National Citations continue remarkable teaching record

Students in the Go Health Go Griffith program have benefited from the teaching leadership od Dr Suzanne Owen, recognised now with a National Citation for Outstanding Teaching
Students in the Go Health Go Griffith program have benefited from the teaching leadership od Dr Suzanne Owen, recognised now with a National Citation for Outstanding Teaching

Griffith University has continued its remarkable run of success in recognition for outstanding teaching with the release of the Australian Awards for University Teaching 2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training this week announced the national citations, which 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.

Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor said Citations have been awarded to all six nominees from Griffith.

“We were the only university in the sector to receive the maximum number of citations,” he said.

These awards join a long tradition of acknowledgement for Griffith’s remarkable teachers. Griffith received five Citations last year as well as the Australian University Teacher of the Year Award for Dr Halim Rane’s work. This followed Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet being named Australian Teacher of the Year in 2014.

The Good Universities Guide awarded Griffith a five-star rating last month for its teaching quality.

The University’s 2016 Citation winners are:

Professor Mark Brimble, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

For strategic leadership of the financial advice profession and the emerging discipline of finance and financial planning in Australia

Professor Gemma Carey, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

For transforming the teaching and assessment of music pedagogy both nationally and internationally

Professor Richard John, Griffith Sciences

For leadership in STEM education and the sustained faculty-wide enhancement of university science students’ experience of learning and teaching quality

Associate Professor Suzanne Owen, Griffith Health

For leading Go Health Go Griffith: an innovative educational partnership facilitating the aspirations and capabilities of high school students from diverse backgrounds for careers in Health

Professor Anne Tiernan, School of Government and International Relations

For developing the capability of emerging public sector leaders and the quality of government through industry-engaged and research-led learning in the Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis

The Griffith Community Internship program, Learning Futures

For the Griffith Community Internship: An innovative whole-of-university approach for developing our students’ employability and civic engagement