Murdoch’s learning and teaching excellence celebrated June 23, 2017 Top teaching: Professor Lawson said LEAD Fellows bring excellence and innovations to Murdoch classrooms and beyond. The depth of teaching talent at Murdoch University was formally recognised with the creation of the Learning Excellence Academy (LEAD). Murdoch University Vice Chancellor, Professor Eeva Leinonen, said Murdoch LEAD would promote and celebrate excellence and leadership in learning and teaching. “Murdoch University’s Strategic Refresh has placed learning and teaching at an equal importance to research,” Professor Leinonen said. “Murdoch LEAD has been established as a community of experts and innovators who will become part of the conversation for future strategy and direction in this area.” Murdoch University inducted over 60 staff into the Academy as the inaugural Fellows with 20 recognised as senior fellows at the event. Deputy Vice Chancellor Education Professor Romy Lawson said the Academy recognised how the shared passion of the Fellows for learning and teaching brought excellence and innovations to the University’s classrooms and beyond. “Murdoch LEAD will provide support, professional development and mentorship from the University’s top teachers and well as provide a community for strategic conversation,” Professor Lawson said. “Fellows will be able to share good practices and offer opportunities for networking and support for career development in this field. “We hope to see the Academy grow to 100 Fellows by the end of the year.” The launch of Murdoch LEAD took place at Murdoch University’s Learning and Teaching Forum. The two-day workshop featured talks with renowned learning and teaching experts focusing on career learning for employability. Speakers included Emeritus Professor Chris Rust from Oxford Brookes University, the Innovation Research Universities Australia Vice Chancellors Fellow Associate Professor Jessica Vanderlelie and Head of Academic Practice at the Higher Education Academy Doug Cole. See the latest news from Murdoch University here. Print This Post Media contact: Luke McManus Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: L.McManus@murdoch.edu.au Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students, Murdoch achievements, Senior Executive Tags: International, Professor Romy Lawson, deputy vice chancellor education, doug cole, hea, higher education academy, jessica vanderlelie, murdoch university, professor chris rust, professor eeva leinonen, quality teaching, staff professional development, students, teaching and learning, vice chancellor Comments (One response) ANDREW TAGGART June 27, 2017 wonderful to see LEAD up and running. Now for some more academic promotions for those excellent teachers who achieve high retention, engage students and innovate in the classrooms, laboratories and lecture theatres and develop online materials that connect with learners. Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!