HERDSA Notices 30 January 2019

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* Call for Nominations - HERDSA Executive 2019-2021
* Call for abstract submissions: HERDSA Conference 2019
* Travel grant applications are open for HERDSA Conference 2019
* Lecturer Position – Learning Transformations Team – Western Sydney University
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - HERDSA Executive 2019 - 2021

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. Under the Constitution. 

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


Call for abstract submissions: HERDSA Conference 2019
14 February 2019

We welcome your abstract for showcase and poster presentations, symposium discussions, roundtable debates and mini-workshop formats. The website holds further details.

Although there are no full-papers for the HERDSA Conference 2019, there will be an opportunity to submit a full paper post-conference in Research and Development in Higher Education. A call will be made for full papers developed from your accepted and presented abstract and related to the Conference theme. Papers will go through the same peer-review process as in previous years. Accepted papers will be published in Research and Development in Higher Education, Next generation Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities, Vol 42. A timeline and submission process will be announced on the website at a future date. There are prizes for the best papers published. Previous volumes of RDHE may be viewed at http://www.herdsa.org.au/publications/conference_proceedings

Further information: https://www.herdsa2019.auckland.ac.nz/contributions/


Travel grant applications are open for HERDSA Conference 2019
Application deadline: 13 May 2019

Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities
2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand

A HERDSA student travel grant (up to $1000) is available to provide support to an undergraduate or postgraduate student to attend and participate in the annual conference. 

The Taylor & Francis Conference Grant (up to $500) offers THREE travel grants of up to $500 per applicant to support current HERDSA members to attend the annual conference. 

Further information: https://www.herdsa2019.auckland.ac.nz/register/travel-grants/


Lecturer Position – Learning Transformations Team – Western Sydney University
Closing Date: 3rd February 2019

The Office of the PVC Learning Transformations is seeking to appoint one full-time (or two part-time pending negotiation) Lecturer level B with expertise in innovative academic development and curriculum leadership experience to join the team. The role will provide institutional leadership and support for the development of transformative curriculum and learning experiences. 

In particular, we are seeking colleagues with expertise in professional learning and development of university staff as expert teachers and curriculum designers in today’s technology enabled learning environments. A key element of this role is in developing peer review of educational practices and supporting academic staff in evaluating their teaching using qualitative and quantitative data and developing new forms of recognition of excellence in educational practice. 

Full details, including how to apply available at https://bit.ly/2HhgVNs 

Further information: Simon Bedford (Director of Learning Transformation) (02) 9678 7178 or email s.bedford@westernsydney.edu.a


Higher Education in the Headlines

Sydney hits $1bn fundraising goal | TIM DODD  | Australian Higher Education | 30 January, 2019
Australia’s top higher education fundraiser, the University of Sydney, has hit its ambitious target of raising $1 billion in a 10-year-long philanthropic campaign.

UNC’s Chancellor Was Criticized as a Consensus Builder. How She Departed May Have Changed Everything | Sarah Brown  | Chronicle of Higher Education | 25 January, 2019
Carol Folt’s decision to remove Silent Sam’s pedestal as she announced her resignation won plaudits from some on the Chapel Hill campus. But she may have worsened the challenges her successor will face.

Official zero-hours figures unlikely to stem ‘casualisation’ row | Simon Baker  | Times Higher Education | 24 January, 2019
First statistics from Hesa on extent of zero-hours contracts show 3 per cent of ‘typical’ workforce have them, but figure is far higher for ‘atypical’ staff