HERDSA Notices 14 June 2017

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* John Biggs among the Queen's Birthday honours list
* Student Success Forum (HERDSA Vic)
* Position Vacant: Senior Learning & Teaching Advisor, UNSW Business School
* The BA Conference - Call for papers
* Call for papers: Research symposium on 'Education, migration and translation' - 26 November 2017, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
* Registration deadline for Online Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 
* PhD opportunity in health professions educational research- Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE)
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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John Biggs among the Queen's Birthday honours list

The eminent higher education researcher and university educator John Burville Biggs was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to tertiary education, particularly in the fields of curriculum development and assessment. John has been a great supporter of HERDSA over many years, and his article What the Student Does: teaching for enhanced learning remains the number one cited article in HERD.

You can read a short acknowledgement of John's achievements on the HERDSA web site at http://herdsa.org.au/news/john-biggs-among-queens-birthday-honours-list


Student Success Forum (HERDSA Vic)
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/668F7S8 – by Monday 3rd July.

Student Success: Changing practices, discourses and opportunities

HERDSA Victoria Branch invites you to a forum to explore changing practices, discourses and opportunities on student success in which discussions will be framed by four presentations.
When: Monday, 10th July, 9 -11:30 am
Where: Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus, Digital Aquarium (BA912), Level 9, BA Building. 
See Swinburne map (ref G5)
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/668F7S8 – by Monday 3rd July. 
Further information: julia.choate@monash.edu

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent (Deakin University): Am I just another number? Student success in large classes
Dr Georgia Clarkson (Australian Catholic University): Facilitating successful transition
Dr Sophie Lindsay (Monash University): Students’ perspectives on attrition and technology enhanced solutions
Mr John Schwartz (Swinburne University): Student Success at Swinburne: The Role of Academic Development Advisors

Further information julia.choate@monash.edu


Position Vacant: Senior Learning & Teaching Advisor, UNSW Business School
Applications close: 25th June 2017

- Education Quality & Support Unit
- HEO8,$101,051 – $113,856 plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
- Continuing, full-time (35 hours per week) 

The Education Quality & Support unit at the UNSW Business School provides programs and services to enhance teaching quality and improve student learning outcomes.

The Senior Learning & Teaching Advisor manages the development and implementation of strategically significant initiatives that enhance the delivery and quality of learning and teaching across the UNSW Business School. A focus of the role will be collaboration with academic staff to develop their capability around standards-based assessment and embedding program learning outcomes across Faculty programs.

To be successful in this role you will have: 
- Demonstrated ability to make strategic decisions and exercise judgement in the development of institutional capacity and individual capability for quality learning and teaching.
- Demonstrated experience in managing quality academic support programs and initiatives, including delivery in an online environment.
- A relevant postgraduate qualification and extensive relevant work experience within an academic/pedagogical environment.

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria listed in the position description.

See https://applicant.cghrm.unsw.edu.au/psp/hrm/NS_CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.H...
(under https://www.jobs.unsw.edu.au/)


The BA Conference - Call for papers
30th June 2017

Dear colleagues
The BA Conference will be held at the University of Queensland on 25th-26th September 2017. We invite you to engage with this free event by submitting an abstract (see below for more details).
CALL FOR PAPERS- Curriculum Conversations

Seeking submissions that provoke debate, stimulate discussion, offer new ideas and encourage creative solutions.

Submit an abstract for a paper, a poster, a workshop, a creative work that addresses one of the subthemes:

• Making the BA compelling again
• Redefining HASS learning places and spaces
• Translating the value of a BA program
• Reimagining HASS pedagogies
• Making the familiar unfamiliar
• Integrating experiences 

If these topics intrigue, this is the conference for you! 


Please use the MS Word template http://www.hassfutures.org/uploads/8/7/6/2/87626710/abstract_proposal.docx to develop a 300-word proposal for papers, posters, workshops or creative works to be included in the conference program 
Proposals to be sent to Deanne.gannaway@hassfutures.org with the subject line 
'BA Conference’
Deadline for submissions 30 June 2017

Further information http://www.hassfutures.org/


Call for papers: Research symposium on 'Education, migration and translation' - 26 November 2017, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Deadline for abstracts and short biography (200–250 words): 30 June 2017

“Education, Migration and Translation”
Research Symposium, Sunday 26 November 2017
Hosted by the Centre for Global Migrations, Dunedin, University of Otago
Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Singh (Western Sydney University)

In educational contexts, those who experience or encounter migration in its many manifestations will negotiate linguistic, cultural and/or epistemological translation. Translation allows people to move between languages, social and behavioural norms, ideas, interpretations, and individual and collective meanings. However, (mis)translation also risks misunderstanding. Historically, translation and language loss have occurred alongside colonisation, and colonial relations continue in university ranking methodologies and academic publishing processes that privilege the English language. Indigenous perspectives demand attention to the purposes and outcomes of education at all levels, including the role of education in promoting both language loss and language revitalisation.

Contemporary educational migrations take many forms and have a range of implications for national education systems. “Internationalisation” involves the movement of ideas, staff and students across borders, raising questions about which languages and histories “education provider” countries privilege in their course development and delivery. Internationalisation also raises questions about the translatability of course content – whether ideas grounded or developed in one socio-political context are relevant to another. Forced migrations raise questions about educational access – how national education systems can serve those from minority language groups, who may have experienced trauma, loss, and broken educational pathways. How might educational contexts be re-imagined in ways that privilege bi- and multilingualism? How might English language dominance be challenged in higher education at local and global levels? What can be learnt from existing educational spaces that privilege minoritised or indigenous languages? How might we exercise “linguistic hospitality” in a world marked by high levels of forced migration and educational mobility? What would this look like in practice?

This multidisciplinary symposium welcomes proposals for 20-minute presentations that examine the connections between education, migration and translation (a further 10 minutes will be allocated for questions and discussion). 

Deadline for abstracts and short biography (200–250 words): 30 June 2017.

Abstracts should be submitted in English, or English and another language as appropriate, to <henry.johnson@otago.ac.nz>.

The conference registration fee is $25. 

See the website: www.otago.ac.nz/global-migrations/education-2017

For those not presenting, we will need confirmation of attendance for catering purposes by 31 October.

Those visiting Dunedin may also be interested in the New Zealand Asian Studies Society conference beginning Monday 27 November: http://www.otago.ac.nz/nzasia-2017/index.html

Further information www.otago.ac.nz/global-migrations/education-2017


Registration deadline for Online Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 
June 30th 2017

Open to higher education staff around the world, registration for our Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is ending on June 30th. This is a part-time, fully online course, and runs from September 2017 to April 2018. The aim of this programme is to equip Higher Education staff with the pedagogical tools that will enable them to document and harness student learning.

This programme provides teachers in higher education with an ideal opportunity to learn to research their teaching and look for the evidence of student learning. Also, gaining a qualification in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education shows a professional approach and commitment to the enhancement of student learning and is often used as a criteria for career progression and promotion. 

The fee for EU and non EU students is €1800

For further details please visit https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckb02/ or contact the CIRTL team:
• Dr Briony Supple, Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Enhancement, briony.supple@ucc.ie 
• Dr Marian McCarthy, Director of the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, mmccarthy@ucc.ie


PhD opportunity in health professions educational research- Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE)
24 July

The PhD opportunity
MCSHE has an exciting opportunity open to a prospective PhD student to join our team. The successful candidate would be working on a Department of Health and Human Services-funded project linked with the ice action plan to enhance the clinical supervision education of frontline health and human services workers in Victoria. The PhD student will conduct a programme of related clinical supervision research including: 1) a realist synthesis of clinical supervision training interventions, 2) realist evaluation of clinical supervision training workshops, and 3) a longitudinal audio diary study exploring the impact of the clinical supervision training program on supervisory beliefs, identities and practices. 

The Centre 
MCSHE has been launched in 2017 to improve the quality of health education at the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and beyond through scholarship. Drawing on Boyer’s conceptions of scholarship, MCSHE aims to facilitate the quality improvement of health education through: (1) scholarship of discovery (e.g. excellent educational research); (2) scholarship of integration (e.g. high quality interdisciplinary collaboration); (3) scholarship of application (e.g. translation of research findings back into educational practice/policy); and (4) scholarship of teaching (e.g. good quality, research-informed teaching and teaching that better informs education research). MCSHE aims to become an internationally recognised world-class Centre of excellence in the scholarship of health education to improve health education locally, nationally and internationally. We are working towards MCSHE being the leading Centre for Scholarship in Health Education in the Asia-Pacific region, plus one of the top five Centres worldwide by 2022.

What is the MCSHE offering? 
• Scholarship: A stipend/living allowance of $29,682 per annum (2017 rate, full-time), increased each year as per indexation. 
• Allowances: $2000 available per annum to help support project consumables, conference travel, etc. A relocation allowance up to $1500 if applicable.
• Supervision: Provision of high quality supervision by a team with expertise in the topic of inquiry, methodological approaches and research supervision. 
• Physical location: The PhD student will be provided with a desk and computer in the MCSHE office, 27 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University.
• Duration: Three years full-time for doctoral applicants (with a possible 6 month full-time extension) 

Who is eligible to apply?
• Applicants are open to domestic candidates only (Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand Citizens)
• Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours (first class) and/or a Masters degree with substantial research component, or qualifications and/or research experience deemed equivalent by the University. 
• The Bachelor with honours and/or Masters degree should preferably be from a related discipline such as social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology, education) or health and/or social care professions.
• Applicants must also satisfy the English language proficiency levels set by the University. 
• Applicants must show high research potential, a demonstrated ability for independent studies, be equipped to undertake qualitative and/or quantitative research, have strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable with developmental feedback.
Where should applications be sent? 
Send your applications to Professor Charlotte Rees (see email) by 24th July 2017. Your application should include your academic CV, a cover letter explaining why you want to do this PhD at Monash University and how you meet the eligibility criteria above, and your academic transcript. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to Monash University, Clayton Campus in August for an interview, which will include giving a presentation of your previous research.
Who should you contact?
If you are interested in applying for this PhD scholarship, please contact Professor Charlotte Rees: charlotte.rees@monash.edu; Tel: 03 9905 9995 

Where can I find other information?
www.med.monash.edu/mcshe (website currently under development)


Higher Education in the Headlines

Bill ‘a free kick for uni rorters’ | JOHN ROSS | Australian Higher Education | 14 June, 2017
Universities could be embroiled in a move to stop dodgy training colleges “infecting” higher education.

Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship | Scott Carlson  | Chronicle of Higher Education | 9 June, 2017
Apprenticeships are no longer an alternative to the college path but a supplement that prepares students for careers while they earn a degree.

Europe ‘struggling to catch’ US on high-impact science | John Elmes  | Times Higher Education | 8 June, 2017
Americans produce nearly twice as many highly cited papers in key fields, with China also catching up on EU