HERDSA Notices 6 December 2017

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* Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 37 No. 1 is now available online
* New Positions: Office of Learning & Teaching Bond University
* Call for papers:  STLHE2018
* Teaching induction MOOC
* Recording and slides of webinar “Perspectives on Quality Processes in Distance and Online Education in Higher Education in Oceania”
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 37 No. 7 is now available online

Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 37 No. 1 is now available from the HERDSA website at http://herdsa.org.au/higher-education-research-development-vol-37-no-1

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New Positions: Office of Learning & Teaching Bond University
Closing date for applications is Friday, December 15, 2017

The Office of Learning and Teaching at Bond University has a number of positions available. Further information is available from https://bond.edu.au/about-bond/careers-bond/jobs-bond

Learning Innovations Support Officer - Bond University
This position will support teaching staff in developing digital literacies and in the utilisation and implementation of high quality learning and teaching approaches and curriculum to inspire continuous academic innovation at Bond University. 
Further information https://bond.edu.au/job/49768/learning-innovations-support-officer

Curriculum Development Officer - Bond University
This exciting position will support the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academic in providing efficient, effective, and high-quality curriculum development and management across all programs to maintain assurance of learning, quality and compliance. 
Further information https://bond.edu.au/job/49759/curriculum-development-officer

Academic Developer – Teaching and Learning Enhancement Coordinator - Bond University
This exciting position will be responsible for leading and growing the Academic Development portfolio, Learning and Teaching programs and practice, and supporting applicable Educational Research at Bond University.
Further information https://bond.edu.au/job/49758/academic-developer-%E2%80%93-teaching-and-...

Technology Enhanced Learning Designer (4 positions) - Bond University
The TELD is responsible for coordinating Faculty technology-enhanced learning design and teaching supports. They are also responsible for delivering customised professional development, staff professional learning assistance, and technology enhanced learning services to Faculty. 
Further information https://bond.edu.au/job/49756/technology-enhanced-learning-designer


Decoding Digital Literacy - staff survey
December 15, 2017

How do you perceive your digital literacy capacity and preparedness to teach in a technology enhanced environment? What are your perceptions of students’ preparedness to learn in a technology enhanced environment? I’m seeking answers to these questions as part of my ALT Fellowship, Unlocking the code to digital literacy at http://altf.org/fellowships/unlocking-the-code-to-digital-literacy/ (also see www.decodingdigitalliteracy.org). Work to date has resulted in a cross-disciplinary understanding of digital literacy. The next stage is to construct a digital literacy framework to underpin this understanding which will inform digital literacy skills development within curricula in the future. 

I invite you to contribute to this stage of my Fellowship by participating in the survey, Digital Literacy Staff Survey. A link to the survey and the Plain Language Statement (PLS) explaining the nature of the research is available at http://www.decodingdigitalliteracy.org/academic-staff-survey-resources.html. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

I would like to distribute the survey as widely as possible and would appreciate your assistance in doing so. Even if you decide not to participate, please would you share this invitation with your academic colleagues and networks.

Further information jo.neilson@deakin.edu.au


Call for papers:  STLHE2018
15 January, 2018

The Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, from the 19th to the 22nd of June 2018 with the theme "Pedagogical Innovation: Adapting Practice to Evolving Cultures". We are pleased to inform you that the call for papers is now launched. You are invited to submit a proposal for the STLHE 2018 conference by January 15th, 2018.

Please follow this link for information about the Call for papers: https://www.stlhe2018sapes.ca/en/call-for-proposals/

Questions? Email us: stlhe2018sapes@usherbrooke.ca

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C'est sous le thème "Innovation pédagogique : pratiquer dans un contexte de cultures en changement" que se déroulera à Sherbrooke, QC, du 19 au 22 juin 2018 le congrès de la Société pour l’avancement de la pédagogie dans l’enseignement supérieur (SAPES). Nous sommes heureux de vous informer que l’appel à communications est maintenant lancé. Vous êtes donc invités à soumettre un projet de communication pour le congrès 2018 de la SAPES d’ici le 15 janvier 2018.

Merci de votre intérêt et au plaisir de vous rencontrer! https://www.stlhe2018sapes.ca/fr/appel-a-communications/

Twitter: STLHE/SAPES 2018 @STLHE_2018

Email: stlhe2018sapes@usherbrooke.ca


Teaching induction MOOC
January 24, 2018

Dear Colleagues 

On January 24th, 2018 the teaching induction MOOC 'Contemporary approaches to university teaching' which was developed by colleagues in 20 universities, will be launched. This MOOC introduces key learning and teaching concepts and strategies to those who are in their first few years of university teaching. The self-paced MOOC is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules, plus specialty modules and resources for sessional staff, librarians and IT specialists who teach, in fact anyone who teaches at university.

If you would like to register your interest in enrolling, please do so at https://goo.gl/forms/MKRTbONNs3cmQh243


Recording and slides of webinar “Perspectives on Quality Processes in Distance and Online Education in Higher Education in Oceania”

Dear Colleague

The recording of the webinar “Perspectives on Quality Processes in Distance and Online Education in Higher Education in Oceania” on 30 November 2017 (we had 52 attendees) and the slides of the presenters are available at tinyurl.com/qualityhighered

Can you now please add your institution’s “story” in that document? Thank you




Associate Professor Philip Uys, PhD
Director, Learning Technologies
Learning Technologies Unit, Division of Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University


Higher Education in the Headlines

Locals slam UK offshore tactics | JOHN ROSS | Australian Higher Education | 06 December, 2017
A drive for foreign students has not lived up to expectations, thanks to rivals on both sides of the planet.

Inside the U. of Virginia’s Response to a Chaotic White-Supremacist Rally | Jack Stripling | Chronicle of Higher Education | 01 December, 2017
More than 3,000 pages of documents show how administrators slowly came to grips with a menacing mob, which might not have turned violent if warnings had been heeded.

South Africa’s tuition fee deadlock risks chaos for universities | Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | 30 November, 2017
Higher education institutions may need to cut jobs if they are unable to raise fees to offset state funding cuts