CQUniversity teacher excellence celebrated

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has congratulated a local academic on her outstanding contributions to student learning.

Lecturer Trixie James from CQUniversity’s Bundaberg campus was awarded prestigious Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning though the Coalition Government’s 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching program.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognise the significant commitment and achievement of university teachers and professional staff in Bundaberg,” Mr Pitt said.

“Ms James has been recognised for excellence in motivating, inspiring and enabling students to realise their potential and gain a passion and thirst for knowledge through innovative teaching approaches.

“Improving the student learning experience is what these Citations are all about, and they confirm the crucial role teachers play in providing quality education to Australia’s students.

“The Citations awarded recognise a diverse range of contributions and are evidence of the innovative and dedicated work of our university teachers,” Mr Pitt said.

Each successful individual or team will receive $10,000 to further their work supporting university students.

Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham also praised the Citation recipients and reaffirmed the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring a high quality of student learning.

“Excellent teachers and their work deserve celebration to ensure even more Australians can benefit from the lessons they’ve learned. That’s why the Coalition Government believes high quality teaching must be a core expectation of all Australian higher education providers.”

CQUniversity is among 36 universities around the country to have staff recognised through the 2016 programme with 109 recipients being awarded Citations.

A full list of Citation recipients is available from http://www.education.gov.au/australian-awards-university-teaching

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