We were indeed fortunate to have the support and guidance of the Office for Teaching and Learning, UTS and the Fellowship Reference Group. Our partner groups and individuals have devoted expertise, energy and passion towards teaching and learning and we were delighted that they have agreed to bring their expertise and experience to the Fellowship.
Dr Cathy Foley
Deputy Director and Science Director Manufacturing Flagship at CSIRO.
Professor Mick Healey
Professor of Geography, University of Gloucestershire
Honorary Professor, University of Queensland
Professor Sue Jones
Professor of Zoology
Professor John Rice
Executive Director, Australian Council of Deans of Science
Honorary Professor in Mathematics, University of Sydney
Assoc. Professor Manju Sharma
Head of the Sydney University Physics Education Research (SUPER) Group.
Professor Roy Tasker
Professor of Chemical Education, Purdue University, US
Office for Teaching and Learning (OLT)
“As part of our commitment to quality, the new Office will continue to strengthen learning and teaching in Australian higher education.”
“As part of our commitment to quality, the new Office will continue to strengthen learning and teaching in Australian higher education.” Senator Evans said.
The OLT carries on the outstanding work conducted by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd. (ALTC) in improving the student learning experience by supporting quality teaching and practice.
The OLT works with eligible higher education intuitions as a collaborative and supportive partner in change. The OLT supports and promotes excellence in learning and teaching in universities with funding of $50 million, over three-and-a-half years for awards, fellowships and grants programs.
The new Office has already developed and released detailed program information for 2012 and has established a Strategic Advisory Committee to provide guidance and advice to the Minister on the strategic directions of the OLT and its programs.
The role of the ALTC (predecessor to the OLT)
As noted by Ms Alison Johns in her review into support for higher education learning and teaching:
“The ALTC has engendered a high level of engagement and commitment to learning and teaching excellence in the sector and leaves a strong legacy for the new unit to build on.” Review
We gratefully acknowledge the ALTC in supporting this fellowship and in the dedication, commitment and the effect the ALTC has had in:
- raising the profile of learning and teaching in higher education
- stimulating strategic change and
- funding and supporting ALTC fellows in their development and implementation of significant programs of activities
We look forward to the continuation and strengthening of this important work through the OLT.
University of Technology Sydney
“The purpose of UTS is to advance knowledge and learning to progress the professions, industry and communities of the world.”
To achieve this, UTS has developed an educational model built on a holistic, flexible and dynamic concept of learning which is expressed through stimulating teaching, the effective use of technology and an information rich environment. The UTS model of learning is aimed at developing graduate skills and attributes of relevance and empowering UTS students to grow, contribute, challenge and make a difference.
UTS demonstrates its commitment to improving quality teaching and learning through recognition and reward for good teaching practice, academic staff development initiatives and other improvement initiatives informed by regular student feedback surveys and an annual review of course performance.
The planning, reviewing and enhancing of the quality of UTS’s teaching and educational delivery is overseen by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Teaching, Learning and Equity) Professor Shirley Alexander.
We thank Professor Alexander for her support of the ALTC National Teaching Fellowship and for her continued commitment to teaching and learning that equips graduates for life-long learning.
This information has been adapted from the UTS Strategic Plan 2009 – 2018.
Special thanks to Linda, Kelly, Stephanie, Jenny, Katrina and Peter Meredith.
 Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Mineral Industry Operating Technique Award (MIOTA) for LANDTEM, a portable exploration tool that uses highly sensitive magnetic sensors known as SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) to differentiate the ore from other conductive material.