Advocate Statement for Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy Application 2
Sally as a mentor and role model, student advocate and citizen of the sector. Sally makes sustained and generous contributions to teaching and learning in Australia. Using her role as a National Senior Fellowship and DVC(A) at JCU, she has effectually engaged academics and sector leaders in equal measure to influence and improve the national student experience. Sally is a passionate advocate for students as a collective and individually. I know her to take personal interest in individual students and colleagues and their success. At a local level, Sally has provided mentorship to novice and experienced academics alike using her industry connections and influence to support their development. Her ability to engage broadly in the academic community is in part facilitated by her reputation, but also by her pragmatic approach, humble nature and generous spirit. Sally remains that ‘good citizen’ in the higher education sector. Her mentorship, motivation and development of other academics may be one of her greatest legacies.
Discipline Academic, James Cook University Advocate Statement for Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy Application, July 2017 September 4, 2018