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Australian Catholic University annual review 2008

Graduates

2008 Graduate outcomes

2008 Graduate Outcomes


Graduate satisfaction with their student experience


2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Good teaching

82%

84%

84%

84%

84%

Clear goals and standards

80%

82%

83%

81%

81%

Appropriate workload

72%

75%

73%

75%

71%

Appropriate assessment

82%

83%

79%

81%

77%

Generic skills

88%

88%

87%

88%

87%

Overall satisfaction

89%

90%

88%

89%

87%


Honorary doctorates


2008 recipients of the University’s highest honour, the award of Doctor of the University (honoris causa):

  • Reverend Tim Costello AO for outstanding commitment to social justice in Australia and internationally
  • Brother Kelvin Canavan FMS AM for outstanding contributions to Catholic education in Australia and internationally
  • Li Cunxin in recognition of his contribution to the arts, particularly ballet
  • Francis Sullivan for his advocacy of and contribution to the health and aged care sectors in Australia and internationally
  • Justice Lex Lasry QC for his contributions to social justice, particularly in the area of law
  • Eugene John Cullity AM QC for outstanding service to the juvenile justice system and his service to the people of Victoria
  • Margaret Vider for outstanding contribution to the profession of nursing, nursing administration and Catholic health care
  • Sister Mary McDonald SGS in recognition of her outstanding contribution to lifelong learning and community engagement in education, spirituality, ecology and women’s development
  • Sister Mary Ronayne SGS in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Catholic education in Australia
  • Terry O’Connell OAM for his service to the community, especially through his work in restorative justice.

Graduate awards

  • Doctor of Education graduate, Dr Mauri Hamilton won the Beth Southwell Research Award from the NSW Institute for Educational Research for her thesis We grow in the shade of each other: a study of connectedness,  empowerment and learning in the middle years of schooling
  • School of Arts and Sciences graduate and lecturer Dr Noah Riseman was awarded the prize for the best article by a postgraduate student published in the Australasian Journal of American Studies for 2006–2007
  • Norma Fakhouri won one of the 76 Australia-wide federal government scholarships for career advisers, and will use the scholarship to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Career Development) at ACU next year.
  • graduate in Arts, Education and Theology Jean Madden initiated the Big Sleepout at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which raised $12,000 to provide streetswags for people who are homeless.


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