HERDSA Notices 15 February 2017

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* HERDSA 2017: Curriculum Transformation
* HERDSA Conference 2017 Travel Grants
* Expectations of Learning &Teaching Quality in Higher Ed - Talk by Professor Cummins, DVC (SLT), ACU
* Job Vacancy: Lecturer Nursing and Midwifery
* Executive Director: Strategy, Planning and Performance
* Directory of teaching journals and conferences
* Publication announcement relating to education research
* I-MELT International Conference for Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching,11-13 December 2017
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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HERDSA 2017: Curriculum Transformation

Submission of abstracts closes on February 20 for the 40th annual HERDSA conference!  There is still time to submit your research for review.

We hope you can join us for HERDSA 2017, to network with colleagues, forge new collaborations and share and gain new insights into higher education as well as to enjoy the delights of Darling Harbour and the many attractions that Sydney and its surrounds have to offer.



HERDSA Conference 2017 Travel Grants

Taylor & Francis, the publishers of HERDSA’s journal Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) is a sponsor of the annual HERSDA conference. As part of that sponsorship, HERDSA is able to offer three travel grants of up to $500 per applicant to support HERDSA members attend the annual HERDSA conference. Awards will be payable in Australian Dollars and are to be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant. 

Full details including criteria and application form are available from the HERDSA webpage at http://herdsa.org.au/annual-conference or the conference webpage at http://herdsa2017.org/awards-and-prizes.php.

Closing date will be after the notification of acceptance of papers/abstracts and before the early bird registration deadline. The exact date will be advised via conference communications.

Further information Allan Goody agoody56@gmail.com


Expectations of Learning &Teaching Quality in Higher Ed - Talk by Professor Cummins, DVC (SLT), ACU
RSVP by Monday 20 February 2017

Professor Anne Cummins, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching) at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) will be presenting a keynote on the topic "Expectations of Learning and Teaching Quality in Higher Education: Implications/Challenges".

This presentation is being held in conjunction with the 2017 Bluenotes Conference for the Asia-Pacific region.
Academic colleagues in other Australian universities are invited to attend this keynote presentation. There is no fee for attending the keynote, but registration is necessary. Please RSVP by Monday, 20 February 2017.

Venue: Mercy Lecture Theatre, Melbourne Campus, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy (https://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/campuses/melbourne/map)
Date: Friday, 24th February 2017.
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm
Please RSVP to bernardine.lynch@acu.edu.au by 20 February 2017.

Further information Dr Bernardine Lynch, bernardine.lynch@acu.edu.au


Job Vacancy: Lecturer Nursing and Midwifery
28 Febuary, 2017

Dear Team, we would like to advertise the following position via your website notices online please. I have provided the URL below to the position on the Monash University, Careers at Monash, webpage.

Further information http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/558219/lecturer-nursing-an...


Executive Director: Strategy, Planning and Performance
Closing date: 17 March 2017

• Shape and lead complex strategic planning and review processes
• Drive analytics, quality assurance and business intelligence functions
• Support data driven decision making by senior executive committees

The University of Tasmania, founded in 1890, has a long and proud history of significant research and teaching achievements. Operating in a dynamic and highly competitive environment, the University ranks among the top ten Australian universities and in the top two per cent world-wide.

Reporting to the Provost, the Executive Director leads a team of skilled professionals and works closely with the University’s Senior Executive to drive the annual planning and review process; undertake analysis of strategic options, new courses, partnerships and business cases; coordinate performance data collection, analysis and dissemination; manage responses to government and other external stakeholders; manage the University’s rankings submissions and processes; conduct academic, program and organisational reviews; design predictive models to manage student load planning; identify opportunities for benchmarking; and provide analysis of sector trends and impact of legislative changes. 

The Executive Director will bring: extensive experience in shaping and leading strategy, planning and performance; demonstrated success in implementing and managing a business intelligence function; high level analytical thinking and problem solving skills; and previous success in supporting data-driven decision making by executive committees. The successful applicant will be a confident and persuasive communicator, exemplify sound ethical and professional standards and ensure best practice in support of fairness, accountability, compliance and customer service. Previous high level experience in higher education or public sectors would be highly regarded.

This full-time position is offered for a five year term and preferably based in Hobart. 

Further information jandy.godfrey@utas.edu.au or 0408 039 833


Directory of teaching journals and conferences

Dr Thomas Pusateri from the Teaching and Learning Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University (KSU)Georgia USA maintains directories for teaching journals and teaching conferences on the KSU CETL website. The teaching journals directory now contains over 500 journals that publish teaching-oriented articles, and the teaching conferences directory lists approximately 400 future teaching conferences. Both directories are searchable by discipline and topic in higher education. 

If you have a conference you would like listed, please contact Thomas via email at tpusater@kennesaw.edu


Publication announcement relating to education research

Lorraine Ling (Victoria University and LaTrobe University) and Peter Ling (Swinburne University) have just released an edited volume – Methods and Paradigms in Education Research, published by IGI Global, Hershey PA, 2017. 

The book foregrounds research paradigms in the methods and paradigms debate. It is designed especially for academics and students taking courses of study on what is referred to as ‘research methods’. The book can be used by academics teaching education research methods to:
1. Understand and help their students to understand the centrality and power of the research paradigm;
2. Describe, locate and compare alternative approaches to education research; 
3. Assist academics and students in identifying their own research interests and motivations and locating them within a paradigm;
4. Assist academics and students in the design of research proposals and interpretation of findings;
5. Assist students in reading and critiquing research publications and papers.

The book is also designed to inform researchers and others in educational institutions, such as teachers in schools and academic developers in universities. 

Further information see http://www.igi-global.com/book/methods-paradigms-education-research/164680 or email Peter Ling: pling@swin.edu.au


I-MELT International Conference for Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching,11-13 December 2017

The International Conference for Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (I-MELT) will bring together a broad array of colleagues interested in dynamic education that enables students to engage in fluid thinking, make this thinking visible and articulate their skills. Colleagues from South East Asia, the Pacific Nations, the Americas, Europe, and Australasia will share research and practice around conceptual frameworks currently used in undergraduate, Masters, Higher Degree by Research and the schooling sector. The conceptual frameworks together are called Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT). Many models that fit the broad MELT parameters have emerged over the past year, and people who have developed one of the MELT for their context and been piloting and evaluating its use are invited to submit short papers for a Practice Stream. Those who have been using more established versions of MELT, such as the Research Skill Development framework, the Work Skill Development framework, The Clinical Reflection framework and the Optimising Problem Solving pentagon are invited to submit short papers to the Research Stream of the conference, reporting on multiple cycles of use, evaluation and development.

I-MELT will run 11-13 December 2017 (not the week earlier as advertised previously) at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide.
The call for short papers of 1500-2000 words will open 1 May 2017.

Details about the conference keynotes, themes, evaluation criteria, support for research on MELT, the flyer and conference cost and registration are available at www.i-melt.edu.au
I hope you can join us in Adelaide in December for I-MELT so that we can engage in fluid conversations.

John Willison for the I-MELT organising committee 

Further information query@i-melt.edu.au


Higher Education in the Headlines

New entry barriers in Asia | DARRAGH O’KEEFFE | Australian Higher Education | 15 February, 2017
Australia’s education market faces more competition as universities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia lure local students

An ‘America First’ Presidency Clashes With Higher Ed’s Worldview | Karin Fischer | Chronicle of Higher Education | 10 February, 2017
Colleges that have prided themselves on working across borders now confront a president who has pledged to build a wall.

Academics warn about Brexit threat to university-business links | Holly Else | Times Higher Education | 09 February, 2017
UK ‘naive’ to think that it could replace academic links with European industry with those from elsewhere