The Carrick Institute has recognised the talents of seven
outstanding educators from The University of Western Australia with
Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said the citations rewarded the efforts
of individual staff members to enhance the quality of student learning.
“UWA staff have a well-deserved reputation for excellence and
quality teaching and supervision underpins all of our academic
activities,” Professor Robson said.
“Carrick Institute citations recognise outstanding and sustained
contributions to enhancing the student learning experience in diverse
ways – from teaching, teaching support and mentoring through to student
engagement, provision of student services, commitment to equity and
diversity and more.”
Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop announced citations to the following UWA staff members:
Professor Lyn Abbott, from the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences; for innovations in assessment and promoting a culture of mentoring within the University;
Professor Dennis Haskell, from the School of Social and Cultural Studies; for leadership in developing new regional and international teaching programs;
Lance Maschmedt, Senior Teaching Technician at the School of Physics; for excellence in
the provision of physics teaching support;
Professor John McGeachie, from the School of Anatomy and Human Biology; for the enthusiastic delivery of fundamental biological principles of human development;
Dr Judy Skene, from Student Services; for fostering successful student transition, learning and engagement, and for her commitment to equity and diversity;
Sue Smurthwaite, from the Teaching and Learning Policy Unit, for contributing to the creation of a strong teaching, learning and performance ethos within the University; and
Professor Brian Stone, from the School of Mechanical Engineering, for enhancing the quality and success of the student learning experience through innovative use of computer and face-to-face methodologies.
More than 200 Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, worth $10,000 each, are awarded nationally.