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.

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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.

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