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Deakin staff members honoured with ALTC Citations

8 July 2009

Deakin University staff will be awarded six citations for outstanding contributions to student learning at an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) award ceremony next month.

Each Citation recognises recipients’ contribution to quality teaching and learning, and commitment to improving the overall student experience. Awardees also receive a grant of $10,000 which may be used to advance their work on teaching and learning.

The Deakin University recipients are:

  • Julie Clarke – Faculty of Business and Law
    For improving access to legal education through an innovative approach to the use of online technology, exemplary student support and contemporary curriculum resources.
  • Dr Kristin Demetrious – Faculty of Arts and Education
    For radical new public relations curriculum, engaging students with contentious debates around activism and ethics, in anticipation of future social and political orientations demanding greater accountability.
  • Claire Macken – Faculty of Business and Law
    For an imaginative, creative and engaging approach to the first-year experience in implementing a successful engagement transition strategy and embedded skills program in law.
  • Associate Professor Bernie Marshall – Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
    For creating the conditions that nurture and inspire teaching and learning excellence.
  • Dr Greg Tooley, Susie Macfarlane, Associate Professor Alex Mussap – Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
    For the transformation of the teaching approach in the School of Psychology through redevelopment of content, delivery, and student and staff engagement into a model of excellence.
  • Dr Ian Warren, Faculty of Arts and Education
    For developing responsive, flexible and equitable face-to-face and online teaching and learning environments to enhance the student experience in an industry-focused criminology program.

Deakin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor John Rosenberg, said the awards are testament to Deakin's outstanding level of teaching and learning.

‘We are very proud of these staff members and would like to congratulate them on this outstanding achievement,’ said Professor Rosenberg.

  ‘It is extremely pleasing that the citations have been awarded in a broad range of disciplines including law, public relations, criminology and psychology. This demonstrates that Deakin is fulfilling its mission to be relevant, innovative and responsive across the whole University.’

Deakin congratulates these staff members on their outstanding achievements. For further information on the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards, please visit the ALTC web site.

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9th July 2009