Staff honoured with teaching awards
Monday, 17 September 2012
Two University of Adelaide staff have been recognised for their teaching expertise with prestigious $10,000 Citation Awards announced by the Federal Government.
Mr Allan Carrington and Dr Linda Westphalen are among 152 university academics and professional staff across Australia to be honoured for developing innovative teaching models which improve student learning.
Mr Carrington, who works in the Online Development Team in the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), has been recognised for "sustained commitment to inspiring, challenging and mentoring academics to teach with activity-centric pedagogies and the latest learning technologies to enrich the student experience".
Dr Westphalen, a lecturer in the School of Education, received a Citation for "vibrant and compassionate approaches to teaching and learning which inspire students' enthusiasm and passion for the profession of teaching".
Federal Minister for Tertiary Education Senator the Hon. Chris Evans said the awards reaffirmed the crucial role that teachers play in delivering quality education and improving the student learning experience.
Mr Carrington is a learning designer, supporting the MyUni system and guiding academic staff in their use of technologies to enhance student learning.
Dr Westphalen's current teaching and research focuses on cultural studies issues to do with education, information and communication technologies, and gender.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Pascale Quester congratulated both staff members, describing the awards as "due recognition for outstanding teaching and a sustained contribution to student learning".
The pair will be presented with their awards at the National Wine Centre on Thursday 4 October.