HERDSA Notices 20 December 2017

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* Season Greetings from HERDSA
* HERDSA 2018 Conference- Call for papers open
* HERDSA 2018 Conference Prizes and Awards
* 2017 HERDSA conference papers are now available online
* 2018 ICED Conference - call for proposals early round closes 22 December
* New book on early career academics
* I-MELT Conference Proceedings with all papers and abstracts
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Season Greetings from HERDSA

On behalf of the HERDSA Executive, Officers of HERDSA and the HERDSA Office,  I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas break. We look forward to engaging with all of our colleagues in 2018.

Allan Goody, HERDSA President


HERDSA 2018 Conference- Call for papers open
Adelaide, 2 - 5 July 2018

The Call for papers for the HERDSA 2018 Conference to be held in Adelaide is open. All submissions close on 5th February 2018 for more information visit http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/call-for-contribution/. 

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer please contact the conference organisers.

Further information http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/


HERDSA 2018 Conference Prizes and Awards

Thinking of submitting a paper to HERDSA, you may be eligible for one of the following prizes and awards...

• Taylor and Francis Prize for the Best Paper by a New Researcher ($1,000)
• Edith Cowan University Prize For the Best Paper on an Authentic Learning Environment ($1,000)
• HERDSA Prize for Best Scholarly Paper ($500)
• HERDSA Prize for Best Paper Presentation by a Student ($450)
• HERDSA Prize for best Poster ($300)
• HERDSA Travel Awards to attend the HERDSA Conference ($1,000)

Further information Donald.houston@flinders.edu.au


2017 HERDSA conference papers are now available online.

Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation Vol. 40
June, 2017, 455 pages
Editors Ruth Walker & Simon Bedford
ISBN 978-0-9945546-6-6


Further information: office@herdsa.org.au


2018 ICED Conference - call for proposals early round closes 22 December

Dear Colleagues:

The early round of 2018 ICED conference submissions Close on December 22. We are accepting both one-hour workshop proposals and twenty minute paper presentations.

The second round closes March 12, 2018. 

Registration is open and Pre-Conference workshops have been scheduled. See https://www.iced2018.com/2018/schedule/2018-06-05

You can register for the conference at https://www.iced2018.com/2018/registration.

Further information cetl@kennesaw.edu


New book on early career academics

What does it mean to be starting an academic career in the twenty first century? What challenges and prospects are new academics facing and how are they dealing with these? Early Career Academics in New Zealand: Challenges and Prospects in Comparative Perspective (Springer, 2018) by Kathryn A. Sutherland poses and provides some answers to these questions. The book includes research findings from a national survey covering all eight NZ universities, and compares this research with various findings from the 2007 Changing Academic Profession survey in 19 other countries. Key areas of focus in the nine chapters include: 
- the teaching, research, and service preferences and activities of early career academics;
- work-life balance; 
- satisfaction; 
- the experiences of Māori academics; 
- and professional development and support for all early career academics. 

Underpinning the book is the issue of the socialisation of early career academics into the academic profession in the twenty first century, and how structure and agency interact to affect that socialisation. Suggestions are made, and links to freely available online resources are provided, for improving socialisation at the individual, departmental, institutional, and national levels.

You can purchase the book through Springer's website (or recommend that your university library purchase the print and e-versions!) Each chapter is also separately downloadable: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319618296. 

Further information http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319618296


I-MELT Conference Proceedings with all papers and abstracts

Following the hearty participation of colleagues from across Australia, the Pacific, the Americas, South East Asia and the UK, the I-MELT Conference Proceedings are available from www.i-melt.edu.au

You will find short papers on:
Academic Literacy and Writing 
Authentic Learning
Critical Thinking 
Institution/system Level 
Problem Solving 
Research skills 
Work Skill Development and Employability 

Enjoy any break that you get over Christmas and the New year
John Willison, University of Adelaide, for the I-MELT Organising Committee

Further information www.i-melt.edu.au


Higher Education in the Headlines

Unis fear freeze will hit students | RACHEL BAXENDALE  | Australian Higher Education | 20 December, 2017
Scott Morrison has sought to ­recoup $2.2bn in cuts that have failed to pass the Senate by freezing higher education funding.

How the Federal-Aid Process Traps Poor Students | Eric Hoover | Chronicle of Higher Education | 15 December, 2017
Verification, an overlooked part of the federal-aid process, isn’t meant to hinder low-income students, but that’s often what it does.

New guidelines set to steer UK v-cs away from pay panels | Chris Havergal | Times Higher Education | 14 December, 2017
‘Spurious’ justifications for executive pay criticised as one leader claims furore will ‘blow over’