2012 Achievements and Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the following College of Business staff.

College of Business recognises high quality teaching

Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr Vanessa Cooper
School of Business IT and Logistics

For an outstanding contribution to teaching excellence over a sustained period that modelled the enhancement of student learning, educational leadership and a holistic approach to the design of curricula, learning resources, assessment and feedback strategies.

Teaching Excellence, Higher Education

College of Business

Dr Vanessa Cooper
School of Business IT and Logistics

For enhancing student learning though creation of a community of inquiry and holistic approach to the design of curricula, learning resources, assessment and feedback strategies.

Early Career Academic (Higher Education)

Dr SiddhiPittayachawan
School of Business IT and Logistics

For early career commitment in fostering students’ design and critical thinking to address pragmatic issues by developing research methods modules and adopting multiple learning approaches.

Teaching Excellence, TAFE

Outstanding Teacher / Trainer of the Year

Mr Andrew Webster
Business TAFE School

For developing students’ analytical and critical thinking skills through the use of current legal cases as the basis for a collaborative, constructivist approach to teaching.

Early Career Teacher / Trainer of the Year

Miranda Bryant
Business TAFE School

For commitment to designing transformational learning and assessment experiences that develop students’ critical awareness and sense of community through creative and socially responsible activities.

Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year

Ms Sylvia Baroutis
Ms Anne Stasiak
Dr Peter Waterhouse

From the Business TAFE School awarded for developing a targeted response for a national industry partner to meet their need for relevant, contextualised training specifically tailored for Group Training Field Officers.

Sessional Staff

Outstanding Sessional Teaching (Higher Education)

Dr Jacinta Ryan
School of Management

For commitment to innovative pedagogy and initiatives that inspire, encourage and empower students to observe the world, to reflect and to grow in their learning.

Outstanding Sessional Teaching (TAFE)

Ms Linda Boyce
Business TAFE School

For developing a teaching practice that engages learners through the art of storytelling; marrying theory and practice to develop employability skills in accounting students.

Programs that Enhance Student Learning

The First Year Experience

Ms Lila Kemlo
Academic Development Group, College of Business

Dr Jacinta Ryan
School of Management

For the development of a framework and implementation of an effective, sustainable and successful model of early intervention that enhances student transition, retention and engagement.

Flexible Learning and Teaching

Cathy Brigden
School of Management

For developing visual, hands-on learning tools in occupational health and safety to support and facilitate different learning styles for diverse student groups.

Postgraduate Education

Dr Paul Gibson
Graduate School of Business and Law

For designing a program that assists postgraduate students to become better leaders through developing the attitudes, emotional intelligence, and key behaviours that underlie effective leadership.

Services Supporting Student Learning

Ms Lila Kemlo
Academic Development Group, College of Business

For development of a cost-effective, sustainable, whole of college peer mentoring program supporting first year and commencing students in their transition and studies at RMIT.