TTEA Awards Ceremony 2016
The Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards celebrates New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers - as recognised by their organisations, colleagues, learners and broader communities. This year's awards ceremony was held on 17 August. The parliamentary dinner was jointly hosted by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce, and Dr Jian Yang, Chairperson of the Education and Science Committee. Ako Aotearoa – The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, administers the awards.
A total of twelve awards were presented tonight for sustained excellence in tertiary teaching. Two were presented under the Kaupapa Māori category and a further nine in the General category. All Sustained Excellence winners receive $20,000 and the supreme award winner receives an additional $10,000.
The Executive wishes a warm welcome to the newest members of the Academy.
2016 Sustained Excellence Winners
Professor Jacinta Ruru, Faculty of Law, The University of Otago (Kaupapa Māori category and Supreme Winner)
Dr Judith Bateup, Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago
Dr Margaret Brunton, Associate Professor, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University
Associate Professor Martin East, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland
Dr Megan Gibbons, Head of School, Institute of Sport and Adventure, Otago Polytechnic
Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh, Faculty of Arts, The University of Auckland (Kaupapa Māori category)
Dr Azra Moeed, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Victoria University of Wellington
Richard Nyhof, Principal Lecturer, School of Engineering, Otago Polytechnic
James Oldfield, Senior Lecturer, Learning Capability Developer, Unitec Institute of Technology
Matthew Thompson, Senior Lecturer, Architecture, Building and Engineering, Otago Polytechnic
Professor Darryl Tong, Department of Oral Diagnostics and Surgical Sciences, The University of Otago
Dr Rachel Zajac, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, The University of Otago