The Australian Awards for University Teaching (Department of Education and Training) were announced last week and I am very pleased to share the news that the UTS First Year Experience Team, of which I have been a member since 2013, was awarded a 2016 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning! I am very proud of my team and all that we have achieved!
Congratulations to the UTS First Year Experience Team:
Dr Kathy Egea, Associate Professor Jo McKenzie, Ms Vicki Bamford, Associate Professor Jonathan Tyler, Ms Joanne Kinniburgh, Ms Sally Inchbold, Ms Lisa Townsend, Ms Maxine Evers, Dr Yvonne Davila, Associate Professor Alison Beavis and Emeritus Professor Anthony Baker
For supporting student transition and success through engaging academic and professional staff in curriculum innovation and collaborative communities.
“Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning. Citations are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period” (Department of Education and Training website).
I thank the support of my colleagues in the Faculty of Science and UTS, especially Kathy Egea and Jo McKenzie for their leadership. This is an excellent achievement and wonderful that our work has been recognised at UTS and now nationally!