19 June 2014
Member for Bennelong today congratulated Dr Marina Harvey from Macquarie University who has received a $90,000 grant for supporting quality learning and teaching by sessional staff.
This grant will mean University staff employed on a sessional basis are best prepared and well supported.
Mr Alexander said these grants were issued under the $1.8 million Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) fellowship program and is part of the government’s investment of $37 billion over four years in teaching at Australia’s higher education institutions.
“Dr Marina Harvey has already shown strong leadership in her field of expertise and I hope this funding will contribute to even greater success,” Mr Alexander said.
“This year’s Fellowship recipients cover a diverse range of crucial research areas such as Indigenous health, teacher quality, nutrition and dietics – future pathways to study that focus on engagement between education providers to name but a few.
“Australia has a proud history in producing ground-breaking research. This nation has produced some of the most important researchers and innovations of the past two centuries.
“The government remains committed to helping develop the best university teachers and the best leaders in their fields and these fellowships will mean we can position Australia as a leader in the higher education sector,” said Mr Alexander.