Teaching awards help us to recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching. The range of awards available to SCU staff allow us to recognise the work of individuals and teams across a wide range of achievement levels. Awards are available at the University and national levels.
Dr Rob Garbutt, School of Arts and Social Sciences
For enabling students in the arts and social sciences to successfully make the transition into university culture as beginning students and as beginning researchers
Vice Chancellor's Citations
Excellence in Student Engagement Category (4) - for staff on casual or short-term contracts
Mandy Hughes, School of Arts and Social Sciences
For creating a supportive space where online Social Science students can critically engage in sociological ideas as members of a compassionate and well-informed learning community
Emma Kearney, School of Arts and Social Sciences
For engaging first year students with their transition to university through a supportive classroom environment that promotes student wellbeing and a passion for learning.
Nick Mattingly, School of Arts and Social Sciences
For cultivating empathy in students by engendering critical self-reflection in the arts and humanities
Kayleen Wood, School of Business and Tourism
For engaging first year students with their transition to university through a supportive classroom environment that promotes student wellbeing and a passion for learning
Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Category (3)
Brendan Kelaher and Anna Scott, School of Environment, Science and Engineering
For creating a teaching-industry nexus that enriches student learning and provides the skills needed for a successful career in marine management
COMPASS Team: Andrew Woods, Michael Grande, Fiona Lotherinton, Paula Steffensen and Theane Theophilos, School of Health and Human Sciences
For the COMPASS program: Fostering Peer Assisted Learning communities in clinical laboratories which enhance student confidence, clinical skill acquisition, leadership skills and professional socialisation
Christos Markopoulos, School of Education
For inspiring and empowering beginning teacher-education students in a large-enrolment, first-year mathematics discipline unit, through innovative teaching and being an enthusiastic and encouraging educator
The 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) are now closed.
In 2017 they encompassed the Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, the Awards for Teaching Excellence, and the Awards for Program that Enhance Learning. Significant changes to the program are anticipated in 2018.
Past Award Recipients
Vice Chancellor's Citations
The Vice Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the excellent roles played by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning at Southern Cross University.
2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Hanabeth Luke, Southern Cross Geoscience and School of Environment, Science and Engineering: For opening the world of science to commencing students: Laying powerful foundations in scientific thinking through empowering and inclusive delivery.
Rob Garbutt, School of Arts and Social Sciences: For enabling students in the arts and social sciences to successfully find their way into university culture as beginning students and as beginning researchers.
2016 Citations for Excellence in Student Engagement
Lisa Jacka, School of Education: For innovative design and delivery online learning experiences that facilitate education students' readiness to teach in learning environments of the future.
Desirée Kozlowski, School of Health and Human Sciences: For finding the sweet spot: Inspiring students to strive for excellence by creating a learning environment where safety and challenge are in balance.
Simone Lewis, School of Education: For improving student confidence and enjoyment in science and technology education through clear, simple explanations and being an approachable, enthusiastic, inclusive and encouraging educator
2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Excellence in Student Engagement
Rebecca Olive, School of Arts and Social Sciences: For generating student engagement in learning about Cultural Studies ideas and theories by applying them in the classroom.
Office for Learning and Teaching Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contribution that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning. Citations are awarded to academic, general and sessional staff, and institutional associates, who have made significant contributions to student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period.
2016 OLT Citations
Marilyn Chaseling, School of Education. For a capstone unit that empowers Bachelor of Education (Primary) pre-service teachers to launch their teaching careers. Download nomination (staff only)