University academics awarded for outstanding contributions to student learning

October 14 / 145

Associate Professor Andrew Melatos (Physics), Associate Professor Jenny Hayes, Dr Melanie Plesch (Music) and Ms Bronwyn Tarrant (Nursing). Photo by Richard James.
Associate Professor Andrew Melatos (Physics), Associate Professor Jenny Hayes, Dr Melanie Plesch (Music) and Ms Bronwyn Tarrant (Nursing). Photo by Richard James.

Four University academics have been awarded National Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Office for Learning and Teaching

Established in 2011, the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) is the branch of the Australian Education Department in the Commonwealth government responsible for promoting and supporting learning and teaching in higher education.

Each year OLT Citations, worth $10,000 each, are awarded to people who have a record of excellence and innovation in learning and teaching.

Winners from the University this year were:

- Associate Professor Andrew Melatos from the Department of Physics, for exemplary PhD supervision.

- Dr Melanie Plesch from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, for connecting music research to music practice.

- Ms Bronwyn Tarrant from the Department of Nursing, for the development of e-learning resources for nursing students.

- Associate Professor Jenny Hayes from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience for implementation of exciting and innovative practices that engage students in clinical anatomy.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Richard James said: “It was very pleasing that the important contribution of these staff members to student learning was recognised and celebrated at a national level through these important awards.

“The spread and nature of the contributions of these citation winners show that our staff are making a range of important advances to ensure that our students have the best learning environment available,” he said.

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