Volume 6, Edition 6 – October 2010
ATN in PROFILE
The ATN congratulates its academics who have been recognised for outstanding contributions to student learning in the 2010 Australian Awards for University Teaching. Of the 31 awards presented nationally, Curtin won four – more than any other university in its home state of Western Australia.
Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise individuals and teams who have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education. There are eight categories, including the Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education which will be awarded to two teams in 2010: the Indigenous Australian Health and Culture team of Mr John Mallard, Dr Julie Hoffman and Ms Rosalie Thackrah from Curtin University; and Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, from Queensland University of Technology and Dr Maggie Walter from University of Tasmania, for their work in building indigenous research capacity.
Curtin’s Associate Professor Jaya Earnest will be awarded for her contribution to the field of internationalisation, the priority area for the 2010 awards. Professor Ian Phau of Curtin’s School of Marketing has been awarded in the category of law, economics and business teaching. Trevor Goddard will receive a program award for his “Go Global: Innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching” initiative.
The awards will be presented in Canberra on 16 November by the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations.