Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Teaching Excellence Awards, Grants and Fellowships

Excellence in teaching is recognised through awards, grants and fellowships at the University, national and international levels.

Application processes are administered by the Division of Learning and Teaching.

Charles Sturt University Awards, Grants and Fellowships Recipients

The following links contain Awards, Grants and Fellowships recipients under each category.

Intending to apply for teaching and learning awards?

Advice and support for staff who are intending to apply for teaching and learning awards can be sought from Associate Professor Kogi Naidoo, Director, Learning Academy.

Contact Details

Name:          Kogi Naidoo
Phone:         02 6933 4804
Email:          Email Me

Dr Kogi Naidoo, FHERDSA and PFHEA, is Associate Professor and Director of the Learning Academy, Division of Learning and Teaching at Charles Sturt University, playing a strategic role contributing to and enhancing teaching, the curriculum and assessment practice, meeting both staff and student needs.

Kogi has numerous prestigious academic awards and fellowships, including the South African Junior Technikon Fellowship Award, the Ernest Oppenheimer Gold Medal and the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE) Young Achiever Award. She was awarded the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Fellowship in 2003 and as on the HERDSA executive, played a key role in developing the HERDSA Fellowship guidelines. Kogi is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Kogi has over three decades higher education experience leading in the areas of academic development, research and quality assurance. Kogi lectured in English Communication and Education, was head of staff and research and quality assurance departments in South Africa and New Zealand, before taking on the role of Deputy Director at the University of Adelaide in 2007.

Her focus on the scholarship of teaching includes winning a national grant as principal investigator to lead a national team project involving all New Zealand universities investigating the impact of academic development on first year student learning. Kogi's postgraduate research includes a focus on self-evaluation programs for staff development and designing a quality assurance mechanism for academic programs. She has presented and published her research internationally. Kogi is the author of Working Women: Stories of Struggle, Strife and Survival, 2010, Sage, India and Live, Learn, Love: The Path to Your Prowess! (2012), Balboa Press, A Division of Hay House.

In her relationships and interactions personally and professionally, Kogi values respectful interactions that encourage full participation by all members; high standards of ethical and inclusive practice. Evident in her work and achievements are the following values: authenticity, excellence, integrity, honesty, perseverance, determination, collegiality, freedom of choice, fairness and equity.