Australian Awards for University Teaching
Career Achievement Award - 2008

Adrian Lee
Emeritus Professor Adrian Lee - 2008

The University of New South Wales
New South Wales
The University of New South Wales

Emeritus Professor Adrian Lee has made an extensive contribution to the development of learning and teaching in higher education, within his own university, within his discipline and internationally.

In his six years as Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education and Quality Improvement at the University of NSW he embarked on a program of working with communities of staff to enhance the student learning experience. Within his discipline, he made many contributions, being Chair of the Education committee of the Australian Society of Microbiology for twelve years and convening three national conferences of the Society.

At a national level, he has served on a number of committees including the Australian University Teaching Committee and the original DEST reference group for the Learning & Teaching Performance Fund (LTPF). Adrian has contributed to the quality of learning and teaching nationally as an auditor for the Australian Universities Quality Agency having chaired the audits of four Australian Universities and as a panel member for one other.

In recent years, Adrian has worked with a number of universities to share his expertise in learning and teaching and to help develop strategies to improve the quality of the student learning experience. He has been involved in many activities of the ALTC and has run a number of workshops for ALTC project managers.