HERDSA Notices 12 December 2018

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* Call for papers: Technology-enhanced academic language support (TALS)
* Call for Proposals: 2019 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching
* Cambodia Higher Education Project
* New book on academic life from Routledge
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Call for papers: Technology-enhanced academic language support (TALS)
20 January 2019

You are warmly invited to consider submitting a paper to a special edition of the  Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) focussed on Technology-enhanced academic language support (TALS)*. The Guest Editor of this issue is John Smith, Assistant Director of Studies, University Programs, Griffith University.

The timeline is as follows:

  • Expressions of interest due          20 January 2019 (max. 500 words) – Email EOI as attachment to john.smith@griffith.edu.au
  • Acceptance notifications              30 January 2019
  • Full papers due                                30 May 2019         (5,000 - 7,000 words, including references)
  • Final revised papers due               31 July 2019 
  • Publication of Issue                       September 2019

Priority will be given to papers that address the areas below (but all proposals will be considered):

  •  survey and critique of current TALS practices
  • exploration of associated theory
  • explication of relevant instructional and learning design practices
  • program quality assurance (e.g. measuring efficacy and/or digital engagement)

Case studies will also be considered, but authors should frame their work so that it has broader applicability to a variety of institutional contexts. For more information go to the JUTLP Website or contact John Smith john.smith@griffith.edu.au

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Call for Proposals: 2019 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching
April 30 - May 1, 2019

2019 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching. 

THEME: Exploring Experiential Learning

April 30 – May 1, 2019
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submit your proposal by December 13, 2018

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning invites all members of the academic community – students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to explore experiential learning — and the scholarship, approaches, practices and issues that surround it — in the postsecondary context.

We also encourage potential presenters to volunteer as peer-reviewers for the conference proposal adjudication process. Reviewers can expect to spend two to three hours of their time adjudicating between seven to eight proposals. It is not necessary to present at the conference nor to register as a delegate to volunteer as a reviewer – login or create an account and complete: Profile -> Roles -> Reviewer.

Please contact ti.conference@ucalgary.ca if you would like more information. 

Further information: https://go.ucalgary.ca/CFPLandingPage_CampaignPage.html

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Cambodia Higher Education Project

The Australian Institute for Science & Technology based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia invites expressions of interest from Australian academics/scholars in expanding our fully-accredited Bachelor and Master degree programs. The Australian Institute for Science & Technology [AIST] already offers a suite of wholly online delivered programs in Education, IT and Law [www.aist-edu.com] and we are seeking to engage with experts in a range of fields to continue this important capacity-building project in Cambodia. AIST already offers a wide range of fully and part funded scholarships and our mission is to extend the reach of higher education via online delivery to Cambodian society.

Further information: mpiscioneri@aist-edu.com

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New book on academic life from Routledge

Academic Life in the Measured University: Pleasures, Paradoxes and Politics, edited by Tai Peseta, Simon Barrie, and Jan McLean, https://tinyurl.com/y98usu7b

(This book was originally published as a special issue of Higher Education Research & Development, v.36 n.3, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cher20/36/3)

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New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Armed with real guns: student unions, student identity, and violence in Côte d’Ivoire, Ane Turner Johnson, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1551332

All this and more on the Higher Education Research and Development twitter feed at https://twitter.com/HERDJournal