HERDSA Notices 15 June 2016

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* Educational Researcher (Student Experience) - 2 positions
* Postion Vacant: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
* Australian Collaborative Education Network 2016 National Conference
* AHRECS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Ethics Manual
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Educational Researcher (Student Experience) - 2 positions
Apply nowJob no:499105
Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The position of Educational Researcher will support Faculty staff to develop, design and implement student-focussed curriculum which enhances the student experience.  This role will contribute to the continuous improvement of teaching quality through the provision of best-practice pedagogical advice.  The person would be expected to have knowledge of course design, assessment and evaluation particularly in relation to blended learning and the incorporation of educational technologies.

Applicants should also have highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative linkages with diverse stakeholders, and a demonstrated commitment to responding to client needs.

To discuss this role please contact Mark Reedman on +61 7 3365 3886 or m.reedman@uq.edu.au.

Close date: 19 June 2016

Further information: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/499105/educational-researcher-student-e...


Postion Vacant: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia seeks a Curriculum and Assessment Development Officer in the Sydney office.. Full time or part time, dependent on qualifications and experience. Conditions are negotiable.  

Please click for position description https://rcpa.sharefile.com/d-sba1d789e91c4f02a.  

Contact Ms Meg Connelly, General Manager, Operations, +61 2 8356 5821 megc@rcpa.edu.au 


Australian Collaborative Education Network 2016 National Conference

ACEN is holding the 2016 National Conference at Macquarie University from September 28-30. The conference theme this year is WIL 2020: Pushing the Boundaries. 

The program has something for everyone involved in WIL whether you are academic or professional university staff or industry, business or community partners. There will be a Research Symposium (at WSU), six Pre-Conference Workshops and two full days of keynotes, panels, showcases, round tables and research papers. 

Early Bird Registration has been extended and will now close on July 14. 

For information and registration, including details of the Pre-Conference Workshops, please visit the ACEN website- http://acen.edu.au/2016Conference/


AHRECS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Ethics Manual

In 2014 the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) commissioned Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services (AHRECS) to undertake work to help OLT grant-holders and fellows avoid unnecessary difficulties and delays during research ethics review. The OLT contracted us to produce a resource manual to support the ethical conduct of the research that it funded. It also wanted to assist other Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) researchers and research ethics reviewers. We are aware that the OLT may no longer be in a position to promote the resources that it commissioned and so are contacting you and HERDSA directly.

The AHRECS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Ethics Manual consists of six booklets that include academic references, recommended reading and prompts for ethical reflections. The booklets are practically focused and incorporate examples of problems and suggested strategies.

The Manual is available from the OLT web site, and a copy is hosted on the AHRECS site.

Booklet 01 SoTL Manual: Research ethics and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Booklet 02 SoTL Manual: Ethics review and grant or fellowship funded research
Booklet 03 SoTL Manual: Risks and benefits in SoTL research
Booklet 04 SoTL Manual: Recruitment and consent in SoTL research
Booklet 05 SoTL Manual: Privacy and confidentiality in SoTL funded research
Booklet 06 SoTL Manual: Ethical challenges and practical strategies

The six booklets of the SoTL Manual are provided online as *.docx on an open license basis for use by researchers, research ethics reviewers, research office staff, and institutions. 

AHRECS consultants have been working in the human research ethics and research integrity spheres in Australia and New Zealand for over 30 years. We also have a long-standing connection to the OLT and its predecessor organisations, having received fellowships, grants, consultancies and national teaching awards as well as contributing though our activities as reviewers, assessors and committee members. You can find out more about our work at www.ahrecs.com where you will also find further resources to support ethical research and research ethics review. 

We hope you and your colleagues find these materials useful.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Mark Israel, Prof. Colin Thomson and Dr Gary Allen
Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services


Higher Education in the Headlines

Funding fails to improve equity | JULIE HARE | Australian Higher Eduction | 15 June, 2016
The present system is a distorted funding model that has failed to achieve its fundamental mission to improve equity.

The Making of a Teaching Evangelist | Dan Berrett | Chronicle of Higher Eduction | 10 Jne, 2016
How Eric Mazur came to realize that the traditional classroom lecture had to go.

More English students think degree was poor value for money | Chris Havergal | Times Higher Eduction | 09 June, 2016
Concerns over low contact hours and delays in handing back assignments loom large in Hepi/HEA survey