Awards for Teaching Excellence
Dr Craig Robert’s remarkable educational work continues to be applauded by the national surveying industry, with the announcement at The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) Gala Dinner 11 March, 2015 in Brisbane, that he had won the 2014 SSSI (Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute) Education Development National Award. This follows on his winning the award for the NSW Spatial Excellence Awards in November last year.
Having won the Engineers Australia Sydney Excellence Highly Commended Award for the innovative Masters in project management created in collaboration with the Leighton Group of companies, the academic and admin team involved have also been awarded a 2014 UNSW V-C award for Teaching Excellence in Programs that Enhance Learning.
Professor David Carmichael, discipline leader of the School’s engineering and construction management group leads a team which includes the Chair of the School’s Teaching and Learning Committee, Dr Steven Davis, as well as Dr Ali AkbarNezhad and Dr Johnson Shen, as well Dr Mary O’Connell the External Relations Manager.
Dr Carolin Birk also won a 2014 V-C Award for Teaching Excellence - Early Career in recognition of her marvellous skills, enthusiasm and dedication as teacher and course curriculum designer.
The Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence were established in 1989 to encourage, recognise and reward excellence in teaching by members of staff. Since then twelve staff members of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering have won this prestigious award. With only fifteen Awards presented each year and with UNSW academic staff members numbering over 2,600 - the School has been very well represented at these awards, and our students well-served by these dedicated teachers.