Awards

Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Awards - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning, 2015

Anne Taib, Damian Gleeson, Andrew Dixon, David Horne (members of the Library’s Business and Economics Faculty team) with former Library staff Josephine Hook, Leanne McCann and Erik Beyersdorf and in collaboration with Dr Nell Kimberley of Monash Business School, received this award for their collaborative Mastering Academic and Research Skills (MARS) program for Business and Economics postgraduate students.

Vice Chancellor’sTeaching Awards - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2015

Barbara Yazbeck, Learning Skills Adviser and Maxine Cuskelly, Manager of the Pharmacy Library, received this award with Dr Safeera Hussainy, of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, for their contribution to a unit about Pharmacy in a Public Health Context. The unit focussed on evidence-based use of pharmaceutical information; library staff developed an EMB Moodle tutorial designed to be a just- in-time resource for students.

Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) - Achievement Award 2014

Lyn Torres, Information Research Skills Manager, and Leanne McCann, former Learning Skills Manager, received this national award recognising their exceptional leadership in initiating a significant change to professional practice and institutional approaches for developing students’ research skills within curricula at Monash and beyond. This award was based on their work as initiators of the Research Skills Development Framework (Willison and O'Regan, 2006).

School of Primary Health Care (SPHC) Education Committee - Teaching Excellence Award (Collaborative Undertaking) 2014

Paula Todd, Subject Librarian and Dr. Allie Ford, Learning Skills Adviser, of the Library’s Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences team, with Associate Professor Ted Brown and Dr Primrose Lentin (Department of Occupational Therapy), received this award for their collaborative teaching of Evidence Based Practice principles to Occupational Therapy students. An associated Innovation and development grant funded a research project to evaluate Library teaching into this unit.

Vice Chancellor Award for "Programs that Enhance Learning" Special Commendation, 2012

Lyn Torres, Information Research Skills Manager, and Leanne McCann, Learning Skills Manager, received this award as the key initiators of the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework (Willison and O'Regan, 2006) at Monash University. RSD informed curricula is now a key University-wide educational priority encouraged through library-faculty collaboration. The RSD framework was included in the Monash University Education Plan, 2011-2015 as a key educational priority.

Faculty of Business and Economics, Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2011

Learning Skills Manager Leanne McCann and Information Research Skills Manager Lynette Torres with Glen Croy and Susan Mayson from the Department of Management were awarded a Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. They used an innovative implementation of the RSD Framework, as a continuation of their involvement in an Australian Learning and Teaching Council grant. The team's approach to assessment and assessment feedback has improved the students' learning experience and motivation. This unique approach to developing students' skills has been extended to other faculties as a result of the work done in Business and Economics.

Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Learning and Teaching 2010, Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

The Library’s Business and Economics team‘s award reflects the team’s efforts since 2008 to integrate teaching of information research and learning skills into all six Foundation Year units in the Bachelor of Business program at Caulfield Campus. The aim of the program is to ensure that students progressing through the course have the appropriate academic skills to succeed.

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff 2009

The Library’s Law Faculty team won the award for their work undertaken over a number years to develop undergraduate students’ legal research information and communication skills within the Bachelor of Laws curriculum. The team developed two core units which combine face-to-face and online learning components and demonstrated a commitment to student-centred teaching and continuous improvement.

Faculty of Business and Economics, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2009

Learning Skills Adviser Veronica Png, learning skills adviser, and Faculty of Business and Economics staff member Dr Aldonio Ferreira were awarded for their contribution to the student learning experience through their Group Work and Group Presentation Skills collaboration.