Outstanding ACU lecturer wins National AAUT Citation Teaching Award
Published: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Associate Professor Elspeth Froude, Dr Leigha Dark and Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe.
Congratulations to Dr Leigha Dark, School of Allied Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, for being awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) ‘Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Early Career)’. These awards are highly competitive and are designed to recognise quality teaching practice in Australian higher education.
AAUT Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2017
The successful ACU nominee is:
Dr Leigha Dark, School of Allied Health, Faculty of Health Sciences: For taking a scholarly, collaborative approach to the design, implementation and evaluation of authentic, multimodal learning to enhance student engagement within the Speech Pathology discipline.
Since commencing at ACU in 2013, Dr Dark has made a sustained and significant contribution to the development of curriculum in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology program, with a particular emphasis on integration of technology enhanced learning, authentic case-based teaching and assessment and collaborative inter professional learning.
In 2016, her contributions were recognised with a Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Citation (Early Career) and, at the institutional level, with an ACU Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career). Dr Dark regularly presents the outcomes of teaching and learning initiatives, as well as her own research, at national and international forums and seeks opportunities to contribute to her profession in different ways.
The AAUT website has information about the awards program. From 2018 the Australian Awards for University teaching will be led by Universities Australia.