The Vice-Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Awards recognise the importance of learning and teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the framework of the UTS model of global practice-oriented education. Awarded annually, they are aligned with the national teaching and learning awards and citations schemes, many successful applicants have gone on to win national Citations or Teaching Awards.
- UTS Learning and Teaching Citations ($10,000) are awarded for significant contributions to student learning, student engagement and/or the student experience by individuals and teams.
- UTS Learning and Teaching Awards ($3,000 for individual awards and $5,000 for Team Teaching awards) are awarded for specific categories (see below winning categories).
Congratulations to the following 2018 award and citation recipients listed below.
Recipients will be awarded formally on Monday 25 March 2019 at the Vice-Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Award Ceremony. All are welcome to attend to join us in celebrating their contribution to learning. Registration details to come in February 2019.
Team Teaching Award Winner
Helena Asher-Chiang (Team Leader), Dr Alex Thomson, Naomi Koh-Belic
UTS Careers and Science
Building science students’ self-confidence and employability skills through collaborative career development learning.
Team Teaching High Commendation
A/Prof Deborah Edwards (Team Leader), A/Prof Carmel Foley, Meg Hibbins
Scaling support for individual learning journeys in a large Masters capstone to motivate student success.
Individual Teaching Award Winner
Dr Catherine Gorrie
Embedding learning activities in the Biomedical science course that require students to think independently, use their initiative and to be creative.
Early Career Teaching Award Winner
Dr Simon Knight
Leading learning.futures approaches to data literacy.
Casual Teaching Award Winner
Dr Amir Armanious
For exponential learning and better employability, finance and economics curricula are restructured to enhance students’ skills by thinking critically and working collaboratively using real-world simulations.
Casual Teaching Award – Commendation
Bringing theory to life: How a difficult subject became an authentic work-ready opportunity.
Learning.futures Teaching Award Winner
Dr Ann Reich (Team Leader), Dr Donna Rooney, Dr Nick Hopwood, Dr Gregory Martin, Dr Amanda Lizier, Annie Agnew, Dr Jacqui McManus, Catherine Raffaele, and Amy Thomas
Arts & Social Sciences
An innovative whole-of-course design for the Masters of Education (Learning & Leadership): Embedding learning.futures in the whole-of-course curriculum development and learning and teaching
Learning.futures Teaching Award Winner
Dr Nicole Sutton (Team Leader) and Raechel Wight
Try, try and try again: a continuous, collective approach to doing learning.futures.
UTS Model of Learning Award Winner
Dr Julia Prior
Engineering & IT
The Software Development Studio: conception, realisation and a demonstrable educational success.
Social Impact Award Winner
Dr Jane Hunter
Arts and Social Sciences
Building innovative practices in teaching and learning for preservice high school English teachers.
Indigenous Professional Capabilities High Commendation
Dr Campbell Drake (Team Leader), Allan Teale and Michael Day
Design, Architecture & Building
On Country Learning: The integration of Indigenous cultural competencies and professional capabilities for second-year Interior Architecture students in Spatial Agency Design Studios.
- Dr Beth Goldbatt (Team Leader), Rachel Coventry – Law
- Dr Cherie Lucas (Team Leader), Dr Caleb Ferguson, Carolyn Hayes, Dr Tamara Power – Graduate School of Health and Faculty of Health
- Lorely Aponte Oritz – Arts & Social Sciences
- Dr Kristine McGrath (Team Leader), Dr Jacqueline Melvold, Dr Renee Dowse – Science
- A/Prof Maurizio Labbate (Team Leader), Dr Yvonne Davila, Neela Griffiths – Science and IML
- Penny Hooper– Arts & Social Sciences
- Dr Sean Walsh (Team Leader), Dr Adam Morgan– Science and IML