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Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Staff

Faculty of Education and Arts

2011 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Staff

Mrs Narelle Eather

School of Education

Mrs Narelle Eather

Narelle is a highly-motivated and inspiring Health and Physical Education lecturer in the Primary and Secondary Teacher education program. She has been recognised for providing highly engaging, evidence-based teaching and learning experiences for students.

Narelle has made a significant contribution to teaching and learning through her roles as course co-ordinator, lecturer and tutor, and is highly regarded by her colleagues and students.

Mr Nick Riley

School of Education

Mr Nick Riley

Nick has demonstrated teaching excellence and his commitment to quality teaching and learning across a diverse range of courses. He is a highly valued member of the School of Education, specialising in Primary School Health and Physical Education.

 

 

Ms Emma Joel

School of Humanities and Social Science

Ms Emma Joel

Emma has made significant contributions to enhancing the student experience within the School of Humanities and Social Science. She has developed and implemented course curriculum to incorporate feminine, Indigenous and international perspectives with current research within the field of Australian literary and cultural studies.

 

 

2010 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Staff

Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Dr Liam Phelan

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Dr Liam Phelan

Liam's commitment to fostering a shared sense of community for online students is evidenced through his expertise, commitment and passion for excellence in teaching and learning. He has inspired and motivated students in the online Master of Environmental Management course to overcome the challenges presented through distant education, particularly in the development of a sense of community that is essential for high quality learning experiences and outcomes.

 

Faculty of Health

Mrs Jo Smith

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Mrs Jo Smith

Jo has developed innovative learning resources, services and well aligned curriculum, to support and enhance learning for students studying advanced lower limb anatomy. Students are provided with a structural basis for the diagnosis and effective application of podiatric principles in clinical practice.

 

 

2009 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Staff

Faculty of Business and Law

Mr Anthony Morison

Tony has tutored in the Newcastle Business School for four years. In that time, he noticed the need for essay writing skill development opportunities for first year students. Tony worked to develop and implement extra-curricular essay writing workshops for first year Business students.

Faculty of Education and Arts

Ms Melissa Coote

Melissa has worked in the School of Education for two years. Her passion is teaching first year pre-service teachers, and she works to empower future teachers to make a positive difference by modelling a love of learning and leading engaging and motivating tutorials.

Ms Tracey Kelty

Tracey has fifteen years of teaching experience and has worked in the School of Education for three years. She is an enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated teacher who uses real-world professional experience to lead engaging tutorials that allow students to apply their theoretical knowledge to significant real-world situations.

Faculty of Health

Ms Josephine Smith

Josephine has worked in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy since 2007. She focuses on engaging students in difficult subject matter, and promotes active participation to promote deep learning of anatomical knowledge.

Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Ms Rowena Cooper

Rowena has taught in the School of Psychology since 2004. She engages her students in their own learning by inspiring them with her passion for Psychology. Rowena works to foster a positive classroom atmosphere, clearly communicate course content and offer helpful advice to her students.