Leading academics recognised for teaching quality

Media Release
  • Minister for Education
  • Leader of the House

More than 180 of the nation’s leading university academics and professional staff were today recognised for outstanding contributions to student learning.

Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP congratulated  staff members from 36 universities nationwide for receiving Citations through the Australian Government’s Australian Awards for University Teaching programme.

“The Government is committed to ensuring the quality of student learning and I am pleased to be able to recognise the outstanding efforts of dedicated teachers and professional staff in our universities,” Mr Pyne said.

The Citations recognise a diverse range of contributions including:

  • developing innovative curricula and resources in Chinese language and culture
  • improving the numeracy skills of engineering students
  • developing practice-ready veterinary graduates
  • sustained contributions to quality practices in teaching and learning with technology.

"These Citations reaffirm the crucial role staff and teachers play in helping Australian universities to deliver quality education and improve the student learning experience,” Mr Pyne said.

“The excellence of our higher education teachers goes a long way to establishing the Australian higher education sector’s reputation as a global leader.”

The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) administers the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).

A full list of recipients is attached and more information is available at www.olt.gov.au.

The Citations will be presented at five ceremonies throughout September and October in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne.

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