Teaching Excellence Award (New Staff)
This award recognises Wendy’s creative engagement with student needs in the first year of the 300-point Landscape Architecture Masters, the final Bachelor of Design Landscape capstone, and an interdisciplinary design elective in 2020.
Wendy’s approaches included engaging weekly videos as a means to connect with these dispersed cohorts, short quizzes to engage both quiet and confident speakers, and surveys to understand specific technological needs and challenges that informed significant and tailored updates to activities and assessments. Specific supports for incoming non-cognate master’s students included developing a library of reference resources and virtual site visits andcoordinating events and projects that developed a sense of cohort belonging for this new and challenged cohort.
Her efforts have been valued by her students, and the Faculty, during this challenging year.