HERDSA Notices 6 February 2019

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* Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 38 No. 2 is now available online
* Call for EOI Educational Designer
* Senior Academic Developer - Portfolio Lead (x 4 GR08 posts) University of Liverpool
* Workshop on Transitioning Teaching Innovation into Research Publications
* Call for papers - AJET special issue on Digital Equity
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 38 No. 2 is now available online

Higher Education Research & Development, Vol. 38 No. 2 is now available from the HERDSA website at http://www.herdsa.org.au/higher-education-research-development-vol-38-no-2

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Call for EOI Educational Designer
Applications close: Feb 8, 2019. Start Date: Mar 1 2019.

Instructional designer is required to create an online learning program on foundational concepts in ethics for post-graduate students of banking and finance disciplines. The successful candidate will work with a project team of an ethics consultant and staff of UNSW Business School to produce a series of online learning modules on aspects of ethics, including moral imagination, ethical judgment and ethical behaviour. Modules will be interactive, consisting of short videos, texts, activities and self-reflection tasks. Each module will include a formative feedback and summative testing tools. The designer will also liaise with the project team to align modules with a micro-credential.

background in educational design and instruction
skills in working, communicating with a team, meeting deadlines
$750.00/ day for up to 30 days

Further information: For enquiries and completed EOIs, send to Louise Fitzgerald L.fitzgerald@unsw.edu.au


Senior Academic Developer - Portfolio Lead (x 4 GR08 posts) University of Liverpool
Closing date 4 March 2019

Dear Colleagues 

It’s with great pleasure that I am able to announce further opportunities to join the newly established Development Academy at the University of Liverpool.

The Academy is designed as a centre of excellence in the development of practice, with teams focused on enhancing learning and teaching, research, leadership and professional practice for all roles and career stages. At the core of this provision is the Academic Development Team, a group of specialists with responsibility for educational development across the whole institution.

Working in partnership with academic and professional colleagues, this team design and deliver accredited and informal teaching development opportunities for staff, embodying best practice, innovation and creativity.

As the University continues to invest in its people, the Academy now has the exciting opportunity to bring in further expertise and experience to extend our impact and reach. To this end, we are establishing a new team of Senior Academic Developer – Portfolio Leads to take forward the next phase of the University’s enhancement of learning and teaching.

Successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to lead on a key portfolio of activity, with the freedom to innovate and develop our work. In addition, Senior Academic Developers will work across the whole range of educational development activity, initiating new and exciting projects, challenging existing assumptions, engaging the latest thinking and driving forward cutting edge teaching practice.

If you are ready to be part of this exciting phase of development for the University, or know someone who is, further details can be found here (https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.... )

All informal queries can be directed to the Director of the Academy, Dr James Howard: james.howard@liverpool.ac.uk


Workshop on Transitioning Teaching Innovation into Research Publications
Friday, 24th May, 2-4pm

The aim of this workshop is for participants to gain insight into the fields of scholarship and research of learning and teaching within the mathematical and statistical sciences. 

This workshop will explore such questions as:-

How can teaching innovations be transitioned into a research publication?
What are some expectations and accepted ways of working in mathematics and statistics education research?
What does appropriate research design look like?
Which methodologies are suitable for educational research?
How do I choose a journal or conference for my scholarly work?
What is different between educational research and discipline research in the mathematical and statistical sciences?

Via hands-on activities and feedback, participants will gain new perspectives into scholarship and academic publishing in educational research within the mathematical and statistical sciences, opening up new possibilities for their research portfolio.


Date: Friday, 24th May, 2-4pm
Location: Room 202a, Learning and Innovation Building (LIB) - Building 17 (map)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/MathEdRes 

Your Hosts:
Professor Diane Donovan
UQ & Vice-President (Learning and Teaching), Australian Mathematical Society

Professor Chris Tisdell
For more information: Email Chris Tisdell cct@unsw.edu.au

Further information: https://tinyurl.com/MathEdRes


Call for papers - AJET special issue on Digital Equity
Paper deadline: 21st June 2019

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology calls for papers on Digital Equity for a special issue.
Papers are due in June on topics including:

Representational issues in digital access and participation in tertiary education (race, gender, ability)
Policy and practice barriers to digital access to higher education
Incarcerated student participation in digital higher education
Digital divides and barriers
Accessible and assistive technologies
The role of technology in meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Digital pedagogies
Digital literacy
Equitable digital practices
Please see the website for more details: https://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/pages/view/SpecialIssueCall

Further information: https://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/pages/view/SpecialIssueCall


Higher Education in the Headlines

Maskell stops press on MUP plan  | TIM DODD | Australian Higher Education | 06 February, 2019
Duncan Maskell has chosen to ‘refocus’ MUP on being a ‘high-quality scholarly press’.

A Long, Lonely Path | Eric Hoover  | Chronicle of Higher Education | 1 February, 2019
Here’s what the journey to an American college is like for students from the other side of the world.

New English minister signals end to ‘needless’ university bashing | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 31 January, 2019
Striking a different tone from that of his predecessor, Chris Skidmore says value for money is about ‘much more’ than graduate salary figures