We are excited to announce that Associate Professor Chris Tisdell has been named as one of 15 inaugural UNSW Scientia Education Fellows.

The 15 Fellows were announced on Monday by UNSW's Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs, at the Learning and Teaching Forum, Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning. The forum focused on UNSW's learning and teaching initiatives over the next decade.

The Scientia Education Academy is a new initiative for UNSW, being part of the Scientia Educational Model announced in the UNSW 2025 Strategy. It aims to recognise exceptional educators; to harness the drive, enthusiasm and expertise of Fellows to enhance teaching across UNSW; develop communities for learning and teaching improvement; provide feedback mechanisms for academics; inspire academics to rethink their teaching; and provide examples of digital practice in teaching.

Membership of the Academy is restricted to outstanding UNSW educators who have achieved recognition at the University, national or international level through significant learning and teaching activities, grants, awards, fellowships, major national or international projects or professional society recognition.

The 2016 Fellows will help position UNSW as a leader for student experience and outcomes by enhancing the profile and quality of learning and teaching.

Of his Scientia Fellowship, A/Prof Tisdell said that he is looking forward to "working with the Fellows, students and staff on this exciting journey to achieve educational excellence at national and international levels".

The Scientia Fellowship tops off a strong year for A/Prof Tisdell, who was announced a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society in September, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia in June. 

We warmly congratulate A/Prof Tisdell on his latest achievement and this recognition of his educational excellence!