Smart Move! International Award for the Faculty Partnership Program

Macquarie’s Faculty Partnership Program (FPP) is now an award winner, having been honoured at the inaugural ‘Smart Learning Best Practice Forum’ at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai. Designed as an exchange of best practice and “smart” ideas in education, the Forum included participants from institutions world-wide.

An international jury comprised of academics and other education experts selected the FPP as the winner of the Smart Partnerships category from a highly competitive field. This award recognises the FPP’s success in developing meaningful and productive collaborations between the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) and the Faculties.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, HBMSU, said the awards recognised “leading institutions that have demonstrated outstanding excellence in the application of international best practices that aim to boost smart education. The “Smart Learning Best Practice Award” is the first initiative which centers on the efforts to integrate best practices into educational institutions’ procedures and processes in order to promote smart education and sustainability. ”

2014HBMSU Award in Dubai
Helen Carter with Smart Partnership Award

Helen Carter, the Learning and Teaching Centre’s Manager Educational Design and Development, who introduced the Partnership Program at Macquarie University, represented the LTC in Dubai to receive the award at a ceremony this week.  Helen says it is particularly pleasing to have the partnership aspect of the program recognised by this award. “It is great to have this recognition for the Educational Design and Development group within the LTC, and for our academic partners.”

About the Faculty Partnership Program

The FPP supports Macquarie University teaching staff to develop their learning and teaching ideas.  It pairs academics with a team of educational design and development professionals from the Learning and Teaching Centre for six month projects.

LTC teamedited
Educational Design and Development group, LTC

Applications are open until 7 November for Faculty Partnership Program projects that will be carried out during Session 1 2015.  More information is available from the website.

 

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