The University of Western Australia’s Professor Denise Chalmers, one of Australia’s leading experts in teaching and learning in higher education, has received a 2015 National Senior Teaching Fellowship from the Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching.
Professor Chalmers is one of only three senior fellows Australia-wide announced today by Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne. The Government has allocated $1.5 million for a total of 11 fellowships.
The UWA academic’s senior fellowship will focus on the assessment of teaching excellence and quality, recognising and rewarding teaching in tertiary institutions.
The other two senior fellows will develop approaches to strengthen the digital capabilities of graduates and the other to examine ways to improve student practice situations.
The fellowship follows last year’s Professor Chalmers’ prestigious Australian Award for University Teaching in recognition of 25 years of scholarly innovation and leadership to enhance students learning and engagement through developing university teachers and teaching.
Professor Chalmers has led and been a member of several national Australian University Teaching Council and Office of Learning and Teaching projects.
They include rewarding and recognising quality teaching and learning through developing teaching and learning performance indicators in Australian universities, measuring the effectiveness and impact of professional development and the Australian university teaching and criteria standards framework project.
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