Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence

Tuesday, 10 January 2012  Features

After 25 years of teaching at the Australian School of Business (ASB) Associate Professor Wendy Green, from the School of Accounting, has received a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

During her time at ASB, Wendy has created an engaging and unique student learning experience which has been consistently recognised through positive student comments and high satisfaction scores across her courses.

"I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to receive this award. I have always enjoyed the challenge of ensuring that my courses are not only authentic to the discipline, but also provide an enjoyable learning experience to my students,"'" says Wendy.

"The key to achieving these consistent outcomes has been my teaching rationale, which is based on enthusiastic and friendly delivery of up-to-date, relevant material and assessments that are situated within the practice-based auditing discipline," says Wendy.

Wendy is a chartered accountant and came to academia from the auditing profession. She teaches Auditing and Assurance Services at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as Accounting for Climate Change and Sustainability at the postgraduate level across several disciplines.

Wendy was one of three ASB academics to be recognised in the general awards category, Kerry Humphreys from the School of Accounting and Dr Tania Bucic from the School of Marketing also received awards for their excellent contributions to teaching in 2011.

Kerry Humphreys was acknowledged for her innovative ‘strategy+numbers' teaching approach. She is a chartered accountant who joined UNSW after spending seven years in shareholder value and strategy consulting. She now teaches strategic management accounting to postgraduate students. In 2011, Kerry was named Pearson Accounting/Finance Lecturer of the Year and received an Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

In the sessional teaching category, Dr Lynn Gribble from the Australian Graduate School of Management's Master of Business and Technology (MBT) was rewarded for her commitment to life-long learning, use of emerging technologies and her wide range of approaches.

The Vice -Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence serve to highlight the fundamental importance of teaching at UNSW and foster its ongoing development; support the development of staff capability for applying for national and other external teaching awards; and provide opportunities for UNSW staff to showcase outstanding teaching practice.