Griffith University continues to leave its mark in the annual Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT), celebrating the nation’s most outstanding university teachers within their fields.

From 2015 to 2017, Griffith was home to a number of academic teachers who were recognised for outstanding contributions to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience of higher education, and it is expected that the University will be right in the mix in the upcoming 2018 nominations.

Associate Professor Caryl Bosman and Dr Tim Stevens from the School for Environment were recognised in 2015, as were Griffith Business School’s Professor Ruth McPhail and Dr Andrew Pearson from Griffith Health.

In 2016, Professor Mark Brimble from GBS and Professor Gemma Carey from the Queensland Conservatorium were honoured.

Professor Carey won the Award for Teaching Excellence in Humanities and the Arts, worth $25,000.

Professor Gemma Carey and Professor Mark Brimble

Professor Gemma Carey and Professor Mark Brimble have won national teaching awards in 2016.

“It is an enormous honour and very humbling,” she said.

“The importance of awards like this can’t be overstated — they provide us with opportunities to do further work, and put value on the work that we do.”

Professor Carey has forged an international reputation as a foremost authorities in performance pedagogy, curriculum, and learning and teaching.

Last year,Griffith’s internationally acclaimedBachelor of Midwifery programwas recognised forPrograms that Enhance Learning (feature photo above).

It was one of two AAUT awards won by the University, with theGriffith Community Internship Programreceiving recognition in the field of student experiences and services supporting learning, development and growth in higher education.

Citations for Queensland university teachers and teaching programs for 2018 awards will be announced on October 5, with the national ceremony taking place on December 14 in Melbourne.