This year, to endorse and support the nexus between teaching and research, the Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Awards and the Research Excellence Awards will be celebrated together, as the Academic Staff Awards. Winners of the awards will be announced in a ceremony on 1 November 2017.
“The Academic Staff Awards are a demonstration of Macquarie’s commitment to a culture of transformative learning in a research-enriched environment.”
“The fundamental interdependence of learning and teaching and research cannot be overstated,” said Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). “Research, and research-enriched learning and teaching, are what makes a university. The Academic Staff Awards are a demonstration of Macquarie’s commitment to a culture of transformative learning in a research-enriched environment.”
Professor Kevin Jameson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) agreed, adding “without a doubt, our innovative learning and teaching practices and the unmistakable connection to research fosters a rich environment for our students, researchers, and staff to partner as co-creators and actively seek out solutions to some of the complex issues facing our world today,” he said. “Teaching and engaging with students encourages us to think about the ‘big picture’, to question what really matters in our research contributions and why it matters more broadly to our society as a whole.”
The Academic Award winners will be announced at the first combined ceremony on Wednesday 1 November 2017, E7B Courtyard, 3:00pm – 5.30pm.
2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards recognise individuals, teams and programs that have made an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience.
- The Student Award for Excellence in Teaching
- The Vice-Chancellor’s Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
- The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
- The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
The 2017 Research Excellence Awards recognise, encourage and reward researchers, supervisors and early career researchers, excellence in research creation and application of research outcomes and discovery of new knowledge or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way.
- The Jim Piper Award for Excellence in Research Leadership
- The Excellence in Research: Five Future-shaping Research Priorities
- The Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision Award
- The Early Career Researcher Award
- The Excellence in Higher Degree Research Award