Teaching awarded at home and away

Flinders University’s academic teachers and general staff have again received multiple Citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, awarded for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Four individual academics and a group of four academic and general staff were recognised by the award of the Citations (formerly the Carrick Awards) at the South Australian presentation ceremony held at the National Wine Centre on August 7.

Flinders Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parkin congratulated the staff for their enthusiasm, creativity and innovation.

“Flinders has a proud record of supporting teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, domestically and offshore, and these latest Citations recognise the outstanding contribution to teaching and learning by staff for the benefit of our students,” Professor Parkin said.

Flinders staff have twice won the top national tertiary teaching award, the Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year, in the past five years

The Flinders winners of 2008 ALTC Citations are:

  • Professor Rosalind Murray-Harvey, Ms Kerry Bissaker, Ms Alissa Zhao and Ms Courtney Roe, for exemplary practice in developing and delivering programs that provide highly valued holistic educational experience for offshore students.
  • Dr Karen Orr Vered, for innovation in student-centred learning and formative assessment practices in the field of screen studies.
  • Dr Kathryn Schuller, for leading a cultural transformation in teaching and learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering through her work with both colleagues and students.
  • Associate Professor Mark Staniforth, for his leadership in building an integrated maritime archaeology program and for teaching excellence in using an innovative curriculum including work-integrated learning.
  • Ms Lyn Wilkinson, for sustained excellence in the specialist area of literacy curriculum teaching that supports undergraduates as learners and inspires them as beginning teachers.
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