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Southern Cross University receives $2.2m for quality teaching


Zoe Satherley
5 October 2007
Southern Cross University has been awarded $2.2 million in recognition of its high achievement in quality learning and teaching.

The $2.2 million has been allocated through the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund, announced by the federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the honourable Julie Bishop.

“This is an outstanding achievement for our University and is the result of the ongoing commitment from all the staff across our three campuses,” said Professor Paul Clark, Southern Cross University Vice-Chancellor.

“We have consistently improved our performance in this area and the funding is a very real indication that we are performing our core business at a very high standard.”

Announcing the funding allocation, Julie Bishop said: “I congratulate Southern Cross University as one of the 23 successful universities across Australia that has demonstrated a commitment to high quality learning and teaching”.

The University was recognised for its achievements in the discipline groups of ‘Science, Computing, Engineering, Architecture and Agriculture’ and in ‘Business, Law and Economics’.

The performance fund, announced on 13 May 2003 as part of the Australian Government’s ‘Our Universities: Backing Australia’s Future’ package of reforms and initiatives, has provided more than $220 million since 2006 to universities that best demonstrate excellence in undergraduate learning and teaching, the minister said.

Photo: Southern Cross University Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark is delighted with the University’s outstanding achievement in winning a $2.2m federal award for its excellence in learning and teaching.