Teaching and Curriculum Support Consultant & Tutor Development Program Manager
H10 - Storie Dixson Wing
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9036 9495
Kellie Morrison is a Teaching and Curriculum Support Consultant in Learning and Teaching in Business and has led the Business School Tutor Development Program since 2009. Kellie has 20 years experience in higher education and has substantial experience in developing and coordinating academic support programs, having worked in varied Faculties such as Education, Construction Management, Architecture, Environmental Science, Business and Law, Engineering and Nursing. She has coordinated, lectured and/or tutored in a broad range of undergraduate units in Education and consulted for the NSW Priority Action Schools Program.
In 2005, Kellie joined the Business School as a Learning Advisor working with student programs. In that role, her major focus was in creating and leading the "Peer Assisted Studies Program" (PASS). Kellie won a national award (2008) and a Vice Chancellor's award (2011) in recognition of her leadership in peer learning and the demonstrated positive impact PASS had on improving student learning outcomes. Her national Australian Teaching and Learning Council Citation for excellence recognised her "excellence in leadership, design and implementation of a faculty-wide peer learning program that enhances students learning, engagement and the quality of students overall experience". Kellie has also innovated and/or contributed to a wide variety of student support programs such as peer mentoring, student orientation activities, "Ask Me" staff initiatives, first year initiatives, created orientation handbooks for new students and has innovated with Tablet PCs to enhance the effectiveness of peer learning.
In terms of supporting academic and teaching development, in addition to leading the Tutor Development Program, Kellie has led the process of peer review of teaching for tutors, created facilitator-peer-mentoring programs and models of peer review within the PASS program to enhance team effectiveness and growth, developed new innovations in tutor development such as "Lunch and Learn" sessions for teaching staff, supported staff writing award applications, supported new academic staff onboarding and created Faculty-wide projects to enhance teaching academics knowledge of their student cohorts.
Kellie has worked on varied research projects, including large ARC grants and European Union collaborations in Education. Kellie's research has primarily focused on understanding and enhancing education and its effects, but has included work on a range of areas including pedagogy, professional teaching standards, social inclusion and exclusion, gender, values and multi-faith education curricula, the PhD examination process, the use of reflection in higher education, and peer learning programs.
Kellie has a first class honours degree in Education (teaching Chinese and Japanese) from the University of Newcastle and a Masters (TESOL) from the University of South Australia.