DVC(A) Educator Innovation and Impact Awards

The DVC(A) Educator Innovation and Impact Awards recognise discrete, individual innovations or adaptations in learning and teaching that have resulted in an improved learning experiences for students.

Recipients receive a certificate recognising the contribution to learning.  
These awards offer recognition of excellence and help to build your teaching portfolio and wider recognition.

Applications are open to academic and professional staff from across all faculties and divisions, and include continuing, fixed term and sessional contract staff.  Both individual and team applications are encouraged.

View 2021 Guidelines and Application.

Applications open on 13th September 2021 and close on 29th October 2021.

2020 Award Recipients

Susan Hua - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Innovative teaching Methods for 'real-world' clinical pharmacy education

Sally Hunt and Sonja Pohlman - Faculty of Science
Developing the Virtual Clinic Placement for PSYC6526:  A Response to Covid-19

Joanne Walters and Rachel Unicomb - Faculty of Education and Arts
VROMA (Virtual Reality Oral Musculature Assessment): The use of virtual reality to teach a clinical skill in speech pathology

Jennifer Martin and Catherine Lucas - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Reducing Drug Mortality by ensuring Real World Competence to Prescribe

Daniella Forster - Faculty of Education and Arts
Immersive Pedagogy for Educational Ethics

Josephine Vaughan - Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Building Materials database - information to construct a sustainable future

Hayley Croft, Jennifer Schneider, Irene Munro, Saad Salem, Joyce Cooper - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Using augmented reality (AR) in Pharmacy Teaching

Geoffry De Luliis - Faculty of Science
Short Videos Toward Enhancing Online Engagement for First Year Biology

Suzanne Snodgrass and Lucia Chambers - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Making it real in a virtual 2020 world. Strategies for remote learning of active face-to-face content: Lessons from Physiotherapy.

2019 Award Recipients

Six teams and individuals were recognised as making innovative contributions to, and impact on, teaching and learning at the University of Newcastle.

  • Mitchell Smith – Faculty of Science
    Meet Timmy - an innovative pre-class resource
  • Meredith Tavener - Faculty of Health and Medicine
    Using visual inquiry to socialise online students into qualitative health research
  • Susan Heaney – Faculty of Health and Medicine
    Re-imagining assessment in final year Nutrition and Dietetics Placement Courses
  • Annika Herb - Faculty of Education and Arts
    Developing retention strategies for online and face-to-face learning
  • James Bennett, Kate Ariotti, Michael Kilmister, Marina Sindija, Bryce Abraham
    – Faculty of Education and Arts and Academic Division
    Cohort-driven change: re-designing a 1000 level history course for non-history majors
  • Alexandra Little, Tash Hawkins, Jane Ferns, Kerrie Wisely, Jenny Norris, Lauren Cone, Lani de Silva - University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
    Escaping the clinical to build the interprofessional:  How escape rooms are changing the way we deliver interprofessional education.

2018 Award Recipients

From a very competitive field of 22 applications, 7 teams and individuals were recognised as making innovative contributions to, and impact on, teaching and learning at UON.

  • Rachel Buchanan – School of Education
    Modular online teaching
  • Kate Dundas, Natalie Johnson, Lorraine Paras, Erica James – School of Medicine and Public Health
    An innovative experiential assessment task:  the 'This is Public Health' Photo Essay
  • Conor Gilligan – School of Medicine and Public Health
    Innovation in Interprofessional Education
  • Amy Maguire – Newcastle Law School   
    Drafting a Treaty
  • Anthony O’Brien, Jennifer Goh – University Library
    Librarians on the GoLibrarians support for undergraduate health
  • Warren Reilly – School of Architecture and Built Environment
    New course structures for modernised contents
  • Amanda Wilson – School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Student tool for critical appraisal

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