At an awards ceremony on Monday 15 December 2014, we celebrated our staff members who received recognition for their contributions to learning and teaching at La Trobe this year.
Professor Jane Long, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President, awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and the La Trobe Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Read about this year's recipients and view the album of the event below.
2014 Recipient: The Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr Ralph Newmark
For facilitating experiential active learning through music and food to motivate students and enhance deeper understandings of issues and challenges in Latin American history.
2014 Recipients: La Trobe Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Dr Regina Belski
For creating an engaging, practice-oriented learning environment in nutrition and dietetics which inspires students to become self-reflective, independent, life-long learners.
Dr John Bevacqua
For engaging non-law students studying law subjects through developing imaginative online learning resources that motivate them to learn more and perform better.
Dr Mary Debrett & Dr Susan Lawler
For development of a unique, media-rich cross-disciplinary approach to online teaching, facilitating
flexible, engaged, independent learning, as exemplified in the subject, Science in the Media.
Ms Nicole El Haber, Mr Greg Jamieson, Ms Swati Nagpal and Ms Elaine Plant
For the development and delivery of an innovative, multi-campus, first year subject using blended-learning technologies and resulting in high levels of student engagement and success
Dr Brianna Julien & Dr Louise Lexis
The creation of an innovative capstone program in advanced human physiology that promotes discipline-specific research skills, team work skills, and scientific communication skills.
Dr Carol McKinstry
For establishing community engagement opportunities for occupational therapy students that develop
graduate capabilities through working with secondary students from a refugee background.
Dr Rhiannon Evans & Ms Sarah Midford
For developing a high quality student-directed learning experience in ancient world studies incorporating innovative resources and assessment as well as cutting-edge m-learning tools.
Dr Andrew Hahne, Ms Sally Sheppard & Dr Felicity Blackstock
For instituting a simulated professional conference aimed at enhancing independent learning and knowledge exchange among final-year physiotherapy students.
Dr Louise Ward & Ms Sinead Barry
For developing stARTalking, an innovative, effective program that enhances communication skills for undergraduate nursing students.