HERDSA Notices 29 January 2020

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* Time is running out! Submit your HERDSA 2020 abstract today!
* Job vacancies at Murdoch University
* TRIZ seminar for engineering academics
* Conference on Digital Teaching, Assessment and Learning - Call for Participation
* New research: University trailblazers need extra support for post-graduation success
* ICED 2020 potential scam alert
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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Time is running out! Submit your HERDSA 2020 abstract today!
Abstract submissions close at midnight 7 February 2020 (AEST)

Have you submitted your abstract yet? The Organising Committee invites abstract submissions for consideration for inclusion in the program as:
* Showcase presentation of research, practice, leadership and policy
* Roundtable discussions
* Posters

The final abstract submission deadline is 7 February 2002. Please note that no extensions will be provided, so be sure to submit your abstract in advance. Please refer to the abstract page on the HERDSA conference website for all instructions to authors and abstract formatting guidelines.

Further information: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2020/abstracts/


Job vacancies at Murdoch University
Applications close on 5 February 2020

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio at Murdoch University has two fixed-term, full-time positions available for DIGITAL LEARNING DESIGNERS.

The Digital Learning Designers take the lead on the provision of educational design, technical production and support for Murdoch University’s technology enhanced and online learning programs. The roles provide leadership and expert advice in educational development, learning design and future pedagogies to enhance the delivery of online and technology enhanced learning programs.

Further information: https://www.murdoch.edu.au/about-us/work-at-murdoch/current-vacancies


TRIZ seminar for engineering academics
Event date: 18 Feb 2020

An event hosted by the UWA Engineering & Science Education, Society and Work Research Cluster

Date: Tuesday, 18th February
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: The University of Western Australia MATH: Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room (http://bit.ly/2upS189)
Light catering will be provided.

Please register on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/triz-seminar-tickets-89937670995

This seminar will uncover ways of effective embedding simple heuristics of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) into existing engineering courses.

Participants will learn a couple of simple TRIZ heuristics and also will find out:
• why TRIZ heuristics suit the engineering profession the most;
• the outcomes of usage of educational materials offered by the TRIZ Repository (www.edisons21.com) by educators in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong;
• how to choose a TRIZ heuristic that suits their courses;
• how to engage students in learning TRIZ heuristics with fun.

About the Presenter:
Iouri Belski is a Professor of Engineering Problem Solving with the School of Engineering at RMIT. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the Australian Award for Teaching Excellence and the National Senior Teaching Fellowship. He is a Principal Fellow of HEA, Senior Member of IEEE and a TRIZ Master.

This event is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education. The views expressed do not represent the Department.

Further information: sally.male@uwa.edu.au


Conference on Digital Teaching, Assessment and Learning - Call for Participation

digiTAL 2020 is the inaugural conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning in the Digital age. The conference is being held at Coastlands, Umhlanga in Durban, South Africa from 3rd to 4th December 2020.

digiTAL 2020 will:

  • Focus on unpacking current practices in the higher education sector and the systematic consideration of the quality, effectiveness and practices that will illuminate patterns and trends in digital education; and,
  • Consider all aspects of teaching and learning from initial curriculum design, through to improving engagement, assessment and feedback

Key Dates
Deadline for Paper/Workshop submission: 30 May, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2020
Revised Paper Submission Deadline: 15 August 2020
Early bird registration closes: 1 September, 2020
Registration closes: 15 November 2020

For more information on the Call for Papers (CFP) for digiTAL 2020 for conference themes and tracks https://icdigital.org.za/call_for_paper/

All accepted papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings ISBN: 978-0-620-86584-5, provided one of the authors is registered and at least one of the authors present the paper. All papers will be double-blind reviewed.

Selected good academic quality papers will be invited, post the conference, for possible publication as a Chapter. The book proposal is currently under consideration by publishers.

We look forward to your submissions, https://icdigital.org.za/submission/, and participation.


New research: University trailblazers need extra support for post-graduation success

Major Fellowship research has shown sustained engagement beyond graduation would boost employment and study outcomes for students who are the first in their families to attend university.

The research by National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) 2019 Research Fellow Professor Sarah O’Shea explored the post-graduation experiences and outcomes of First-in-Family students.

The project was conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research (CHEEDR) at La Trobe University with support from the University of Wollongong.

The full report, ‘Mind the Gap!’ Exploring the post-graduation outcomes and employment mobility of individuals who are first in their family to complete a university degree, is available on the NCSEHE website.

Further information: https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/university-trailblazers-extra-support-post-gra...


ICED 2020 potential scam alert

It appears that scammers are targeting delegates to the ICED 2020 conference in Zurich. The potential scam relates to assistance with accommodation bookings. The ICED conference planning committee is NOT offering this service. If you receive a phone call (appears to be the initial contact) or email offering this service please disregard it. The conference team is investigating the scam. If you have been contacted about this service or are uncertain about correspondence regarding the conference, contact the ICED conference secretariat on the webpage.

Further information: katherine.hahn@let.ethz.ch


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Community engagement is… : revisiting Boyer’s model of scholarship, Kerry Renwick, Mark Selkrig, Catherine Manathunga & Ron ‘Kim’ Keamy, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1712680

Penitent performance, reconstructed rumination or induction: student strategies for the deployment of reflection in an extended degree programme, Vicki Trowler, Robert L. Allan, Jaroslaw Bryk & Rukhsana R. Din, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1712678

Writing together to foster wellbeing: doctoral writing groups as spaces of wellbeing, Kim Beasy, S. Emery, L. Dyer, B. Coleman, D. Bywaters, T. Garrad, J. Crawford, K. Swarts & S. Jahangiri, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1713732

Students positioned as global citizens in Australian and New Zealand universities: a discourse analysis, Shinead Borkovic, Toula Nicolacopoulos, Dell Horey & Tracy Fortune, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1712677

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