Judith Watson: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Monday, 17 December 2012  Features

Judith Watson, an Economics lecturer at the Australian School of Businesss, has received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence for her outstanding teaching at the ASB. The Award follows the Bill Birkett Award for Teaching Excellence, which she received from the Australian School of Business earlier this year.

"Judith is an inspirational educator who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to teaching excellence and innovation over three decades at UNSW. She thoroughly deserves this recognition for not only her outstanding classroom teaching, but for her leadership and innovations," praised Professor Kevin Fox, Head of Economics.

"Judith Watson has also served as the faculty's academic advisor and has taught quantitative courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She continues to explore new technologies and methods to improve learning outcomes for students. Her current research involves student learning experience in quantitative courses.

"Over her three decades at UNSW, Judith Watson has brought numerous innovations to the Australian School of Business, including: introducing the successful Peer Assisted Support Scheme (PASS) in 1996, which has continually enhanced the learning outcomes for students; pioneering the use of online quizzes, and leading the way with adaptive eLearning. She has been deeply involved with innovative curriculum design for many years," explained Professor Fox.

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence highlights the fundamental importance of teaching to UNSW and showcases outstanding examples of teaching practice that enhances student learning.