Associate Professor Frank Alpert
School of Business

For continuing innovation, depth, and relevance that motivates and improves student learning in marketing

Associate Professor Frank Alpert teaches students about the scientific approaches to marketing and his courses include a large, highly popular postgraduate elective course in marketing, with a majority of international students who do not have prior undergraduate training in the discipline. His courses are highly interactive and student-centred. He uses a combination of factors around innovation, depth, and relevance, to motivate and inspire his students and bring commitment to his teaching. His teaching materials help students to develop their scholarly thinking and learning skills and abilities in marketing. He has consistently strong student evaluations of his teaching.

Associate Professor Tom Baldock
School of Civil Engineering

For leadership in implementing e-technology to improve feedback in large classes and actively embedding scholarship of teaching and learning in the School of Civil Engineering

Associate Professor Tom Baldock is actively engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning and improving the quality of both at UQ. As well as taking a leadership role in the School committee structure, he was keenly involved in developing the flexible first year engineering curriculum. To address the issue of ever larger class sizes, he has utilised technological tools to develop concept assessment feedback sessions to replace paper-based assessment. He has worked to improve laboratory spaces and to enhance hands-on learning opportunities for engineering students. He has been awarded faculty and UQ teaching and learning strategic grants.

Associate Professor Greg Hainge
Dr Béatrice Atherton
Dr Juliana de Nooy
Dr Barbara E. Hanna
Dr Joe Hardwick
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies

For sustained excellence and continuous innovation leading to better learning outcomes and cohort-building for students of French during a period of great growth and change

The French program at UQ has, over a sustained period of time, assured better learning outcomes for students through a continuous program of innovation and adaptation to a changing and growing student cohort. The members of the French program teaching team have won strategic teaching and learning grants and have consistently reviewed and redesigned the curriculum in order to provide students with innovative learning experiences informed by the latest research in the field. The team’s efforts have delivered a range of graduate outcomes and broad learning objectives for an increasingly diverse student body.

Dr John Kirkwood
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management

For developing innovative approaches, including shipboard experiments, scenario-based problem solving, computer models and industry workshops, to inspire student learning in fisheries courses

Dr Kirkwood has developed curriculum and teaching resources across the multi-disciplinary fields of fisheries science and management. He actively engages his students in high impact learning activities including a workshop where students interact with key industry stakeholders, and interactive computer models that demonstrate fundamental concepts in fisheries assessment. He encourages critical thinking and independence through scenario-based problem solving and shipboard field research. These interesting, relevant, and innovative challenges have been highly successful in motivating and inspiring his students.

Dr Anton Rayner
School of Mathematics and Physics

For challenging students to develop a relational understanding of Physics

Dr Rayner successfully engages undergraduate students to develop a relational understanding of the most important Physics concepts and processes through active problem-solving in the classroom and aligning assessment tasks that require students to link disciplinary concepts to everyday experiences. During class time, he guides whole-of-class discussions to solve problems which helps students to consolidate their learning of the theoretical and abstract Physics concepts. He has been consistently and regularly recognised by his students and colleagues as an effective and excellent teacher and has been invited to discuss related work at a national conference.

Dr Richard Robinson
School of Tourism

For motivating students to become future hospitality leaders by inspiring them with industry-relevant teaching and learning engagement strategies complemented by critical teaching approaches

Dr Richard Robinson has established a suite of innovative and sustained teaching and learning initiatives, including the Innovative Partnership Learning Programs, that bring industry practice into the student’s learning experience through activities, assessment, excursions, immersion programs and courses co-taught with industry professionals. These engaging techniques have motivated students through practical, experiential and tactile learning experiences that locate their foundational disciplinary knowledge within the industry and challenge them to develop their critical faculties. He has actively built mutually beneficial industry collaborations ensuring a sustainable School-industry connection for his students.

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