Macquarie’s PACE program recognised with 2017 AAUT award for programs that enhance student learning

15 December 2017

Macquarie University’s Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) Program has been recognised for enhancing student learning as part of the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).

The AAUT recognise quality teaching practices and outstanding contributions to student learning. Macquarie’s PACE program is integrated into every undergraduate degree at the University, giving students opportunities to connect with local, regional and international partners through projects that contribute to a partner’s mission and goals.

“PACE engages students in rich learning activities that activate their emotions as well as their intellect. By working on projects that simultaneously meet the needs of our industry and community partners, students find meaning and relevance in their studies,” said Lindie Clark, Academic and Program Director of PACE.

“They emerge, not only more career-ready, but as well-rounded citizens who can critically advance the public purpose and social impact of their profession.”

The PACE program to date has seen some 25,000 Macquarie students engaging in PACE experiences, with more than 8000 students enrolling in PACE units in 2017 alone.




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