Teaching Commendation

Many congratulations to Sophie Loy-Wilson who earned a Dean’s Commendation for her outstanding teaching in her Semester 1 2018 unit, HSTY2701 – Spies in the Archive, based on student evaluations.
Sophie’s Unit of Study Survey (USS) data showed that her score on the USS item relating directly to student satisfaction of teaching effectiveness was in the top quartile of the School’s performance. In addition, Sophie’s focus on student feedback and engagement was also in the top quartile.
As the Dean, Annamarie Jagose, notes:
“This very positive student perception of teaching impact places your unit in the upper tier of units of study offered by the School and indeed Faculty. Given the high standards we set for ourselves, this is an outstanding achievement.”
“Just as we celebrate excellence in scholarship and research, so should we acknowledge the commitment, expertise and outcomes of our foremost teachers. On behalf of all our colleagues, please accept my personal congratulations and thanks for your exemplary contribution to the Faculty’s educational mission. Your success in fostering a positive learning environment within and beyond the classroom is critical to our success as a Faculty and University.”
Many congratulations, Sophie!
Mike M.
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