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Faculty staff honoured

Page last published: 19 Sep 2012

The Faculty of Arts congratulates Dr Ulrike Garde, Associate Professor Andrew Gillett and Dr Peter Keegan for their 2012 Citation Award by the Australian Government.

The prestigious Awards are designed to recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning.

Recognised in the category of ‘Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning’, Dr Ulrike Garde (Department of International Studies) received her award for ‘motivating students to engage with European languages and cultures in an enjoyable and inclusive learning space that fosters critical thinking, analytical and creative skills’.

Associate Professor Andrew Gillett (Department of Ancient History) was recognised for ‘integrating research skills into first year assessment, classwork, and student reflection, as a foundation for independent learning embracing the challenge of new fields’ and Dr Peter Keegan (Department of Ancient History) was awarded for ‘specialist expertise in fostering active, engaging and empowering learning experiences for distance education students enrolled in external, Open Universities Australia and Summer Session Ancient History units’.

 “These Citation Awards re-affirm the crucial role teachers and staff play delivering quality education and improving the student learning experience in Australian universities", Senator Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research said.

The Citation Awards recognised 152 individuals and teams from 38 universities from across Australia. Winners will receive their citations at a special ceremony to be held on September 25.