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Sally Fincher named Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Sally Fincher, Senior Lecturer in the Computing Laboratory, has been awarded the title of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). This is the first time that Senior Fellows have been chosen by the HEA and Sally is one of just 14 academics across the country who have been recognised as providing outstanding leadership in teaching and support in Higher Education.
The title of Senior Fellow has been conferred by a committee of Vice-Principals, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Pro-Vice Chancellors, chaired by Professor Simon van Heyningen, Vice-Principal (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Edinburgh.
Sally is Editor in Chief of the Journal Computer Science Education and a member of the ACM Education Council. She has worked extensively in discipline-specific educational research (especially computing), most recently on two series of projects which bring new models of collaboration for teaching and learning to higher education: Bootstrapping Research in Computer Science Education (2002-2005) and the Disciplinary Commons (2005-date). She was awarded the 2003 IEEE Computer Society Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award and is a 2005 UK National Teaching Fellow.
Professor Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Kent said:
" This is an important accolade which recognises the outstanding contribution Sally makes not just to the Computing Laboratory but to the University as a whole. "
The announcment took place in November 2007.
Published 9 December 2007