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University Teaching Awards December 4, 2001 

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the 2001 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The winners span a broad range of disciplines and institutions but share a desire to deliver the best possible learning experience for students. Through creative and inspirational programs they provide students with the tools to fully explore their areas of study and prepare for life and careers.

Each has worked to maximise human potential in their students and as such are role models for their peers.

The recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year is Dr Duane Varan from Murdoch University. Dr Varan also won the teaching award in the Economics, Business and Related Studies category.

The Prime Minister’s Award recognises the contribution that Dr Varan has made to teaching and learning and, it is hoped, will inspire others to strive for a similar level of excellence.

Institutional Award winners were; The University of Melbourne, The University of New England and Flinders University of South Australia.

Teaching Awards went to teachers from the Queensland University of Technology, Murdoch University, The University of Western Australia, The University of New South Wales, University of Western Sydney and University of Tasmania.

Now in their fifth year, The Australian Awards for University Teaching were established to recognise and promote quality and excellence in university teaching. The prizes are amongst the most generous in the world for university teaching. The winners of each of the six Teaching Awards receive a grant of $40,000. The winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year receives an

additional $35,000. Successful Institutions are awarded a grant of $50,000 in each of the three categories.

This year’s awards attracted more than 90 nominations from Australian universities. The Awards are the responsibility of the Australian Universities Teaching Committee.

For further information:

Dr Nelson’s Office  Ross Hampton Ph: 0419 484 095

DEST  Laila Lacis Ph: (02) 6240 9275

 

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Winners - 2001 Australian Awards for University Teaching PRIME MINISTER’S AWARD FOR UNIVERSITY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Dr Duane Varan, Murdoch University

TEACHING AWARDS

Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies

Winner: Associate Professor Peter Swann, Queensland University of Technology

Economics, Business and Related Studies

Winner: Dr Duane Varan, Murdoch University

Humanities and the Arts

Winner: Dr Gail Jones, The University of Western Australia

Law and Legal Studies

Winners: The Kingsford Legal Centre Team - Ms Frances Gibson, Ms Michelle Burrell, Ms Anna Cody, Ms Kate Burns, Ms Vedna Jivan, Ms Kalliope Ktenas, Ms Joanne Moffitt, The University of New South Wales

Physical Sciences and Related Studies

Winner: Dr Vishy Karri, University of Tasmania

Social Sciences

Joint Winners: Professor William Tow, The University of Queensland

Dr Deirdre Russell-Bowie, University of Western Sydney

INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS

Innovative and practical approach to the provision of support services (on, and/or off campus) that assist the learning of students

Winner: The Transition Program, The University of Melbourne

Innovative and practical approach to the provision of educational services to the local and/or regional community

Winner: Tertiary Preparation For Indigenous Inmates, The University of New England

Innovative and practical approach to the enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning in the applicant’s institution

Winner: Foundations of University Teaching, Flinders University of South Australia

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