Four academics from The University of Western Australia have received prestigious citations for their exceptional teaching and learning practices.
The staff members were presented with a National Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
The awards are designed to both recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning, and encourage positive changes in learning and teaching. This can be through presentations with the teaching and learning community, mentoring or involvement in the university and higher education committees.
The OLT took over the operations of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2011. As a consequence, the OLT has reduced the number of citations awarded across the country with a maximum of only seven citations per university. The UWA award winners are:
Seinior Diversity Officer Malcolm Fialho: For Leadership and innovation in implementing a University-wide Cultural Competence Program to engage, sustain and deepen an action-oriented conversation around cultural diversity, racism and community harmony.
Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger: For developing the gold standard in mathematics research supervision and more than 30 years of nurturing a research community where undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics research flourishes.
Winthrop Professor Richard Weller: For sustained commitment to inspiring and enabling students to engage creatively and critically with complex design problems.
Assistant Professor Ambelin Kwaymullina: For excellence in teaching and innovative curriculum development in the area of Indigenous Peoples and the Law (Early Career).
“The award winners have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the UWA community and are very worthy recipients of this prestigious award. We send them our congratulations,” UWA acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bill Louden said.
Michael Sinclair-Jones (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 00 700 783