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Teaching grant success


3 July 2014

L-R: Dr Helen Mitchell, Associate Professor Siegbert Schmid, Dr Lilon Bandler and Associate Professor Adam Bridgeman

Congratulations to colleagues from three faculties who were successful in the first round of 2014 grant funding from the federal government's Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).

"These innovative projects have great potential for a lasting positive impact on students' learning outcomes," said Professor Pip Pattison, our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

The OLT grants provide funding for academics and professional staff to investigate, develop and implement innovations in learning and teaching.

The successful University of Sydney applicants were Associate Professor Siegbert Schmid and Associate Professor Adam Bridgeman (Faculty of Science), Dr Helen Mitchell (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and Dr Lilon Bandler (Sydney Medical School).

"Well done to all applicants for their hard work," said Professor Pattison, who joined us from the University of Melbourne in June. "Thank you those in the Institute for Teaching and Learning and the faculties who have supported them throughout the process."

Professor Pattison will talk about national and international trends in teaching and learning and her aspirations for teaching and learning at the University at an all-staff forum later this month. Details will be announced next week.

You can read more about the successful OLT grant applicants' projects in this month's Teaching@Sydney. Also in the July edition, find out about the keynote speakers for the Sydney Teaching Colloquium, and discover how to improve assessment and support your students' group work. Find out more