Award for Teaching - Student Choice Award

On Wednesday 26 June, Michael Mack was presented with the Student Choice Award for Sessional Teachers 2018. Congratulations Michael!

"Michael was super clear, very helpful and really encouraged us to push ourselves. We were given a fantastic subject guide that outlined all the requirements for the semester and demonstrated there was clear plan for the subject. Still, Michael was flexible enough to bring on a new program to make sure we were learning the most current technologies. He creates a great environment within the studio and fosters group discussion. He was so approachable. He related to each student individually and helped everyone in the class equally. Michael communicated so well with prompt feedback and regular emails including helpful tips, precedents, and encouraging messages. He even included FUN FACTS at the end of every email to keep us laughing. He always made us feel like we could do everything and gave us confidence and self-belief."

The Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning recognises outstanding contributions in early career teaching, sessional teaching and teaching excellence through the Annual Teaching Awards. The awards will recognise sustained improvement or impact on the quality of students' learning experiences, and the relevance of subject content and skills. ABP aims to provide outstanding education to enable the next generation of the highest quality built environment professionals and academics. Their learning with us will prepare them to advance into the world and to adapt and design solutions for a future that we cannot yet predict.

ABP Faculty Awards 2018 were presented during the Faculty All-Staff Day 2019 in February. The recipients of the awards were

  • Crystal Legacy - Students' Choice Award
  • Michael Mack - Students' Choice Award
  • Adrian Chu - Sessional Teaching Excellence Award
  • Alberto Pugnale - Teaching Excellence Award (open award)
  • Hing-Wah Chau - Teaching Excellence Award (new staff award)

Citations for the ABP Faculty Awards for Teaching 2018 can be found here.