ACU staff recognised for learning and teaching excellence

Thursday, 15 July 2010

12 July 2010: Six Australian Catholic University (ACU) staff members have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to student learning with a 2010 Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation.

The citations are valued at $10,000 each, and awarded to both academic and professional staff who demonstrated sustained dedication to improving the quality of the student learning experience.

Based at the Brisbane, Melbourne and Strathfield campuses, the ACU recipients are:

Ms Alison Blair, for sustained enthusiasm and expertise in leadership through early adoption of the web, and staff development for quality online education.

Dr Donna Gronn, for an outstanding contribution to the pedagogically sound use of technology in teacher education, through teaching and staff development.

Dr Vanessa Rice, for an influential contribution to the postgraduate education of exercise physiologists through innovative work-integrated learning.

Professor Graham Rossiter, for a comprehensive, research-enhanced contribution to religious education in Australia and overseas.

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Dr Tracey Sanders, for empowering and creative teaching practices that enhance student learning through collaborative and community partnerships on the Brisbane Campus.

Dr Anne Scott, for inspiring students to become effective primary teachers by making the vital link between literacy, numeracy and ICT in the cause of social justice.

Professor Anne Cummins, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching), said the significant number of awards demonstrated the high calibre of staff in all disciplines at ACU.

“Congratulations to these six staff members who have made an impact not only on our students, but on their profession,” she said. “I would also like to acknowledge Professor Yoni Ryan and the team from the Learning and Teaching Centre for their wonderful support.”