13 December, 2006: Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been awarded for its achievements in undergraduate teaching with $500,000 in Federal Government funding.It marks the second year in a row ACU has been recognised by the Government’s Learning and Teaching Performance Fund, the latest round of which was announced this week by Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP.
The 2007 fund recognises performance by 30 Australian universities with a total funding pool of $83 million.
ACU Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Professor Gabrielle McMullen said the University was extremely pleased to be recognised for its commitment to quality teaching and learning.
"ACU is delighted to gain this support through the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund for the second year running," Professor McMullen said.
"This excellent outcome reflects ACU’s status among Australian universities, with an academic tradition of quality teaching and learning dating back to the mid-1800s.
"It also affirms the University’s Mission, which seeks to provide excellent higher education for its diverse and dispersed student population.
"With this funding, ACU will expand further on its commitment to providing high quality teaching and learning outcomes across its six campuses."
The Learning and Teaching Performance Fund is an annual funding round recognising higher education providers that best demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning for domestic undergraduates.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) – established as Australia’s only Catholic, national, publicly funded university – is open to all. The University empowers its students and staff with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.
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