HERDSA Notices 25 July 2018

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* Join the HERDSA Queensland Linkedin group
* Invitation to participate in a study on research integrity; second call
* Call for Applications for Membership of the Ako Aotearoa Board
* Final Call: IEEE TALE 2018, Australia, 4-7 December (Ed Tech & STEM Education Conference)
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Join the HERDSA Queensland Linkedin group

The HERDSA Queensland branch executive invite Queensland HERDSA members to join our HERDSA Queensland Branch Linkedin group. Our aim is to provide a platform for sharing learning and teaching scholarship and research opportunities and events that are accessible to those living in Queensland. Please follow the Linkedin address to join:https://www.linkedin.com/company/herdsa-queensland-branch/

Further information: sara.hammer@usq.edu.au


Invitation to participate in a study on research integrity; second call
31 July 2018

Below is a hyperlink to an online survey on academic research integrity led by A/Prof Twan Huybers of UNSW Canberra (UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee Approval Number HC171045). We use a method called Best-Worst Scaling to assess academics’ views on ‘The Singapore Statement on Research Integrity’ and we ask for broader perceptions on responsible research conduct. We hope to use the insights from this study to enhance efforts to promote integrity in academic research.

The target audience is current academic staff members (including postdoctoral staff) at universities around the world who engage in academic research (whether full-time or part-time).

The survey is anonymous and should take no longer than 10 to 15 minutes. Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may withdraw from the online survey at any time before submitting your responses; in that case, your data will not be kept. 

Many thanks for contributing to this study!

SURVEY HYPERLINK: http://survey.confirmit.com.au/wix/p2454959.aspx

Further information: t.huybers@adfa.edu.au


Call for Applications for Membership of the Ako Aotearoa Board
15 August

Applications are invited to fill two positions on the Board of Ako Aotearoa. New Zealand’s National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Ako Aotearoa was established in 2007 with the mission of enhancing teaching and learning practices across the whole New Zealand tertiary education sector. 

Ako Aotearoa has earned a reputation as the champion of excellence in tertiary teaching and learning. 

The next decade will be an exciting and challenging year for our Organisation as we respond to the new plans and objectives of the coalition government and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Information on the governance and management structure of Ako Aotearoa may be accessed from the Ako Aotearoa website:

All enquiries concerning the application process or the work of the Board should also be addressed in the first instance to:

Jos Kerr
Staff Recruitment Advisor
Massey University
ph: +64 6 951 5023

To apply, please click here:


Final Call: IEEE TALE 2018, Australia, 4-7 December (Ed Tech & STEM Education Conference)
Final Submission Deadline: 24 August 2018

Wollongong, Australia (Close to Sydney)
4-7 December 2018

TALE is the IEEE Education Society's flagship Asia-Pacific (Region 10) conference, catering to researchers and practitioners with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education as well as those interested in the innovative use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment in any discipline. The target audience of the conference is diverse and includes those working in the higher education, vocational education and training (VET), K-12, corporate, government, and healthcare sectors.

TALE 2018 will be held in Wollongong, on the spectacular South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, close to Sydney. The theme of the conference is "Engineering Next-Generation Learning?.

*** Submissions received to date already exceed that of total submissions for most previous TALE conferences, but due to overwhelming demand, a decision has been made to extend the submission deadline one final time, to 24 August 2018. ***

### KEY DATES ###

Final Paper Submission Deadline: 24 August 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 17 August 2018 (for submissions prior to 2 July); 19 September 2018 (later submissions)
Revised, Camera-Ready Papers Due: 1 October 2018
Presenter Registration Deadline: 8 October 2018
Conference: 4-7 December 2018

### CONTACT ###

General enquiries about TALE 2018 may be directed to the conference secretariat at secretariat@tale2018.org .

Further information: http://tale2018.org/


Higher Education in the Headlines

Recorded lectures fail test | SIAN POWELL | Australian Higher Education | 25 July, 2018
New research on recorded lecture videos suggests they offer less valuable learning than live lectures.

Australia set to overtake UK in global student race | Ellie Bothwell  | Times Higher Education | 21 July, 2018
Research shows that Australia’s overseas student numbers have surged while Brexit will ‘compound the decline’ in UK’s global position