Congratulations to Deakin’s 2019 AAUT Award Winners

03
MAR, 2019
Reward & Recognition
AAUT Awards

Teaching & Learning


Congratulations to all the Deakin Academics recognised for their teaching and program excellence at the 2019 Australian Awards for University Teaching! Deakin was awarded one Award for Program Excellence and three Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Ms Amanda Dudley, Associate Professor Jade Sheen, Associate Professor Wendy Sutherland-Smith and Professor Jane McGillivray were part of a team of academics from Deakin, Flinders University, University of Adelaide, University of New England, University of Western Australia and Australian Catholic University who led the Risk Aware Program that received an Award for Programs that Enhance Learning.  Developed through strong partnerships with six universities and industry partners, Risk Aware is a highly innovative and authentic learning experience that assists health care students to better identify and manage risks associated with clinical placement and enhances their workplace readiness.  Amanda, Jade, Wendy and Jane travelled to Canberra on 25 February to receive the award at the AAUT Awards ceremony hosted by Universities Australia.

Right: the Deakin Risk Aware Team at the AAUT Awards ceremony with DVCE Prof. Liz Johnson

Left to right below:

1. Dr. Adam Brown;
2. Mr Mark Donehue, Ms Joanne Henriksen, Ms Katrina Broadhead, Ms Alex Singleton, Mr Matt McDonough and Ms Kim Neilson;
3. Associate Professor Bardo Fraunholz, Mr Vivek Venkiteswaran, Ms Emma Simpfendorfer, Mr Kane Hooper, Mr Toby Durden and Mr Alister Air.

The Deakin academics also successful in achieving citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning:

  • Dr Adam Brown from the School of Communication and Creative Arts for excellence in developing innovative gamification approaches to enhance communication students learning and facilitating authentic assessment and industry engagement through social media content.
  • Mr Mark Donehue, Ms Joanne Henriksen, Ms Katrina Broadhead, Ms Alex Singleton, Mr Matt McDonough and Ms Kim Neilson from the School of Education for their work in developing the Education Business Leadership program that inspires students to develop business acumen and addresses equity issues for professional staff working in education.
  • Associate Professor Bardo Fraunholz, Mr Vivek Venkiteswaran, Ms Emma Simpfendorfer, Mr Kane Hooper, Mr Toby Durden and Mr Alister Air from the Faculty of Business and Law for their work in designing a game-based simulated environment to teach Agile Project Management using Minecraft for business students.

For more on the AAUT process, past winners and how to apply in the future please visit our reward and recognition page or email rewards

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