La Trobe University staff awarded (Issue 14, 2011)

ALTC LogoFour nominees from La Trobe University’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law have been selected to receive 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, an outcome that underscores the high calibre of staff working within the Faculty.

ALTC Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning recognise and reward the diverse contributions made by individuals and teams to the quality of student learning. Citations are awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the quality of student learning in a specific area of responsibility over a sustained period, whether they are academic staff, general staff, sessional staff or institutional associates. La Trobe University received a total of five nominations this year including those for staff at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

The successful nominees from the Faculty are:

Mr Paul Emery, School of Management
For the development of innovative and engaging student-centered teaching through enthusiastic delivery, support and the use of authentic problem-based activities in sport management.

Dr Wayne Geerling, School of Economics and Finance
For inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate students to engage with self and peer learning, and real world experiences using active learning techniques in Economics.

Mr Greg Jamieson, School of Economics and Finance
For developing professionally accredited programs, work-integrated-learning and graduate attributes, which enhance student learning and better prepare graduates for employment in the finance industry.

Dr Lynne Leveson, School of Management
For sustained contribution to scholarly activities that have influenced and enhanced learning and teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate business education.

Chief Executive of the ALTC, Dr Carol Nicoll, stressed the importance of recognising the accomplishments of these recipients.

‘The ALTC commends the efforts of these staff, who have made a significant contribution to the student experience so early in their careers,’ she said.

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Leigh Drake added his excitement at the announcement.

‘Given that there were…five nominations in total from La Trobe University, this is a really excellent outcome,’ he said.

‘I am sure that you will all join me in congratulating Paul, Wayne, Greg and Lynne on their outstanding achievements.’

The awards will be presented at the National Citations and Awards Ceremony on 16 August at the Sydney Opera House. More information about the awards can be found on the ALTC website.