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Winners of 2011 Vice-Chancellor’s teaching awards announced

Friday, 08 April 2011

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I am pleased to announce that a number of staff have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in teaching and learning through the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching; Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning; and Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Last year ECU once again received a five star rating from our students for their experience while studying with us, as well as for the quality of our teaching. Therefore it should come as no surprise that we are able to acknowledge excellence from so many ECU teaching staff today.

I congratulate all award recipients and also all of our staff who have contributed to the increasing recognition of teaching excellence at ECU.

The award recipients are:

2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Mr James Thomson from the Faculty of Business and Law (Sessional Staff)
  • Mr David Smith from the School of Communications and Arts (Early Career)
  • Dr Junko Iwasaki from the School of Communications and Arts (Internationalisation)
  • Dr Lorraine Hammond from the School of Education
  • Dr Panizza Allmark from the School of Communications and Arts
  • Ms Tara Smith from the School of Management

2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

  • Dr Cat Hope (WAAPA)
    For developing the WAAPA Music Industry Partnership with Tura New Music.

2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

  • Professor Mark Stoney from the School of Law and Justice
    For sustained and extensive contribution through a range of engagement, service and teaching activities that ultimately create enhanced learning opportunities and outcomes for ECU students.
  • Dr Joyce Hendricks from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine
    For excellence in the design and implementation of a leadership program that enhances undergraduate teaching by engaging and motivating students to lead industry-based projects.
  • Dr Julie Ann Pooley from the School of Psychology and Social Science
    For contributions to student learning and the student experience through sustained excellence and innovation in teaching and student support, and scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Mr Richard Bostwick and Dr Michael Monisse-Redman from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine
    For specialist design of, and innovative approaches to, the development and implementation of a mental health program that has enhanced student learning and industry collaboration.

Professor Kerry O. Cox
Vice-Chancellor
vc@ecu.edu.au

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