The Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, of the Business Faculty, Monash University, Australia, awarded last year’s “Teaching Excellence Award-2018” for Teaching Associate to, Dr. Annista Wijayanayake, who is a member of the Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, currently on sabbatical leave. She received this award after having evaluated 34 applications based on peer review, feedback of students, and students teaching evaluation unit reports. Following the award she has been appointed as the Head of Teaching Associates on Operations Research courses which is another rewarding achievement within a year of service.

The Teaching award recognizes the contributions of an academic staff member in the area of teaching and learning which demonstrates, teaching that engage and inspire students to learn and achieve the desired objectives of a unit, supporting students in achieving positive learning outcomes, providing effective feedback, and a commitment to evaluate and improve teaching practices.

Through this award, the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics of Monash University presents an opportunity to their academic staff members to gain recognition in the department for the academic contributions in the area of teaching and learning. This award is also a reflection of the commitment of the department in promoting excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Expressing her ideas on this tremendous achievement, Dr. Wijayanayake stated that 18 years of her teaching experience at the Department of Industrial Management at Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, had an immense impact on her achievement. She wishes to extend her gratitude to the staff members and students for their continued support.

The department wishes to congratulate their prominent staff member Dr. Annista Wijayanayake on her international achievement which brings great pride and honour to the department. We wish her the very best for her future achievements.

 

This article has been written on information contributed by Dr. Annista Wijayanayake.