Issue 1
Monday, 01 March 2021
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Charles Darwin University IT Code Fair Team members from left, Dr Sami Azam, Dr Cherry Narumon Sriratanaviriyakul and Dr Bharanidharan Shanmugam who were one of three CDU teams to receive a citation at the Australian Awards for University Teaching
Charles Darwin University IT Code Fair Team members from left, Dr Sami Azam, Dr Cherry Narumon Sriratanaviriyakul and Dr Bharanidharan Shanmugam who were one of three CDU teams to receive a citation at the Australian Awards for University Teaching

CDU teams recognised in national university teaching awards

By Helen Pereira

Three teams from Charles Darwin University have received citations at the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The awards, recognising the contribution of individuals and teams to the quality of student learning, were announced in an online ceremony on Wednesday 24 February.

Welcoming viewers, University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Universities Australia, Professor Deborah Terry said that COVID-19 had brought the value of university teachers’ work into “stark relief”.

“I want to thank all university teachers for their hard work to help students adapt,” Professor Terry said.

“Our educators moved quickly to adapt to online learning. Their expertise made a difference…I’m honoured to recognise these inspiring educators today.”

Citations were awarded to CDU’s Academic Integrity Resource Development Team, IT Code Fair Team and the Literacy for Sustainability Team. 

CDU Interim Vice-Chancellor Mike Wilson congratulated the teams who received three of the 65 citations awarded to university educators around Australia.

“We have amazing educators at CDU who are constantly looking for ways to diversify and innovate their teaching,” Professor Wilson said.

“We are a dual-sector university with a large complement of online learning and a significant commitment on the part of our educators to inspire and help our students achieve,” he said.

“I am very proud of what we achieve here – and especially congratulate the teams recognised in these national awards.”

Members of the three CDU teams recognised at the awards:

Academic Integrity Resource and Development Team: Dr Alison Reedy, Amanda Janssen, Alison Lockley and Dr Penny Wurm

IT Code Fair 2014-2019: Dr Bharanidharan Shanmugam, Dr Cherry Narumon Sriratanaviriyakul and Dr Sami Azam

Literacy for Sustainability: Dr Nicola Rolls, Dr Raelke Grimmer, Andrew Pollard, Merin Nielsen, Dr Erica Garcia, Dr Adelle Sefton-Rowston and Sharon Bridgeman