An innovative approach to teaching has resulted in a Groom university teacher being recognised with a top national award.
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh announced the local connection with the Australian Awards for University Teaching congratulating Associate Professor Helen Farley from the University of Southern Queensland for their important contribution to their field.
“It is outstanding to have someone from our community recognised for their valuable work equipping the next generation with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive ” Dr McVeigh said.
“Helen’s achievement in winning the Widening participation category recognises their hard work and leadership in this field. It also demonstrates the quality university teaching on offer to Groom students.
The 30 awards announced in Canberra last night honour excellence in biological sciences health humanities arts law and business.
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the awards highlight the key role that teachers and their support staff play for students getting a university education that is high quality and highly engaging.
“University educators equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed ” Minister Birmingham said.
“In a world of rapidly changing technologies and processes Australia needs to remain an agile smart and creative nation. Outstanding university teaching is essential to ensuring we are well-prepared for the future.”
For a full list of award recipients visit: www.education.gov.au