HERDSA Notices 12 September 2018

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* Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference 2018
* Educational Developers' Caucus Annual Conference 2019
* Invitation to the “Forum on the Use of Random Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Education”, University of Newcastle
* Lecturer, Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning, The University of Waikato
* Alcohol in the university setting: A resource to support Australian universities
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Developments 
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference 2018
Submissions close 8th October 2018

This year, the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) conference will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand on 28th-30th November 2018. This informal conference provides a space for talking and thinking about tertiary education and offers a forum for discussing research in progress and exploring new ideas for future research. The conference is open to tertiary teachers and researchers from all disciplines.

Submissions may be in the form of a session topic for discussion, a poster or a showcase exhibit which demonstrates an interesting idea from your research or teaching. The final date for submissions is Monday 8th October, 2018.

The conference is organised through HERDSA New Zealand and sponsored by Ako Aotearoa and Victoria University of Wellington. 

More information about the conference, its philosophy and registration details can be found on the TERNZ2018 website or by emailing ternz2018@gmail.com.

Further information: http://www.herdsa.org.nz/ternz/2018/index.html


Call for nominations for Good Practice in Academic Development 
Monday 17th September 

Nominations for the inaugural Academic Development Good Practice Awards close Monday the 17th of September. We are pleased to extend an invitation to you and your university to nominate outstanding academic development practices for the Awards. All finalists will be invited to attend and present their good practices at the Advancing Academic Development Event, to be held 7th November at Bond University on the Gold Coast, funded by the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT).

Registrations are simultaneously open for one academic developer from your institution to participate in the Advancing Academic Development Event. This event is an opportunity for your academic developer to network, share, and shape practice across the sector.
CAULLT is sponsoring registration for all finalists and for one registrant from each Australasian university.

The website provides information on the registration and Academic Development Good Practice Awards submission processes. We strongly encourage your organisation to support participants and finalists.

We look forward to meeting your university's delegate in November as we recognise good practice in academic development across Australia.

Dr Andrea Adam andrea.adam@utas.edu.au 
Professor Jillian Hamilton jg.hamilton@qut.edu.au 
Associate Professor Marina Harvey marina.harvey@unsw.edu.au 

Further information: http://www.utas.edu.au/tilt/projects/advancing-academic-good-practice


Educational Developers' Caucus Annual Conference 2019
30 October 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the Educational Developers’ Caucus 2019 Conference: Positive Resilience and the Future of ED(C). The conference is going online in 2019, and will run daily from 12 to 3pm EST between February 19th and 22nd. There will be two types of presentations: concurrent sessions and the EDC Showcase.

As the nature of our work, our administrators, and our commitment to our own development constantly evolves, it is important to develop positive resiliency skills. For this year’s Educational Developers’ Caucus (EDC) annual conference, we ask you to think about how educational developers’ think, interact, enact, and engage with their practice and how EDC can (or should) facilitate this. We also ask you to think about educational development in general, and more specifically how we can support ourselves and others in an increasingly busy and complex world.

More information about the EDC 2019 Conference theme, format, and the complete call for proposals can be found on the EDC Conference website: https://edc-conference.com/home/2019-conference/call-for-proposals/

The deadline to submit a proposal for a concurrent session is Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, and the deadline to submit a proposal for an EDC Showcase is Friday, November 30th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Celia Popovic atcpopovic@yorku.ca.


The 2019 EDC Conference Planning Committee


Invitation to the “Forum on the Use of Random Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Education”, University of Newcastle
28-29 November

The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC) invite interested colleagues to attend the “Forum on the Use of Random Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Education”. 

Addressing an exciting and expanding area of research in Australia, this two-day Forum centres on the use of RCTs within Education. Hosted by the TTRC, the Forum is open to all interested educators, researchers, and research students. No prior knowledge of RCTs is needed.

The two-day program provides comprehensive coverage of RCTs in Education—from purpose and design to implementation and dissemination.

The Forum also offers a unique opportunity to hear from Professor Judith D. Singer, an internationally renowned statistician and social scientist whose scholarly interests focus on improving quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioural research.

To register or for more information: Go to http://UONRCT2018.EVENTBRITE.COM.AU or contact teachers-and-teaching@newcastle.edu.au 

When / Where? 28-29 November 2018, University of Newcastle.

Further information: http://UONRCT2018.EVENTBRITE.COM.AU


Lecturer, Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning, The University of Waikato
The position will remain open until filled.

We are seeking a Lecturer who will lead the design, development, and teaching of practice-based approaches to enhance tertiary teaching development. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of enhanced approaches to assessment across the University. A PhD in a relevant discipline is essential. Current salary range for Lecturers is NZ$74,034 to $89,163 per year, depending on qualifications and experience.

Further information: http://jobs.waikato.ac.nz


Alcohol in the university setting: A resource to support Australian universities

The McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, based at Curtin University, has developed a resource that aims to support universities to develop and implement a comprehensive alcohol policy. 

The resource includes summaries of research on alcohol use by university students, the rationale for a comprehensive alcohol policy within universities, characteristics of effective workplace alcohol policies, and strategies and considerations for responding to alcohol in the university setting. We have also developed an example alcohol policy for a hypothetical university and provided extracts of useful policy provisions from Australian universities.

We encourage you to consider the resource, and hope that it will support the development of a comprehensive alcohol policy or strengthen an existing alcohol policy within your university.

Further information: https://mcaay.org.au/assets/publications/reports/alcohol-in-the-universi...


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Developments 

[Open Access] Teaching university teachers to become better teachers: the effects of pedagogical training courses at six Swedish universities, Jörgen Ödalen, Douglas Brommesson, Gissur Ó. Erlingsson, Johan Karlsson Schaffer, & Mattias Fogelgren, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1512955

Reflecting critically on the critical disposition within Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC): the developmental journey of a curriculum design team, Tejaswini Patil Vishwanath & Jane Mummery, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1515181

Finnish adult students’ perspectives on short-cycle study programmes: motives and evaluations, Helena Aittola & Jani Ursin, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1515182

Pedagogic practices to support international students in seminar discussions, Marion Heron, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2018.1512954

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Higher Education in the Headlines

TEQSA hits would-be providers | SIAN POWELL  | Australian Higher Education | 12 September, 2018
A TEQSA report shows that 24 substantive applications were rejected or withdrawn in 2017.

The Big Lie |  Jack Stripling and Megan Zahneis | Chronicle of Higher Education | 7 September, 2018
A professor schemed to get a raise and win his department’s respect. Instead he wrecked his career.

Muslim students feel ‘under suspicion’ on UK campuses | Ellie Bothwell  | Times Higher Education | 6 September, 2018
Major study finds that many Muslim students are self-censoring and disengaging from UK campus life