$1.85 million reward for teaching performance

Friday, 6 February 2009

The University of Adelaide has been rewarded with $1.85 million for excellence and improvement in teaching and learning.

The success was announced today by Minister for Education Julia Gillard as part of the Federal Government's 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund.

The Fund allocations are based on seven performance indicators of student satisfaction, student success and graduate outcomes.

University of Adelaide Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Fred McDougall said the University was delighted to receive recognition and funding under both the excellence and improvement categories.

"The University of Adelaide is committed to excellence in teaching and learning," Professor McDougall said. "We've been devoting significant resources and effort to improving the student experience and student outcomes.

"This recognition today shows our efforts are starting to pay off. We are also confident of continuing improvements next year."

The University is making significant investments in improved student facilities, in mentoring and study support initiatives, in staff training, in new innovative curriculum and teaching approaches - all aimed at enhancing the educational and broader experience offered to students.


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