Associate Professor Kim Snepvangers has been awarded a citation in the 2018 Australian Awards for University teaching.

The awards were established in 1997 by the Australian Government to recognise and reward university educators who have made significant contributions to the quality of student learning. Nationally, 60 citations were awarded across universities last year.

Associate Professor Snepvangers was awarded her citation for the design, development and implementation of research-led, accessible and innovative teaching and learning resources in the field of creative professional experience in art, design and media.

“Transferring student creative skills to diverse mentors, who may not be art and design practitioners, was essential in prioritising students’ under-utilised creative networks and connectedness capabilities,” says Associate Professor Snepvangers.

“I foster placements in one-on-one, small-to-medium startups, collectives and galleries through to larger companies, digital producers and managers of design thinking in banking, property and health care. Projects in local government precincts and with marginalised groups are prioritised addressing accessibility of all in core programs.”

Associate Professor Snepvangers, who is a Scientia Education Academy Fellow and Education Focused academic, will receive her citation at a state ceremony in April, recognising their place among Australia's most exceptional university teachers.