CQU staff scoop prestigious Federal Government teaching awards
Several lecturers and a special program on technology run at CQUniversity’s Rockhampton campus have been recognised with prestigious Australian Government teaching awards.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry today congratulated local academics and professional university staff on receiving 'Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning' though the Turnbull-Joyce Government's 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Academic Julie Fleming won an individual citation, while the CQUniversity Educational Technology Team featuring Colin Beer; Damien Clark and Rolley Tickner received a team citation.
“It gives me great pleasure to recognise the significant commitment and achievement of university teachers and professional staff in Capricornia,” Ms Landry said.
“Improving the student learning experience is what these citations are all about, and they confirm the crucial role teachers play in providing quality education to tertiary students.”
Each successful individual or team will receive $10,000 to further their work in supporting university students.
Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham also praised the citation recipients and reaffirmed the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring a high quality of student learning in Capricornia.
“Excellent teachers and their work deserve celebration to ensure even more Australians can benefit from the lessons they’ve learned. That’s why the Turnbull Government believes high quality teaching must be a core expectation of all Australian higher education providers.”