ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Associate Dean - Students, and Bachelor of Asian Studies Convenor, Dr Carol Hayes was announced as one of the University’s inaugural Distinguished Educators. This prize recognises the most outstanding leaders in teaching and learning at ANU and will enable Dr Hayes to play a pivotal role in providing greater leadership in innovation in education on campus.
I am honoured to receive this award and to now have a platform to promote the wonders of teaching and learning, particularly the message that "Monolingualism is curable" through the study of languages!
The Distinguished Educators program will play an important part in helping the University to meet its Strategic Plan by investing in innovation in education and the very best teachers.
In a recent statement by ANU Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt, he stated that:
Some of the most important members of our community are our teaching staff, who deliver the programs of which ANU is so proud. I want great teaching at ANU to be as celebrated as much as great research, because both are fundamental to being a world-leading university. That is why I am so pleased to recognise the first six colleagues to be designated Distinguished Educators, for their eminence and sustained exceptional performance in relation to teaching and learning.
As well as Dr Hayes, the other five Distinguished Educators are:
Professor Paul Francis – College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Professor Michael Platow – College of Medicine, Biology and Environment
Dr Catherine Frieman – College of Arts and Social Sciences
Associate Professor Asmi Woods – College of Law
Dr John Minns – College of Arts and Social Sciences
ANU Distinguished Educators are appointed as members of the new ANU Institute of Innovation in Higher Education with the purpose of helping to lead, at a strategic level, innovation in education within the University, and participate in the Institute’s activities.