25 years of service: Associate Professor Shukri Sanber

Published: Thursday 12th February 2015

Congratulations to Deputy Head of School Education NSW/ACT Associate Professor Shukri Sanber who was acknowledged for 25 years of service at ACU on Tuesday.

After initial training in geography, Associate Professor Sanber taught as a secondary school teacher for 10 years and then as a curriculum specialist in Jordan. He later worked in Saudi Arabia as a teaching specialist and after having gained his Doctor of Philosophy from Cornell University in 1984, Associate Professor Sanber began lecturing at Bethlehem University in Palestine.

Associate Professor Sanber joined ACU in 1990. Since joining the University he has had a significant impact as the Coordinator of Unit Evaluation Program between 1996 and 2008, Coordinator of doctoral programs in NSW, Coordinator of Master of Education in NSW, Assistant Head of School and now, Deputy Head of School.

He has been involved in a number of major projects, including evaluations of Pathways for Learning Anywhere, Anytime program, the Indigenous Night Patrols in Walgett, Kempsey and Brewarrina, kinship and other placement programs in NSW, as well as the implementation and evaluation of Night Patrols for Indigenous communities in Wilcannia.

Associate Professor Sanber has contributed reviews of the NSW Catholic Education Commission and the Schools/Education Offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga.

He has also been part of the development of software to guide lecturers in the construction of marking criteria, the Unit Evaluation Program and Student Evaluation of Teaching and the assessment program in Religious Literacy for the Diocese of Wollongong, as well as standardisation and normalisation of the Denver Development Screening Test for children up to seven years of age.

Congratulations, Associate Professor Sanber. 

Associate Professor Sanber with Prof Marea Nicholson and Associate Professor Jan Kane 

Left to right: Associate Professor Sanber with Professor Marea Nicholson and Associate Professor Jan Kane on Tuesday.