Three Griffith Business School lecturers were recognised by students for their outstanding teaching this month.
Ben French, Janis Bailey and Kate Hutchings (pictured) were awarded the Golden Key International Honour Society’s Best Lecturer Awards through nominations by students.
Mr French and Associate Professor Bailey received their awards at a ceremony on August 7 at Nathan campus, with Professor Hutchings collecting hers on August 15 at the Gold Coast.
Dr Bailey said her and Mr French’s involvement in the Griffith University Employment Relations and Human Resources Management Student Society had allowed them to contribute to a positive student experience.
In addition, their student-focussed approach in the classroom was valued by students. Professor Hutchings has only been at Griffith a short while, but her enthusiastic and engaging approach has already struck a chord with students.
“It’s fantastic to have recognition from the student body, particularly because Golden Key is a society of very active students who are exercising leadership,” Dr Bailey said.
Professional development chairperson of the Golden Key’s Griffith chapter William Vuk Despotovic said students across all faculties were asked to nominate lecturers who had gone above and beyond the call of duty.
“We invited the winning lecturers to become honorary members of the chapter and be recognised for their achievements at the new members’ receptions,” he said.
Contributed by Julia Phipps.