Soo-Min Shim Winner of a College of Arts & Social Sciences Award

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Congratulations to Soo-Min Shim, Higher Degree by Research candidate at the School of Art & Design, recipient of a College of Arts & Social Sciences Award for her teaching work in ARTH2169 Introducing Asian Modernisms.

Soo-Min developed innovative and engaging activities for tutorials that encourage students to challenge their preconceptions and actively engage in tutorial discussions. Firmly committed to diversity, it is Soo-Min’s personal passion to teach Asian art history, challenging students to look beyond the Eurocentric confines of art history as a discipline.

“I often get quite anxious about participating in tutorial groups, but the encouragement that Soo-Min gives me, and every other student, makes me feel confident in sharing my opinion, and therefore allows me to gain a greater personal and academic outcome from her tutorials.” - Student

About the Awards

The 2022 College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Awards for Excellence in Education acknowledges the outstanding contribution of teachers - to learning in their fields and creating a valuable student experience. CASS Dean Professor Bronwyn Parry recognised the outstanding teachers who have shown sustained commitment to the delivery of quality teaching at the awards ceremony. 

“2022 was another exceptional application round, with colleagues continuing to demonstrate their ability to engage students with quality teaching,” Professor Parry said.

“I am delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Awards, and encourage you to join me in celebrating the contributions of our teachers, academic supervisors, and tutors.”

Despite facing unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic, our teaching staff is committed to embedding excellence in our approach to research and education. They are committed to delivering excellence in education by engaging students with innovative methods.  The CASS community thanks our teachers by recognising their sincere efforts to maintain excellence in teaching and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 CASS Awards for Excellence in Education.

For full list of awardees click here.

Updated:  17 January 2023/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications