Luke Hunter is a teaching-and-research academic within the School of Chemistry. He teaches into a variety of chemistry courses across 1st - 3rd year (and Honours). His interests include developing methods to boost in-class engagement; new forms of blended learning; and hurdle-based assessment. Luke is also the School of Chemistry's 1st Year Academic Coordinator, so is responsible for administering multiple large courses every semester.
In 2015 Luke received a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 2017 he was part of a team from the School of Chemistry that received a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Enhancing the Student Experience. Luke and his colleagues within the School of Chemistry have secured substantial funding for a variety of education research projects, including two Strategic Educational Development grants ($170,000 - $200,000) and five Learning and Teaching Innovation grants ($20,000 - $25,000).
Luke is involved in several scholarly projects that seek to measure the effectiveness of online teaching, and the benefits of a hurdle-based assessment approach."
Email [email protected] to enquire if Luke is available to mentor you.
Learning and Teaching
- student learning
- learning and teaching curriculum design
- assessment and feedback
- feedback on course structure for teaching units
- convening a course
- integrating technologies into learning and teaching
- general teaching methods
Awards and Grants
- development of an application for a faculty learning and teaching award
- development of an application for a faculty learning and teaching grant
- development of an application for a UNSW Award for Teaching
- development of an application for a UNSW Scientia Education Investment Fund Program (SEIF) learning and teaching grant
- development of an application for a UNSW promotion
- identifying leadership opportunities in learning and teaching, research and social engagement
Conditions for mentoring facilitation
- one-on-one mentoring
- group mentoring
- 3-4 mentees at any stage
Academic level of potential mentees
- Lecturer A
- Lecturer B
- Lecturer C
Willing to mentor within my discipline and/or across disciplines.