National citations for outstanding teaching

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Six citations for outstanding contributions to student learning will be presented to University of Adelaide staff at a special ceremony next month.

The staff - individuals and teams of lecturers - will receive prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citations worth $10,000.

These citations follow the recent award of an ALTC National Teaching Fellowship - one of only three in the country - to Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Director of the University's Centre for Learning and Professional Development.

The ALTC citations are awarded to academic and professional staff who have made long-standing contributions to the quality of student learning and improving the overall student experience.

University of Adelaide recipients are:

Dr Georges Baume - Business School: For sustained commitment to excellence in the delivery of MBA courses to transnational postgraduate students, resulting in students' growth as confident critical thinkers and decision makers.

Field Geology Teaching Team (Associate Professor Martin Hand, Dr Karin Barovich, Associate Professor Alan Collins, Professor John Foden, Dr Galen Halverson, Associate Professor Graham Heinson, Dr Steven Hill and Dr Andreas Schmidt-Mumm) - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology and Geophysics): For the creation of a community of practice that anchors field-based learning and develops an enduring sense of belonging and camaraderie between staff and students.

Ms Anne Hewitt, Mr Andrew Ligertwood, Ms Margaret Castles, Ms Cornelia Koch, Mr Matthew Stubbs - Law School: For the development of a suite of law courses designed to facilitate student learning of legal theory by immersion in simulated legal practice.

Professor Martin Lambert - School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering: For the sustained maintenance of a caring community of practice among water engineering students that enhances student learning through interactivity and facilitated discussion.

Professor Anthony Pohl - School of Medicine (Orthopaedics and Trauma): For sustained contribution to the education of medical students, enabling with enthusiasm and humour-enhanced learning and deeper insight into musculo-skeletal function.

Dr Matthew Sorell - School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering: For motivating students to participate in vibrant, interactive communities of practice that facilitate and support deep learning in the field of electronic engineering.

University of Adelaide Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Fred McDougall says: "Innovations in teaching at the University of Adelaide are giving our students the best possible learning experience and chance to succeed in their chosen fields of study. These staff have been recognised nationally for their outstanding contributions to student learning and deserve the warmest congratulations."

The citation ceremony will be held in Adelaide on Monday 3 August at the Hawke Centre.


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