University staff awarded prestigious citations

Posted: Tuesday 18 September 2012

Five leading academic and teaching staff members from the University of Ballarat have been awarded in the 2012 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

The Citations were awarded this year to John Hayes, Dr Xiaoli Jiang, Dr Amanda McGraw, Associate Professor Neil Trivett and David Wynen.

"These prestigious awards demonstrate the depth, quality and innovation in learning and teaching at the University," the Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Battersby, said.

"We congratulate our five ALTC recipients. Their success shows that the University of Ballarat continues to be recognised for the quality of the learning environment for our students."

The citations for each UB recipient are:

  • Mr John Hayes
    For demonstrating contemporary leadership and respectful engagement with students, colleagues and employers while instigating programs aligned with industry trends within a demand-driven tertiary education environment

  • Dr Xiaoli Jiang
    For the creation of 'flow-like' experience assessments and feedback that foster independent learning and adapt to different contexts and diverse student needs

  • Dr Amanda McGraw
    For the development and implementation of interactive assessment and feedback approaches which enhance cognitive and meta-cognitive processing designed to build learning capacity and independence

  • Associate Professor Neil Trivett
    For two decades of scholarly activities that have been locally, nationally and internationally recognised for their contribution to learning and teaching across tertiary education

  • Mr David Wynen
    For achieving international recognition for leadership in performing arts by developing original resources which accelerate student learning, enabling students to succeed nationally and internationally
Interviews with citation recipients can be arranged.

18 September 2012

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