Learning and Teaching Office
Ainslie RobinsonAcademic Developer and Senior Lecturer
Ainslie is an Academic Developer and Senior Lecturer in the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Her main roles involve co-ordinating and teaching units in the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education (GCLTHE), co-ordinating the University’s internal and external grants and awards programmes, and liaising to provide continuing professional learning opportunities to academic staff. Ainslie has a range of lecturing and research experiences in various disciplines on which she can draw to help staff to progress towards academic excellence and recognition. Since joining Notre Dame in 2012, Ainslie has represented Notre Dame in local, national and international capacities in such networks as HERDSA WA, WAND and OLT. She has recently been accepted as an Associate Fellow HERDSA (AFHERDSA). In the area of Learning and Teaching, Ainslie is currently collaborating on a number of SOTL projects in the areas of assessment, blended learning and curriculum design.
Scarlet AnLearning Technologies Developer
Scarlet An is an Associate Lecturer and Learning Technologies Developer for the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) at The University of Notre Dame. She is an experienced Educational Designer specialising in developing online and blended learning environments by introducing new practice and supporting staff continuing professional learning to achieve effective change management. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Scarlet worked at Macquarie University from 2011 working on a wide range of projects including transitioning from Blackboard to Moodle LMS, developing MOOCS, and developing online and blended, intensive curriculum and inquiry-based, authentic learning.
She has 10 years of experience working across the VET, continuing professional learning and higher education sectors. Scarlet enjoys working with technology to see how it can make learning and teaching more engaging for both students and teachers.
Kassie PhillipsApplication Administrator
Kassie Phillips is the Applications Administrator at The University of Notre Dame. In this role she provides support in the use of the University’s Learning Management System (LMS) and other applications, and provides internal technical and development support on behalf of the system’s users and acts as an expert Administrator of this high-volume, high-availability system. Kassie has over 10 years’ experience in a variety of Vocational and Education Training (VET) and Human Resource settings in both the government and private sector. This includes implementing and administering Learning Management Systems (LMS), student assessment and providing advice, training and support to VET managers and practitioners on the use of key technologies used in training, with a particular emphasis on e-learning, such as; virtual classrooms, learning management systems and social networking tools.
Carole SteketeeDirector of the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO)
Carole is the Director of the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) in The University of Notre Dame Australia, as well as the Associate Head of the Fremantle campus. In heading up the LTO she provides strategic leadership in supporting academic staff continue to provide rich learning experiences to students. Between 2007 and 2015, Carole was the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the School of Medicine Fremantle where she was Director of the Medical Education Support Unit. In this position, Carole led the development of Prudentia, a dynamic web-based curriculum management system that is underpinned by an outcomes-based curriculum framework. This system is transforming how staff in the School of Medicine interact with and manage curriculum. She chairs the University Academic Council, is the immediate past chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee and the Honorary Secretary for the Committee of Management for the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). Carole is an accredited transformational leadership facilitator (2015) and has won a range of prizes including, the Advanced Leadership Program Scholarship (2016), the Aspire Professional Development Scholarship (2010), the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2005), and the World Fellowship Prize for academic excellence (1997). Carole is currently collaborating on a number of national OLT funded projects, the most recent being in relation to work integrated learning and inter-professional health education.
Kathie ArdzejewskaManager of the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO)
Kathie Ardzejewska is the Manager of the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) at The University of Notre Dame. In this role, she provides managerial leadership to the LTO team to provide the academic community with support and resources that ultimately aim to enrich the learning and teaching experiences of students. Kathie held the position of Associate Dean (Programs and Quality) at the Australian College of Physical Education from 2012 to 2015 where she taught Indigenous Education, Indigenous Health and Research Methodologies. She was twice awarded an excellence in teaching award as a result of her commitment to the nexus between scholarship and practice in education, health and community. She has worked closely with government bodies especially in relation to standards and health promotion resulting in successful accreditation of courses and awarding of grants. Kathie is a senior leader in the education and health sectors with a keen interest in Non-Government Organisations and the principles of social justice, especially in relation to women and Australia’s First Peoples. She is currently presenting and writing about educational assessment; and the intersection of social determinants and how these play out in physical and emotional wellbeing for people on the margins.
Fran EveringhamUnit Coordinator / Academic Developer
Fran joined Notre Dame in late 2011 and is a unit coordinator in the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education and an academic developer on the Sydney campus. Previously, she was at The University of Sydney where she initiated, developed and coordinated an articulated Master of Health Science [Education] [1989-2009] for academic and clinical teachers, moved the program into a fully online course offered nationally and internationally, and also delivered off shore in intensive mode through a partner university in Singapore.
While at Sydney University, Fran was a recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (Faculty of Health Science), University Supervisor of the Year (Sydney University Postgraduate Research Association), and a joint recipient of an ALTC (now OLT) Citation For a decade of provision of high quality, innovative and culturally appropriate off-shore health professional education programs in Singapore. In 2014, Fran received The ANZAHPE Award (Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators) for her career contribution to health professional education.
Fran’s passion is engaging with colleagues in practical discourse about their teaching, and creative and scholarly approaches to effective curriculum design and assessment.
Sophie BensonSenior Administrative Officer (SAO)
Sophie is the Senior Administrative Officer for the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) in The University of Notre Dame Australia. She has over fifteen years’ experience in administration and during this time, has worked as a personal assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, General Manager and Company Secretary. With a young family, she commenced her Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in Mathematics. Sophie has taught in both Government and Catholic schools. In 2012, Sophie commenced teaching Foundation Year students in the Academic Enabling and Support Centre (AESC) at Notre Dame. She has received several School Letters of Merit for her teaching performance evaluation from the Director of the AESC. In addition, Sophie has received a University Letter of Commendation from the Vice Chancellor for her teaching performance. In 2015, with her administration and teaching background, Sophie saw an opportunity to assist and promote the LTO in supporting the academic staff to continue to provide rich learning experiences to their students.
Mimi RivieraSenior Administrative Officer (SAO)
Mimi is a Senior Administrative Officer (SAO) of the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO). She is based on the Sydney Campus where she is also the Sydney SAO for the Quality Management Office. Aside from providing administrative support, Mimi assists the LTO team in coordinating continuing professional learning and providing skill development in the use of learning technologies. Through previous work with the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and Cochlear Ltd, she has professional experience in technology, design and Catholic catechesis. She is also keen to explore educational innovations for the LTO and the University as she build skills and qualifications in this area.
Marika AuretAssociate Lecturer and Learning Technologies Developer
Marika Auret is an Associate Lecturer and Learning Technologies Developer for the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) at The University of Notre Dame. In this role she is working with the academic community to support the development of digital literacies. Marika has over 15 years’ experience working in the Higher Education sector, having worked previously at the University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology and Edith Cowan University. She specialises in the field of e-learning and the improvement of the experiences and quality of learning and teaching outcomes for staff and students through effective curriculum design practice, mentoring and advice.