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Suzi Syme
Associate Professor Suzi Syme
CELTA, DipEd(Syd), BA(Syd), MEd(UoW), EdD(UOW)
Current Appointment: Associate Dean (Education)
Organisational Unit: SCU College

Telephone: 02 6620 3002
Mobile: 0429 984 301
Location: Building R101B: SCU College
Campus: Lismore
Personal Website

Associate Professor Suzi Syme is Associate Dean (Education) of SCU College and Coordinator of the award winning Preparing for Success Program. Suzi has designed a framework for teaching in enabling programs, the GEMS Model of Success, and has published in internationally, peer reviewed journals on creating a culture of success via the use of interactive teaching strategies that empower students in their learning. Her recent scholarship of teaching and learning projects investigate the impact of the SC Model on students' experience of the enabling program. She is also co-leading the first national benchmarking project of enabling programs across Australia with the aim of establishing national standards for enabling programs. Suzi is an elected and active member of the National Association of Enabling Educators Australia (NAEEA).  Her doctorate explored the issue of curriculum internationalisation where she designed a critical theoretical framework and transformative pedagogical strategies that create culturally inclusive practices and give students a 'voice'.