HERDSA Notices 20 February 2019

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* Reminder - Call for Nominations - HERDSA Executive 2019-2021
* Academic Executive Director
* Call for Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) Special Issue Proposals
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Reminder - Call for Nominations - HERDSA Executive 2019-2021
March 1, 2019

This is a call for nominations for HERDSA Executive positions for the period July 2019 – July 2021. 

The current HERDSA Executive will complete a two-year term at the end of June 2019 and all positions (except the President) are declared vacant.

The Executive consists of a President, President-elect (1-year term), conference convenor and eight elected members. The positions of Vice-President and Treasurer are determined within the Executive. Members of the Executive become members of one of the four portfolios: Secretariat, Publications, Professional Development and Networks. The portfolios are supported by a number of Officers of HERDSA.

A call for nominations for the President-Elect position was made in March 2018 and Denise Chalmers was elected to this position. The President-Elect will assume the President role in July 2019. 

The term of office for members of the Executive is two years. Individuals may serve up to three consecutive terms, after which they are no longer eligible for nomination in the next term.

If there are more than eight nominations for the Executive, a ballot will be held.

The full information is available in the members section of the HERDSA website at http://www.herdsa.org.au/news/call-nominations-herdsa-executive-2019-2021

This information includes:
• The names of the current members of the Executive and eligibility for re-election
• Position description for a Member of the Executive and Portfolio descriptions
• Details of the nomination process
• Nomination Form 
• Code of Practice

While the constitution does not stipulate branch or regional representation, branches are encouraged to nominate a representative to provide a link between the Executive and the branch committees.

Being on the HERDSA Executive requires a commitment of time. Nominees should be able to commit to the role and it is recommended that they seek the support of their line manager (where appropriate).

The closing date for nominations is 5:00pm AEST Friday 1st March 2019. The new Executive will be ratified at the AGM to be held on 4th July 2019 during the HERDSA conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

Further information: office@herdsa.org.au


Academic Executive Director
Closing date 11 March 2019

The Academic Division supports this vision through the pursuit of academic excellence, delivering a high-quality student experience, building a diverse academic community and leading engagement with and investment in schools and regional communities. 

Reporting to the Provost, the Academic Executive Director will be an influential and collaborative academic leader who will work in close collaboration with the University’s senior leaders to achieve: world-class learning and teaching suited to a contemporary university; innovative curriculum that embraces future requirements; high levels of academic quality, compliance and integrity; and strategies that underpin continuous improvement and robust systems development. 

To be successful in this role, you will be an accomplished transformational leader in higher education recognised for significant achievement in academic development and delivery as well as highly-developed strategic thinking and management capabilities.

This position is located in Hobart or Launceston for an initial period of five years. 
For further information, contact Ms Sonia Pechner, Academic Search International, on +61 (0)400 111 994 or Sonia.pechner@academic-search.net

Further information: Sonia.pechner@academic-search.net


Call for Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) Special Issue Proposals
Special Issue Proposals are due by Friday 5th April 2019

The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) is calling for proposals for 2020 special issues, especially on contemporary themes associated with effective and innovative teaching and learning practice in the higher education environment.

The expectation is that the special issue would be of interest to an international audience. To propose a special issueplease download the Special Issue Proposal form from the JUTLP website at http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/latestnews.html and email the completed Special Issue Proposal form to

Dr Alisa Percy at alisa@uow.edu.au


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Openness and reciprocity: Indigenous community requirements for hosting university students, Phil Crane, Mark Brough & Tarita Fisher, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1576593

Improving engagement in an early career academic setting: can existing models guide early career academic support strategies? Erica Crome, Lois Meyer, Agnes Bosanquet & Lesley Hughes, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1576597

The value of academics’ formal and informal interaction in developing life science education, Nina Katajavuori, Viivi Virtanen, Mirja Ruohoniemi, Hanni Muukkonen & Auli Toom, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1576595

Transitioning from a foundation studies program to university: a study of mainland Chinese students, Ian Teo & Sophia Arkoudis, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1576592

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