USQ Teaching Academy Board
|The general operation of the USQ Teaching Academy is overseen by the USQ Teaching Academy Board which comprises:
Chair, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning,Teaching and Quality)
Five elected members, for a term of office for up to two years and a gradual renewal process.
The Academy Board governs in accordance with the following principles:
Dr Tasman Bedford
Dr Tasman Bedford's professional experience includes the coordination of the science education department of a teachers college in Melbourne, the Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary) program at the Darling Downs Institute of Higher Education, and the Community Management Education Centre at the Bachelor College, Northern Territory. He was the sole manager and operator of his business entity Competency Development Services in Western Australia for several years. He currently holds the position of Coordinator Domestic Enabling Programs in the Open Access College of the University of Southern Queensland. Currently, he teaches the study-management and general science components of the Tertiary Preparation Program. His current research and publishing interests include students' learning styles, student self-management of study processes, student progression in higher education enabling education, and prisoner education. Recently, he completed his PhD study on the topic of the education experiences of early, repeat offenders in custody.
A/Prof Lyn Brodie
Associate Professor Lyn Brodie lectures in the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying. Her research interests include engineering education, Problem Based Learning, assessment and the first year experience.
Lyn was the academic team leader for the teaching team which successfully designed a strand of PBL courses for the faculty. These courses are unique in that they deliver a team based PBL course to distance education students of the faculty. These teams meet and work in a virtual environment to solve open engineering problems. Her work has been recognised through several awards including:
- 2003 USQ Award for Design and Delivery of Teaching Materials
- 2005 Australasian Association of Engineering Educators Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Curriculum Team Project
- 2005 Finalist in Australian Awards for University Teaching
- 2006 Carrick Institute Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
- 2007 Carrick Institute (now ALTC) Australian Award for University Teaching – Innovation in Curricula Learning and Teaching
- 2008 Australasian Association of Engineering Education Award - Innovation in Curricula Learning and Teaching
- 2008 USQ Associate Fellowship in Learning and Teaching
- 2009 USQ Associate Fellowship in Learning and Teaching (Joint Award)
On several occasions Lyn has been a visiting Associate Professor to the University of Hong Kong – Centre for Advancement of University Teaching, consulting in both PBL and online curriculum development and assessment.
Professor Marie Kavanagh
Professor Marie Kavanagh teaches in the areas of financial and management accounting and is Associate Dean of the Springfield campus. She joined USQ in July, 2007. In 2006 Marie won a Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and in 2007 she was a member of a team which won a National Carrick Award for Programs that enhance the First Year Experience: Supporting First Year Students through Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). She is passionate about innovation in teaching and learning. She is Project Leader for an ALTC project investigating ‘Antecedents and Consequences of Student Team Virtuality in Business Education' and a project team member on 4 other ALTC projects. Her research is closely linked to the work being undertaken under these projects and includes issues in business education, and leadership and change management in educational institutions particularly in regard to accounting education. She is a member of CPA Australia and the Australian Convenor for the AFAANZ Accounting Education Special Interest Group. She is also involved in consultation in the community through her role as northern regional coordinator for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Australia activities. In this role she has helped establish the BEAMS program which places university students in local schools to build engagement and aspirations of young people in the immediate community in order to inspire an interest in ongoing education and training.
A/Prof Joseph Mula
Associate Professor Joseph Mula's experience and qualifications stretch over a wide area. He has held several positions in business, government, and academia. In the business sector, Dr Mula has held senior positions in retail, manufacturing, transport and the service industries. He has undertaken consultancy assignments for governments including analysis of national economic, environment and social policies, executive education, and evaluation of IT strategic plans. Joseph is currently a senior lecturer with the University of Southern Queensland's Faculty of Business where he teaches in accounting, information systems, forensics and sustainability. His research centres on accounting for sustainable development, technology enhanced learning, small-medium and family business, and information systems. Dr Mula has undertaken consulting assignments for SMEs and family businesses, large corporations, and education institutions. As a speaker on a range of topics, he is sought after for his knowledge and ability to communicate complex material to both technical and executive audiences. Joseph holds a PhD in government policy analysis using long range econometric-environment computer simulation models, a Masters of Philosophy from London, and a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accountancy. Dr Mula is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has been a member for over 35 years.
Associate Professor Peter Albion from the Faculty of Education has recently been elected to the Teaching Academy Board