HERDSA Notices 30 May 2018

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* HERDSA 2018 Conference- Draft program available
* 2018 HERDSA Conference Professional Buddy Program
* HERDSA TATAL Adelaide 2018
* ACEN's 7th National Conference on Work Integrated Learning
* Job: Lecturer in Science Communication, University of Melbourne
* Job Alerts  (3 Positions) - Deputy Chief Executive Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand
* Vacancy for Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
* EOI for Associate Editors of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP)
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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The 41st annual HERDSA conference ‘(Re)Valuing Higher Education’ is being held in Adelaide from 2-5 July. A great 3 day program is now available with keynotes from national and international academics including Professors Tim Flannery, Barbara Grant and Ronald Barnett, as well as a panel and concurrent sessions. 

For those new to HERDSA there is a Welcome breakfast so you can meet and network with other first timers as well as the Executive. 

If you have been thinking about attending – NOW is the time to act as Early Bird Registrations close on Thursday 31st May.

Hope you can join us this year to discuss and debate the purpose and scope of what being a ‘university’ means as well as considering what differentiates ‘higher’ learning from other forms of post-secondary education.

Further information http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/


HERDSA 2018 Conference- Draft program available

Have you checked out the HERDSA draft program? its now available: http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/program-details/ 
Three amazing keynotes, a student panel plus a range of interesting and inspiring workshops, papers, posters and more from the higher education community. We look forward to seeing you in Adelaide in July.

Further information: ann.luzeckyj@flinders.edu.au


2018 HERDSA Conference Professional Buddy Program
Deadline Wednesday 13th June 2018.

Are you new to the HERDSA conference, and feeling unsure about how to navigate your way around all the sessions, events, workshops and more? Would a guiding hand in all this to make it a little less overwhelming?

Or have you been here before? Do you know which sessions are “not to be missed”, how to navigate the program, rooms and extra events? And would you be like to share this knowledge and experience?

Then the HERDSA Professional Buddy Program is here for you!

The role of a Professional Buddy is not to hold new comers hands and no, you don’t have to “hang out together all week”.  Rather the idea is that Buddies will assist New Delegates to connect with others and do their best to respond to questions regarding any aspects of the conference or opportunities offered by HERDSA beyond the conference such as Fellowships, Special Interest Groups and State Networks.

If you wish to be allocated a HERDSA Professional Buddy or wish to be a HERDSA Professional Buddy for the 2018 Adelaide Conference complete this sign up form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TKJNXHL

Details: http://www.herdsa.org.au/news/2018-herdsa-conference%C2%A0professional-b...


HERDSA TATAL Adelaide 2018
19th June 2018 commencement of online TATAL

Take some time at HERDSA 2018 to Talk About “your” Teaching And Learning (TATAL) 

Is it time to ‘hit the pause button’ and reflect on my teaching? Do I have a teaching philosophy? Well! TATAL might be for you. The 8th HERDSA TATAL workshop offers an opportunity to share, reflect and review the values and beliefs that underlie your approach to teaching and learning. 
We’re ‘flipping out’ at Adelaide HERDSA TATAL this year. The half-day workshop is supported by an online preconference learning experience. Following the conference, you can continue the experience with the workshop group to develop a teaching portfolio suitable for a HERDSA Fellowship application. 
Register for TATAL by Monday 18th June (online portion commences June 19). There is a maximum of 30 participants, so register early. Go to http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/pre-conference/#pre_conference_worksh...

For further information go to: http://herdsa2018.aomevents.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/04/T...


ACEN's 7th National Conference on Work Integrated Learning
Conference Early-Bird Registration Deadline: 15 June 2018

The National Conference on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is an opportunity to share knowledge and enhance teaching and learning development in Australia’s tertiary sector by encouraging strong collaboration among professional educators.

With the theme Creating Connections Building Futures, this year’s conference will be at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 3 to 5 and will be hosted by ACEN, the leading governing body of WIL in Australia.

Further information http://acen.edu.au/2018conference/


Job: Lecturer in Science Communication, University of Melbourne
Applications close June 17

We are seeking an outstanding Lecturer in Science Communication (Teaching Specialist role), with a passion for science, teaching and science communication, to contribute to the expansion of the University of Melbourne’s acclaimed science communication teaching program.

Further information http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/896771/lecturer-in-science-communi...


Job Alerts (3 Positions) - Deputy Chief Executives at Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand
Applications close Monday 18th June, 8.00am (NZT)

A creative and innovative leader in the NZ tertiary sector, Ara, Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.

To assist in the forging and implementation of some bold planning opportunities three executive roles are available. Reporting to the CEO and as members of the executive leadership team these positions will have shared responsibility for setting strategic direction, deploying resource and developing capability across the organisation, as well as within each portfolio.

Professionalism and pragmatism will be hallmarks of the executive team, with its focus being on impact and delivery. All Deputy Chief executives will be well-qualified experts in their respective fields and will revel in working in a place of discovery and making a difference.

The dynamic skills and style to help create a relevant, contemporary and vibrant organisation to support individual and community prosperity are the focus of our talent search. While experience in the tertiary sector might be beneficial, more importantly, a successful track record in delivering outstanding outcomes in a high performing organisation is a priority.

Deputy Chief Executive - Learning, Delivery, Innovation & Applied Research
You will lead the provision of ‘best in class’ services to support learning, delivery, innovation and applied research. These will ensure that academic colleagues have the full range of capabilities necessary for delivery and applied research excellence, and for designing and delivering programmes of learning which are innovative, meet curriculum expectations (including internationalisation) and are fully compliant with government regulations and accreditation conditions. 

As a future-focused thought leader who can transform how teaching and learning takes place, you will have a demonstrated record of empowering leadership and effective strategic management within the tertiary sector, both in New Zealand and internationally. 

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at www.sheffield.co.nz. 

For more information please phone Andrea Bankier on +64 27 447 8102.

Further information http://www.sheffield.co.nz/Job-Search/Type/View/JobID/2979

 Deputy Chief Executive - People, Performance & Adaptability - Ara Institute of Canterbury
You will provide strategic leadership for the development of Ara as a preferred employer, with a strong culture of excellence and innovation. You will champion the Institute’s sustainability and business (improvement) excellence aspirations and will ensure strong systems and processes are in place to support effective self-leading teams. 

With a focus on the future you will be an experienced practitioner in either human resources, organisation development or performance improvement for business excellence. Particular expertise in people and culture development will be advantageous to success in this role. 

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at www.sheffield.co.nz. 

For more information please phone Nicholas Buck on +64 27 474 5366 or Ian Taylor on +64 27 487 7424.

Further information http://www.sheffield.co.nz/Job-Search/Type/View/JobID/2977

Deputy Chief Executive - Customer Experience & Engagement 
You will lead the provision of ‘best in class’ services for customer experience and engagement, ultimately ensuring that all Ara services within the portfolio provide outcomes that significantly improve student recruitment and retention; align Ara with key stakeholders including business, industry, schools; and develop sustainable international partnerships that support internationalisation and grow revenue. 

We are seeking an experienced individual with a proven track record in leading large, complex customer experience functions whilst successfully driving a customer-centric culture across the organisation. 

To view a position description, please visit the Job Search page at www.sheffield.co.nz. 

For more information please phone Nicholas Buck on +64 27 474 5366 or Ian Taylor on +64 27 487 7424.

Further information http://www.sheffield.co.nz/Job-Search/Type/View/JobID/2978


Vacancy for Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Closing date: Friday 22 June, 2018

The PVC (Learning and Teaching) reports directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and will provide leadership to strategic initiatives that enhance the quality and outcomes of learning and teaching and the employability of Macquarie graduates. S/he will continue to develop an environment of innovation and excellence in digital and face-to-face learning and teaching by building dynamic partnerships that encourage creative pedagogy and the use of educational technologies. The PVC (Learning and Teaching) will provide a fresh focus on innovation and technology, supporting new approaches to teaching and learning and ensuring that the infrastructure supports an excellent learning environment.

Macquarie University is seeking an outstanding individual to provide leadership in the delivery of innovative, quality learning and teaching that is student focused and reflects the unique Macquarie University brand. The successful candidate will demonstrate solid success in the delivery of innovative approaches to learning and teaching, leading strategic transformation initiatives and quickly developing and maintaining strong, collegial relationships. S/he will be highly credible in learning and teaching technology, exhibit deep understanding of employability strategies, as well as inspiring enthusiasm and building coalitions within and outside the University to underpin this role.

Macquarie University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search and Consulting to assist in the recruitment process.

For a copy of the Position Description or to apply for this role please email: Debbie Dickinson on debbie@carolwatson.com.au 

For a confidential discussion of the role with one of our Consultants please email your CV to: Debbie Dickinson on debbie@carolwatson.com.au

Further information: http://jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/job/503986/pro-vicechancellor-learning-teaching


Expressions of interest (EOI) are invited for Associate Editors of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP), for information on the journal visit http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/.

Associate Editors are responsible for managing the peer-review process for manuscripts that progress past the initial stage of article submission.  Candidates applying should send their EOI via email to Associate Professor Dominique Parrish dparrish@uow.edu.au by COB Friday 29 June 2018. EOIs should address the essential criteria for selection and provide Name, Affiliation, email and daytime contact as well as a current CV of no more than two (2) pages.

Essential criteria for selection:

  1. A well-established track record of journal publications in higher education teaching and learning practice
  2. Significant experience in peer-reviewing journal articles
  3. Experience in researching and scholarship of learning and teaching 
  4. Knowledge of educational research methodologies
  5. Good communication skills

For further information contact: Dr Alisa Percy, email: alisa@uow.edu.au or Associate Professor Dominique Parrish dparrish@uow.edu.au


Higher Education in the Headlines

Victoria Uni’s reform bet pays | TIM DODD | Australian Higher Education | 30 May, 2018
Victoria University’s bold experiment to try small-class block teaching for first-year students has paid off in spades.

Trump Rolled Up the Welcome Mat. This Admissions Officer Is Trying to Get Students to Come Anyway | Karin Fischer  | Chronicle of Higher Education | 25 May, 2018
The president and his policies are threatening international student numbers — and colleges’ bottom line. One admissions officer took to the road to try to stop the decline.

Fresh anger over UK visa regime as scholar forced to leave Oxford | Rachael Pells | Times Higher Education | 24 May, 2018
Home Office decision to decline a visa for postgraduate researcher’s 22-month-old baby sparks anguish at laboratory ‘struggling’ to recruit