HERDSA Notices 11 July 2018

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* Investigating Impact in Higher Education HERDSA Guide is now available
* Creative Approaches to Global Learning: IEAA Internationalisation of the Curriculum Forum 2018
* Free online seminar - The Hyperlinked Campus: connected learning and collaborative reflection with Dr Michael Stephens
* Associate Professor or Professor of Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
* Professional Recognition in Oceania Hui
* Register Now: Australian 2018 National Students as Partners Roundtable
* Internationalization of Physiology Education – Your thoughts please
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Investigating Impact in Higher Education HERDSA Guide is now available

This new HERDSA Guide will help you to become better equipped to answer questions about where and how to start investigating impact and begin to facilitate reflective and participatory work within your own academic contexts.

You can order your copy of Investigating Impact in Higher Education by Arshad Ahmad, Nancy Fenton, Leah Graystone, Anita Acai, Kelly E. Matthews and Denise Chalmers from the HERDSA website at http://www.herdsa.org.au/publications/guides/investigating-impact-higher...

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Creative Approaches to Global Learning: IEAA Internationalisation of the Curriculum Forum 2018
Friday 20 July 2018, Melbourne

Research indicates that students experience internationalisation of the curriculum in diverse, often unintended ways: some students expect more from opportunities for global learning while others disengage from them. At the same time, many teachers feel under-informed and under-confident when it comes to teaching an internationalised curriculum.

This year’s IEAA Internationalisation of the Curriculum Forum will bring together teachers, academics, professional and managerial staff to explore the challenges of, and develop creative approaches to, global learning in schools, VET colleges and universities. Together we will address questions such as:

- What are the political, institutional and cultural factors that enable and constrain us from engaging authentically and creatively together in the process of global learning?
- How might students and staff in our educational institutions imagine and co-design an international curriculum to more effectively contribute to its enactment?

Follow the link below to download the full program and to register your place.

Further information: www.ieaa.org.au/ioc


Closing date for receipt of applications: 23 July 2018

The University of Cape Town is looking for a visionary leader in the field of educational development to take the Centre for Higher Education Development into a new direction. CHED has built a national and international reputation in the area of educational development over two decades and it is currently refocusing its work to respond to the new challenges of teaching and learning in South Africa in the 21st Century. Reporting to the DVC for Teaching and Learning, the dean will be responsible for the reconceptualization of the work of CHED and providing support to all faculties in the implementation of UCT Teaching and Learning Strategy. As part of the senior management group of the University, he/she will contribute to the strategic and operational leadership of the University as a whole. For further information:



Further information: Contact Craig Alexander at recruitment01@uct.ac.za


Free online seminar - The Hyperlinked Campus: connected learning and collaborative reflection with Dr Michael Stephens
7 August 2018

Information technology is impacting every industry right now, and universities and libraries are no different. Educators are adopting connected means of extending the reach of the classroom. There is a rapid influx of job descriptions related to emerging technologies, user experience specialists, instructional design, and others who guide technology-focused projects and departments.

Emerging technologies for communication and creation of content afford the possibility of the connected, "always on" educational environment. The Hyperlinked Campus is a model of open communication, collaborative learning, transparency, social engagement, guided exploration, and creativity. This session will explore how we can extend the classroom beyond the classroom to engage learners with their peers and with the world.

Promoting spaces that encourage creativity, thoughtful reflection on course materials shared openly with peers, and a means to forge networks of learners should be a goal of all instructors no matter where you are with technology. Even if you’re not an early adopter of the latest technology trends in use in higher education, this session will explore how to be an early adaptor.

Dr Michael Stephens is Associate Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. His teaching focuses on information communities, evolving library service, and reflective practice for librarians. His teaching has garnered awards for delivery and engagement in the online environment. Dr Stephens has delivered keynotes, papers, and workshops throughout the US and internationally on topics related to creative and open uses of technology to support and drive library services and learning. Since 2010, Dr Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education. His research focuses on the use of emerging technologies in libraries, professional development and learning programs for librarians, and innovation in information environments. He is inspired by library structures and virtual spaces that support user curiosity, encourage participation, nurture the creation of new knowledge, and encourage the heart. In 2016, ALA Editions published five years of the “Office Hours” columns from Library Journal as a book entitled The Heart of Librarianship.

Further information: https://www.usq.edu.au/library/usq-libraries/events/2018/08/usqsalon-hyp...


Associate Professor or Professor of Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 12 August 2018

Reference no. 1078/0618C. 

The Associate Professor or Professor will provide ongoing leadership in the Work Integrated Learning Portfolio, including serving a term as Associate Dean, Work Integrated Learning. The Associate Dean, Work Integrated Learning will set the direction and shape the work integrated learning streams within the professional curricula and effectively engage with future employers to establish mutually beneficial partnerships. A substantial component of the position will be to build on the scholarly work in this area thus maintaining the faculty’s position as a leader in health professional education research. As Associate Professor or Professor, you will also play a role in securing grants and in managing the research and scholarly contribution of the academic team.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is in a period of change, with our Faculty moving from Lidcombe to Camperdown Campus as well as undergoing restructure to join the broader Faculty of Medicine and Health following our move. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1078/0618C for more information and to apply.


Professional Recognition in Oceania Hui
30 August 2018

Auckland University of Technology is hosting a one-day event, for all tertiary, wānanga and higher education providers in the Oceania region. 

The purpose of the event is to explore how institutions in Oceania are approaching professional recognition. This might include teaching recognition (such as Fellowships), teaching excellence awards, funded projects and the development and recognition of the scholarship of learning and teaching.

We anticipate the day will be a mix of networking and sharing ‘lessons learnt’ as we explore how recent developments in professional recognition are impacting our institutions and our key priorities in academic development.

The hui is to be held on Thursday 30th August 2018, 10am-3pm, hosted by the Centre for Learning and Teaching at AUT, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Lunch will be provided.

Please email cflat@aut.ac.nz to indicate your registration of interest and your suggestions for key topics for inclusion in the programme by Wednesday 1st August.

Questions? Please email cflat@aut.ac.nz

Thank you in anticipation, we look forward to hearing from you.

Ngā mihi nui

Further information: cflat@aut.ac.nz


Register Now: Australian 2018 National Students as Partners Roundtable
2 October

Registration is now open for the 4th annual National Students as Partners Roundtable. The event is being hosted at The University of Queensland in Brisbane on Tuesday 2 October 2018. 

The National Students as Partners Roundtable brings together students, academics, and professional staff from across Australia and New Zealand to explore the growing practice of engaging staff and students as partners in teaching and learning. Overseas colleagues are very welcome to attend. This year's Roundtable follows up from a successful event hosted at The University of Adelaide in 2017 and will feature Catherine Bovill from the University of Edinburgh as the international keynote speaker. 

The event is free but registration is required as attendance is limited. Active student involvement is a signature feature of the National Students as Partners Roundtable with 50% of the places reserved for students. 

Read more and register at https://itali.uq.edu.au/national-students-partners-roundtable 

Further information: https://itali.uq.edu.au/national-students-partners-roundtable


Internationalization of Physiology Education – Your thoughts please

Internationalisation of the curriculum is a common aspirational target among modern universities and has a range of benefits for students, including improved job readiness and intercultural communication. It is not clear however what internationalisation means to academics at the coalface of science education.

Participation in the study involves completing a brief online survey (10-15 min) which asks questions about attitudes and teaching practices around internationalization of physiology education.

We are currently inviting individuals engaged in delivery of physiology education at the tertiary (postsecondary) level to participate in a study the current state of internationalization of physiology education. Please encourage any of your colleagues in physiology education to complete the survey by forwarding the web link to them.

If you wish to participate in the study, or view the information sheet, please click here:


If you have any questions regarding the study or participation in the study, please contact Dr Sarah Etherington (s.etherington@murdoch.edu.au).

Further information: Dr Sarah Etherington (s.etherington@murdoch.edu.au)


Higher Education in the Headlines

Cash needed to halt R&D slump | TIM DODD  | Australian Higher Education | 11 July, 2018
Universities have raised the alarm on Australia’s declining spending on research and development.

Student Needs Have Changed. Advising Must Change, Too | Michael Anft  | Chronicle of Higher Education | 6 July, 2018
Gone are the days of simply helping students register for classes and pick a major. New strategies and technologies are aimed at improving retention and graduation rates.

Does research conflict with teaching? It depends what you are researching | Richard Arum  | Times Higher Education | 5 July, 2018
Social scientists’ inexplicable failure to conduct research on their own campuses is holding back quality in undergraduate education, says Richard Arum