Inaugural CDU Awards for Teaching 


Several Charles Darwin University (CDU) staff members will be recognised for their outstanding contributions to student learning at the inaugural CDU Awards for Teaching.

Winners will be recognised as a part of the 2007 May graduation ceremony on Friday 25 May, as well as receiving a cash prize of $5000 to spend on their teaching and learning concerns.

In vocational education and training:

  • Mr TY Lee, for a creative and sustained contribution in the field of commercial cookery benefiting both CDU students and the wider tourism and hospitality community
  • Mrs Jo Norris, for providing flexible, holistic delivery and assessment of competency to ensure the achievement of employability skills that support the needs of both the industry and students
  • Mr Robert Schwerdt, for combining old world craft with new world technologies to create an artisan baking learning experience that values both the student and the work they do.

In higher education:

  • Mrs Kathy Banks, for the development of a unique student centred vocal teaching program which applies a research-led model of voice training to an innovative teaching methodology
  • Ms Nicola Rolls, Mr Greg William and Mr Robert Wolff, for enhancing the quality and success of our students’ learning journey through best practice in curricula, teaching, assessment, support and research
  • Mrs Barbara White and Ms Jodi Tutty, for engaging diverse information technology learning using authentic, project based contexts.

The selection panel appreciates the work and preparation that went into all applications and values the undisputed commitment to student learning shown.

The CDU Awards for Teaching aim to encourage and reward all staff for outstanding contributions to students learning.

Congratulations to the successful nominees.