader in higher education.
Further Citations will be presented at four ceremonies across this month and October in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
A full list of recipients from Victoria and Tasmania is available at the Australian Awards for University Teaching page.