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Academics honoured with Business School Awards

30 Mar 2012

Giuseppe CarabettaA selection of staff from the University of Sydney Business School have been honoured for their contribution to teaching at the 2011 Annual University of Sydney Business School Teaching and Tutoring Awards.
Senior Lecturer Giuseppe Carabetta was honoured with the 2011 Wayne Lonergan Outstanding Teaching Award, which recognises, promotes and rewards excellence in teaching among all full-time and part-time academic staff at the Business School.
The selection panel awarded the prize to Giuseppe for his ability to motivate and engage with all of his students, and his desire and willingness to take part in activities designed to share and improve the quality of teaching among his colleagues and students.
"I'm absolutely thrilled - and slightly embarrassed! - that my students and my mentors nominated me for this award," Giuseppe said. "I've got to say the Business School is fantastic in the way it acknowledges these things formally.

"I'm committed - along with my colleagues - to providing the best possible learning environment for all our students," Giuseppe continued. "The enthusiasm, motivation and indeed connections that my first and third year students display demonstrate the various techniques I use seem to produce positive results."
It is the sixth teaching award that Giuseppe has received since starting with the business school in 2003, and was awarded following a nomination with very strong commendations from students and faculty staff alike.
Senior Lecturer John Dumay (Accounting) received the Wayne Lonergan Outstanding Teaching Award (Early Career) for his services to teaching at the Business School. The selection panel was particularly impressed with John's commitment to closing the 'feedback loop' through repeated reflection on students results and feedback, and for his willingness to take risks in the solutions he devised.
"It's an affirmation of the different approach that I take," John said upon receiving the award. "My students tell me that they like my ability to take a risk in the classroom, and I believe that this award is about rewarding innovation in teaching."
Marie-Theresa Edbauer (Work and Organisational Studies) collected the Faculty Excellence in Tutoring Award, recognising her ability to engage with every student and provide a stimulating learning environment.
The Business School Teaching and Tutoring Awards are decided by a selection panel, based on nominations that are received from students and staff throughout the Business School at four stages each year.
For information on how to nominate a lecturer or tutor for the awards, please visit the Excellence Awards page on the Business School website.