Inaugural tEN award recipients 2018

Monday, 10 September 2018


I’m delighted to announce our tEN (the Educator Network) 2018 recipients of the DVC(A) Educator Innovation & Impact Awards and the Teaching Innovation Investment Scheme (TI2).

The Educator Network (tEN) was established this year to

  1. promote teaching excellence and drive innovation through sharing good practice and collaboration
  2. empower educators to teach better through sharing good practice and collaboration
  3. provide practical solutions, support and resources, and
  4. enable capability in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Find out more about tEN on our SharePoint site. Colleagues across the university will have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Award recipients and hear about the outcomes of TI2 initiatives at the Educator Showcase on 22 November 2018. Names of recipients and TI2 initiatives are detailed below.

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

TI2 enables our University teachers to innovate for the benefit of student success.  These investments provide seed funding for both innovative teaching activities and the creation of learning objects, as well as action research and evaluation into the success of effective teaching initiatives.  Due to overwhelming interest in the Scheme, with 33 applications submitted, 12 projects have received up to $5000:

  • The Australian Experience
    James Bennett, Kate Ariotti, Victoria Haskins, Nancy Cushing – School of Humanities and Social Science
  • Online Gamification Framework   
    Ljiljana Brankovic, Stephan Chalup, Dave Robertson – School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  • DIgital  Geographies (DIG)
    Michelle Duffy, Kathy Mee, Paul Hodge, Meg Sherval, Jenny Cameron – School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Digital Case Studies of Children who are deaf or hard of hearing
    Jill Duncan – School of Education
  • Engineering Education and immersive Technologies    
    Samuel Evans, Ken Sutton, Bill McBride
    – School of Engineering
  • Creating an immediate sense of belonging for all students in SABE using Universal Online Induction
    Helen Giggins, Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Warren Reilly, Judy-Anne Osborn, Sarah Jozefiak, Nicholas Foulcher, Andrew Dunne – School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • Let’s Talk About Sex
    Karen Mate, Saad Salem – School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  • Digital Education for Professional Emergency Nurse Development
    Lucinda Mithen – School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Feed Forward 
    Simone Nance, Annette Morante – English Language and Foundation Studies Centre and Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Embedded Mental Wellbeing Support
    Michelle Picard, Evonne Irwin, Vivien McComb, Helen Scobie, Emma Kerr – English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
  • Authentic Assessors
    Amanda Wilson, Kichu Nair, Lyn Ebert – School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Health Collaborators
    Graeme Horton, Conor Gilligan, Sue Outram, Lauren Cone, Anne Croker – School of Medicine and Public Health

Please join me in congratulating recipients. I look forward to seeing members of our UON community at the Educator Showcase on 22 November 2018.

Darrell