HERDSA Notices 28 March 2018

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* Denise Chalmers elected as HERDSA President-elect
* ICED - New Last Call for Proposals Announced!
* International Journal for Educational Integrity - Call for Papers: Machine-based plagiarism
* IJAD Writing Retreat Registration Open! ICED 2018
* University of Plymouth International Faculty Developer Programme
* Networking for capacity development (PhD research participation)
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Denise Chalmers elected as HERDSA President-elect

Dear Colleagues

The call for nominations for President-elect closed on 5 March and as only one nomination was received no election for the President-elect is required.

I'm pleased to announce that Emeritus Professor Denise Chalmers from Western Australia is therefore elected as President for the term 2019-2021 and will serve as President-elect for 2018-2019.

Denise's election will be confirmed at the AGM in July at the HERDSA conference.

Denise is a long standing member of HERDSA and was elected to Life Membership in 2017.  Denise has over 25 years demonstrated leadership in higher education, leading two university Centres of Teaching and Learning as Director and was a Foundation Director of the Carrick Institute (later ALTC) with responsibility for Awards, Fellowships and International Links. She has served as President and Vice President, Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) from 2008-2014. She has led several institutional, national and international initiatives and projects including recognising and rewarding teaching, developing and embedding teaching quality criteria and indicators and promoting the use of performance indicators to guide decision making and resource allocation. Denise was awarded an OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship in 2015 and an Australian OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2014.

I am sure you will agree that with Denise’s vast experience and connections both in Australasia and internationally, HERDSA will be in good hands.


Allan Goody
HERDSA President


ICED - New Last Call for Proposals Announced!
Due April 2, 2018

12th Biennial Conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED)
June 5-8, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Dear Colleagues:

Due to popular demand, the conference planning committee has reorganized the ICED 2018 conference program to make room for additional sessions. We are excited to announce one new call for proposals! This last call will end at 11:59pm PDT on Monday, April 2nd and is your final chance for submission. We are looking for outstanding 20-minute paper presentations, posters, and 1-hour workshops or panels that promote educational and academic development in higher education worldwide.

Each proposal should contribute to this year’s theme, Institutional Change: Voices, Identities, Power, and Outcomes in an intriguing and meaningful way. The world is going through unprecedented transitions, and education plays a vital role. Emerging and established educational development traditions around the world have much to teach and learn from each other. ICED 2018 will promote an environment where such a vibrant exchange of ideas flourishes.

Final deadline for proposals: April 2, 2018 
Notification to all presenters: April 3, 2018

To submit a proposal go to https://www.iced2018.com/2018/call-proposals

We hope to see you at ICED 2018!

Michele DiPietro, Kennesaw State University, Conference Chair
Victoria Bhavsar, Cal Poly Pomona, Program Co-Chair
Ruth Poproski, Georgia Tech, Program Co-Chair
Allan Goody, ICED President

Further information Michele DiPietro mdipietr@kennesaw.edu or info@iced2018.com


International Journal for Educational Integrity - Call for Papers: Machine-based plagiarism
31 May 2018

Machine-based plagiarism: The death of originality in the digital age?
IJEI Editor-in-Chief: Tracey Bretag, University of South Australia
Guest Editor: Ann Rogerson, University of Wollongong

Paraphrasing tools, translation software and ‘article spinners’ are text-processing applications easily found and accessed via the Internet. Text, ranging from phrases through to longer documents such as essays, can be entered in one field and then ‘spun’, reprocessed or translated. The output from paraphrasing tools, article spinners and translation software can mislead people into thinking that these tools create a new form of original writing.

While the revised text may look different to the original, the tools usually produce poor quality outputs. Submitting the output for academic credit can be considered a form of plagiarism, and where researchers use the tools to reprocess their existing work, outputs can be considered to be a form of self-plagiarism. The errors and inconsistencies in the output from paraphrasing and translation tools may not be obvious to students studying in a second language (Rogerson & McCarthy, 2017). In some cases, the outputs mimic the language patterns evident in second language writing with the result that this form of plagiarism may not be detected.

This thematic collection offers the opportunity to explore the use of paraphrasing tools, article spinners, translation software and automated text processing as an emerging threat to academic integrity.

Deadline for submission: 31 May 2018
Submitted papers will be reviewed in a timely manner and published directly after acceptance (i.e. without waiting for the accomplishment of all other contributions). Thanks to the International Journal for Educational Integrity (IJEI) Open Access Policy, the articles published in this thematic collection will have a wide, global audience. Author Processing Fees will be waived for the best papers in the collection, subject to the double-blind peer review outcome and the Editors’ discretion.

Further information https://edintegrity.springeropen.com/mbp


IJAD Writing Retreat Registration Open! ICED 2018
3-4 June

Dear Colleagues:

Please join us in June for the conference of the International Consortium for Educational Developers, ICED 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA! As we move closer to the conference, we are excited to tell you about a pre-conference event that will kick-off ICED 2018.

Members of the International Journal for Academic Development (IJAD) editorial team have announced they are going to facilitate a writing retreat as part of ICED 2018 for people writing about educational development. The retreat will take place Sunday, June 3rd - Monday, 4, 2018. Retreat participants will be placed in small writing groups to set goals and give peer feedback, all facilitated by a member of the IJAD editorial team. Retreat participants should be prepared to focus on their writing for the entire retreat, and participants should make meaningful progress on their writing during the retreat.

Registration for the 2-day writing retreat is only $125.
Register at https://www.iced2018.com/2018/news/ijad-announces-writing-retreat-prior-...

We hope to see you at ICED 2018!

Michele DiPietro, Kennesaw State University, Conference Chair
Victoria Bhavsar, Cal Poly Pomona, Program Co-Chair
Ruth Poproski, Georgia Tech, Program Co-Chair
Allan Goody, ICED President


University of Plymouth International Faculty Developer Programme
14-23 July

Supporting the international teaching community with excellence in faculty development

The Teaching and Learning Support (TLS) team are delighted to present the University of Plymouth International Faculty Developer Programme. This programme will be of interest to international colleagues from universities all around the globe who have an interest in educational/ faculty development. Plymouth is a UK leader in this field and the programme reflects the excellent work we do here and its impact across the sector. The programme will provide an introduction to faculty development in the UK followed by sessions on good teaching practice, teaching global issues, employability, entrepreneurship, inclusivity, evaluation and developing faculty development across the institution (among others). 

The programme is residential, consisting of one week in Plymouth for tuition followed by a cultural excursion to London. The next programme runs for 10 days between 14 and 23 July 2018. 

More details can be found at https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/teaching-and-learning/interna... or contact Professor Debby Cotton d.cotton@plymouth.ac.uk with any questions you may have. 

Further information d.cotton@plymouth.ac.uk


Networking for capacity development (PhD research participation)

You are cordially invited to participate in doctoral research that investigates the extent to which networked experiences support the development of our capacity to teach with technologies. It is University of Auckland, New Zealand ethics approved (Reference Number 018812). More details can be found in the participant information sheet https://bit.ly/2I3c51H​​. 

Your participation is voluntary and can be through the anonymous questionnaire​ (10 mins of your time) and/or interview. Any outputs/publications - in addition to what will be available in the public domain ​- will be shared with all participants once published for wider dissemination.

Please contact Ashwini on a.datt@auckland.ac.nz if you have any questions. Feel free to circulate the request in your wider networks.​​

Many thanks,

Ashwini Datt​
Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Further information https://bit.ly/2pCxIhU


Higher Education in the Headlines

Pressure mounts on Speed | SIAN POWELL | Australian Higher Education | 28 March, 2018
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute says it has ‘discussed’ with Terry Speed a Berkeley report on harassment allegations.

A Tough-Talking President Tried to Fix a College. Then He Came Undone | Jack Stripling  | Chronicle of Higher Education | 23 March, 2018
In a snowy corner of Pennsylvania, Edinboro University’s Fred Walker is brazenly shaping the public narrative to support his agenda.

First gender pay gap data paints UK universities in poor light | Rachael Pells | Times Higher Education | 22 March, 2018
Six higher education institutions report so far that male pay is at least 20 per cent higher than female remuneration