Arts Teaching and Learning Network contacts

Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning

Professor Carole Cusack was appointed the role of Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning in January 2013. In this capacity she will chair the Faculty's Teaching and Learning Committee, implement Faculty and University policy in relation to teaching and learning matters, and provide oversight of the portfolio's programs.

Name Telephone Email
Professor Carole Cusack +61 2 9351 6837

Academic Support and Development

Dr Martin Gibbs commenced as Director Academic Support and Development in January 2013. Martin will coordinate Academic Support and Development initiatives in 2013, including skills training, induction for new staff, the Teaching Development Program, and the Faculty's annual Excellence in Teaching Awards. Later in the year he will convene a series of events intended as opportunities for all staff to explore and reflect on key issues affecting our experience of academic life.

Name Telephone Email
Dr Martin Gibbs +61 2 9036 6010

Student Support Programs

Dr Rebecca Johinke has been the Director of the Faculty's Student Support Programs since January 2012. Rebecca leads the Faculty's Arts Network Mentoring and Arts on Track programs, both designed to support and enrich the student experience. The Arts Network Mentoring Program connects first year students with student mentors to help them successfully make the transition to university life. Arts on Track is part of the University’s Staying on Track initiative, and is designed to provide Faculty support to students who are not currently meeting the progression requirements in their program of study.

Name Telephone Email
Dr Rebecca Johinke +61 2 9351 4516

Postgraduate Writing Support

Within the teaching and learning portfolio, Drs Bronwen Dyson and Louise Katz provide writing support to the Faculty's postgraduate research and coursework students. Critical thinking and writing skills underpin the core attributes of scholarship, lifelong learning and global citizenship that we aim to pass on to our students through high quality teaching and engagement.

Bronwen Dyson provides one-on-one advice for postgraduate students and teaches two units of study for thesis writers – "Introduction to Thesis Writing" (last offered semester 2 2012), and "Writing a Thesis Chapter" (currently on offer in semester 1 2013). These are both non-award courses for students enrolled in PhD or Masters by research programmes, and can be taken concurrently with a higher degree enrolment.

Louise Katz joined the university in 2009 and currently teaches "ARTS7000: Academic Communication for Postgraduates, a Faculty-wide unit of study for students enrolled in postgraduate coursework programs. Previously she taught creative writing at the University of Technology.

Writing Support for: Contact Telephone Email
Postgraduate Research Students Dr Bronwen Dyson +61 2 9351 7514
Postgraduate Coursework Students Dr Louise Katz +61 2 9036 5099
Undergraduate Students Dr Susan Thomas
(Director, Writing Hub)
+61 2 9351 2048  

eLearning and Educational Design

The Faculty's Educational Design team are available to offer staff expert advice on effective curriculum design and BlackBoard site optimisation. They can also assist with planning to use other online tools such as PebblePad and Turnitin to develop an effective, efficient and engaging online presence for your unit of study.

Each School in the Faculty has a dedicated Educational Designer:

School Contact Telephone Email
Economics Jennifer Dowling +61 2 9351 6084
Letters, Art and Media (SLAM) Samuray Ozay +61 2 9351 3700
Languages and Cultures (SLC) Charles Humblet +61 2 9351 4774
Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) Rebecca Plumbe +61 2 9036 7513
Social and Political Sciences (SPSS) Jennifer Dowling +61 2 9351 6084

Administrative support team

Our dedicated and professional support team helps to coordinate the Faculty's teaching and learning strategic initiatives.

Rowanne Couch (Executive Officer) assists the Pro-Dean with strategic planning, communications and budgeting, and acts as secretary for the Teaching and Learning Committee.

Tanya Doulaveras (Administration and eLearning Liaison Officer) supports the eLearning and Academic Support and Development programs.

Deborah Rodrigo (Student Support Programs Officer) supports the Director of Student Support Programs and coordinates the operational planning and communications of the Student Support Programs area.

Dan Smith (Administrative Assistant) provides administrative support across all areas of the portfolio, especially the student support and postgraduate writing programs.

Name Position Telephone Email
Rowanne Couch Executive Officer +61 2 9351 7490  
Deborah Rodrigo Student Support Programs Officer +61 2 9351 6594
Tanya Doulaveras eLearning Liaison and Administrative Officer +61 2 9114 0632
Dan Smith Administrative Officer +61 2 9351 2950