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Awards

National Awards | SCU Awards | Past Award Recipients

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. At a national level, the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise and reward contributions that are outstanding on a national scale. The Vice Chancellor’s Citations recognise and reward contributions that are outstanding within Southern Cross University. All staff, whether academic, professional, contract or sessional, as well as institutional associates, are eligible to apply for a teaching award.

Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)

The Australian Awards for University Teaching are awarded in three categories:

  • Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • Awards for Teaching Excellence
  • Program Awards

Success in any of these categories recognises the award recipient, whether an individual or team, as an outstanding teacher on a national scale.
In 2018 the AAUT will be organised by Universities Australia. Full details are not yet available but we anticipate requirements will align with those of previous years. Comprehensive support is provided to potential applicants in accordance with SCU Processes for the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).


Interested applicants for 2018 must register their Expressions of Interest by email to Cathryn McCormack as soon as possible or no later than 15 February 2018.

Recipients of AAUT Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2017

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.


2016

Marilyn Chaseling, School of Education
For a capstone unit that empowers Bachelor of Education (Primary) pre-service teachers to launch their teaching careers

SCU Teaching Awards

Vice Chancellor's Citations

The Vice Chancellor’s Citations are offered in two categories.

The Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise the work of staff whose work has had a significant impact on student learning over an extended period.

The Citations for Excellence in Student Engagement recognise the work of staff on short-term or casual contracts in a specific context over one or two years.

2017 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Brendan Kelaher and Anna ScottSchool 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

2017 Citations for Excellence in Student Engagement

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.

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 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
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.