UNSW’s commitment to quality learning has been recognised with four citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching. The five individual UNSW winners were among more than 180 of the nation’s leading university academics and professional staff recognised for their teaching contributions at a reception in Sydney.
Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne said he was pleased to be able to recognise the outstanding efforts of dedicated teachers and professional staff in universities. "These Citations reaffirm the crucial role staff and teachers play in helping Australian universities to deliver quality education and improve the student learning experience,” Mr Pyne said.
UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Iain Martin also congratulated the winners. "I congratulate the five UNSW recipients on their innovation, hard work and dedication. The quality of our academic staff and teachers plays a key role in the experience of our students and also in supporting our position as one of the world’s top 50 universities.”
Professor Sami Kara is one of the five UNSW winners who is recognised for developing students’ profesional engineering capabilites using authentic curriculum and progressive feedback, which inspires them by contextualising and applying their learning in real industy practices.
The Australian Awards for University Teaching are administered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). A full list of recipients is available at the OLT website.