College of Science Dean’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence


Dr Sara Rapson has adapted her teaching and governance roles to online delivery in a way that deeply considers the student experience in a time where there is high uncertainty. Sara has demonstrated approaches that motivate and inspire students to learn. In BIOL3190 Medical Science in the Workplace, Sara has adapted her in-situ workplace visits to recorded tours of workplaces. This has required great effort to coordinate and deliver these recordings, but has also made the workplace visits more accessible to more students. Sara has demonstrated leadership in teaching and learning through her work as a Sub Dean in CHM/CoS. Sara brings an empathetic, student-centred perspective to all of her decisions in this role, always seeking to balance out the needs of the student with the requirements of the program. 
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