HERDSA Notices 28 February 2018

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* Seeking back issues of HERDSA News
* The Transforming Assessment webinars, series nine, 2018 begins soon!
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Seeking back issues HERDSA News

The publications section of the HERDSA website aims to be a comphrehensive collection of HERDSA publications including issues of HERDSA News. I'm currently looking for copies of the following back issues of HERDSA News that are missing from the HERDSA collection:

1975, Issue 2 & 3: 1976 Issue. 3; 1977 Issue 1 & 2; 1980 Issue. 2 1982 Issue 2; 1986 Issue. 1; 1988 - 1990 all issues; 1995 Issue. 3

Please email Peter.Kandlbinder@uts.edu.au if you are able to locate any of these issues of HERDSA News and I'll arrange to have it digitised for the HERDSA web site.


The Transforming Assessment webinars, series nine, 2018 begins soon!

Transforming Assessment is an international education community. We bring together experts, academics and practitioners in assessment in higher education. Now in our ninth year, we offer free monthly non-commercial online seminars on a range of topics from both research and practice perspectives.

Hosted by Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash Education Academy, Monash University, Australia and Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC-Education, University of New South Wales, Australia.

The 2018 series almost finalised!
Follow the links for each session for further information and registration.

4 April 2018: Shades of meaning: nuance in written and audio feedback

2 May 2018: Risk aware: enhancing students’ clinical competence in risky environments through blended simulation-based learning

6 June 2018: e-Assessment Awards - winners panel review (eAssessment Association UK)

11 July 2018: Transforming Feedback (Assessment in Higher Education conference 2018 panel review)

1 August 2018: Unlocking the code to digital literacy - implications for learning and assessment

5 September 2018: Virtual work integrated learning in engineering

3 October 2018: *TBC*

7 November 2018: Mindful assessment design (Higher Education Academy)

All sessions are made available at no cost to speakers or participants. Sessions are recorded and published online following the live event.
Further details and session registration at http://TransformingAssessment.com

Further information http://TransformingAssessment.com


Higher Education in the Headlines

$10bn dividend in business links | TIM DODD | Australian Higher Education | 28 January, 2018
Universities will challenge business to increase its engagement with higher education and so boost profits and expand the economy.

You Can Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up. Here’s How. | Beckie Supiano | Chronicle of Higher Education | 23 February, 2018
Colleges are experimenting with a high-tech system that uses old-fashioned personal attention to curb enrollment’s “summer melt.”

Students ‘deeply sceptical’ of variable fees, polling reveals | Holly Else  | Times Higher Education | 22 February, 2018
Survey results emerge amid mounting criticism of government’s hopes of delivering greater price competition.