HERDSA Notices 6 March 2019

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* HERDSA Executive Election 2019-2021
* Travel grant applications are open for HERDSA Conference 2019
* Expression of Interest – Senior Lecturer and Lead - Work Integrated Learning – Monash Nursing and Midwifery
* Position Vacant - Head of Support for Learning, Murdoch University
* Applications for ISaPI Change Institute close on 31 March
* MERGA Conference
* IJAD Special Edition - Call for Submissions
* New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

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HERDSA Executive Election 2019-2021

Nominations for the HERDSA Executive have now been viewed and the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies for the current HERDSA Executive positions.  To resolve this, according to the HERDSA Constitution, an election must be held.  

To view and cast your vote for those members who have nominated please go to http://www.herdsa.org.au/executive-election-2019 and vote on your selection for the 2019-2021 HERDSA Executive. 

NOTE: You must log into the HERDSA web site to view the ballot form and cast your votes for the eight (8) candidates you would like to represent you on the HERDSA Executive..

The voting will be open for two weeks from 9.00am 06 March and will close at 5.00pm on 20 March 2019

Members will be advised of the outcome of the voting as soon as possible after all nominees have been notified.

Jennifer Ungaro
HERDSA Returning Officer


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

Travel grant applications are open for HERDSA Conference 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/


Expression of Interest – Senior Lecturer and Lead - Work Integrated Learning – Monash Nursing and Midwifery
Friday 22 March 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT

Job No: 590030
Location: Clayton and Peninsula campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)
The Opportunity
Monash Nursing and Midwifery is seeking a suitably qualified and motivated nurse academic to join our world-class School.
The School is seeking to appoint at a Level C, dependent on experience, qualifications and track record. 
Candidates with expertise in nurse education, work integrated learning and clinical placements, in a healthcare or tertiary setting, are strongly encouraged to apply.
As part of your expression of interest, you are required to include the following:
(1) Cover letter addressing how you meet the key responsibilities
(2) Current CV
Position Description and how to apply
Please see the ‘Further information’ link to apply.

Further information: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/590030/expression-of-inter...


Position Vacant - Head of Support for Learning, Murdoch University
Closing Date 27th March 2019

Head of Support for Learning
Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) Portfolio

• Fixed term for 5 years, full time position 
• Senior Lecturer ACSLC | $131k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions 
• Salary Packaging opportunities 
• Ref: 1993A01/202218

The Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) portfolio supports the University’s Student and Education Strategic Plan to achieve its strategic goal to provide an outstanding education experience for every student, leading to its graduates being innovators and fully prepared for their future careers.

The Role

The position’s purpose is to ensure that students experience an excellent standard of academic learning support within Murdoch University units and degree courses, leading to high levels of retention, success and progression.

Skills and Experience

The preferred candidate will have:

• A PhD in a relevant area
• An outstanding track record of successful teaching, research and scholarship in the area of learning support or a closely related area within higher education
• Successful academic leadership experience in learning support or a related area, including experience in design and delivery of contemporary curricula and co-designed and embedded learning support programs and activities
• Successful experience of overseeing budgets and administrative systems, including data analysis, program evaluation and business case development
• Demonstrated success in leading and managing staff in a university environment
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, conceptual and analytical skills including the ability to work positively and collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues from all areas of the university
• A commitment to equity and an ability to demonstrate social justice principles in learning and teaching contexts


• Sector leadership and engagement with local, state and national organisations in the field
• Completion of a relevant teaching qualification, program or recognition scheme such as a HEA Senior Fellowship

Work Requirements
• Ability to travel between Murdoch University campuses when required

Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the duties, skills and experience required for this role.

To Apply

Please submit the following documents via the Apply Online button below:

• A cover letter
• Your most recent resume (CV)
• A statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted. Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Position contact: Kylie Readman, Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at Kylie.Readman@murdoch.edu.au

Closing date: 27th March 2019 (11:59pm)

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


Applications for ISaPI Change Institute close on 31 March

If you are thinking of applying for the International Students as Partners Institute (ISaPI) in Adelaide, the deadline for application for the Change Institute is the end of the month. On the other hand, if you are interested in participating in the workshops, the deadline for registration is 23 June. 

The fourth ‘International Students as Partners Institute (ISaPI)* in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ will be hosted by the University of Adelaide, Australia in association with McMaster University, Canada from 10-12 July 2019. The Transforming Futures: International Perspectives on Research Based Education Conference* will also be held at the University from 14-16 July. There is a discount if you participate in both events. Please pass this message on to any colleagues you think may be interested.

The overall aim of ISaPI is to build the capacity and understanding of faculty, staff, and students to develop, design, implement, and disseminate initiatives that promote the practice of students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education.

The first three ISaPIs were held at McMaster University, where it will return in 2020. Around 250 staff/faculty and students participated in roughly equal numbers. Here are some comments:
“Thanks for this most challenging and rewarding experience, a very inspiring three days! We very much appreciated both the balance between systematic impetus, drawing on the community present and focusing on our own issues.” 

“By far the most beneficial and enjoyable aspects … were the networking opportunities which led to collaboration and collective knowledge building. The international nature of these discussions really helped me to reconsider my assumptions about partnership.”

In 2019, staff and faculty are encouraged, where possible, to bring a student with them, or students to bring a member of staff/faculty with them to participate in a three-day interactive Students as Partners (SaP) workshop. Participants will be able to focus on aspects of SaP of most interest to them. The workshop will be run by a new team, so previous participants are encouraged to join us again.

Alternatively, teams of 4-6 faculty/staff and students (at least two of each) from an institution can apply to join a three-day Change Institute (similar to the Transforming Practice Program in Australia) at which they’ll develop a ‘students as partners’ initiative they plan to implement in the coming year. Details of projects undertaken in 2018 are available on the McMaster website.

The activities will be facilitated by a highly experienced international team of staff/faculty and students from Australia, Canada, and UK. 

One of the outcomes of the first ISaPI was the establishment of the International Journal for Students as Partners, which publishes research articles, case studies, reflective essays and opinion pieces. It is run, like ISaPI, by an international team of faculty/staff and students. Some of the editors will be at ISaPI19.

For further details and booking please go to: https://cvent.me/nG97q 

Key Dates & Deadlines
• 19 December 2018: Registration for Institute workshop opens on a first come, first served basis.
• 31 March 2019: Change Institute applications due (Apply Here!)
• End of April 2019: Change Institute teams notified of acceptance
• 23 June 2019: Registration closes
• 10-12 July 2019: Institute held in Adelaide

*Please note if viewing the ISaPI or Transforming Futures Conference websites on a smart phone the drop-down menu is available if you hit the button (three horizontal lines) in the top left-hand corner of the screen!

Further information: https://cvent.me/nG97q


MERGA Conference
30 June - 4 July

If you are interested in mathematics educational research, then perhaps you would like to attend the 42nd MERGA Conference to be held at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Please go to the link for more information.

Further information: http://www.promaco.com.au/events/MERGA/


IJAD Special Edition - Call for Submissions
August 2019

international Journal for Academic Development (IJAD) s calling for submissions for a new special issue with the theme Strategic Academic Development in Asia.The call for submissions is available from the Taylor & Francis website. Manuscripts are due by August 2019, with anticipated publication in June 2020.

For further information or queries, please contact the Special Issue co-editors: Johan Geertsema (cdthead{at}nus.edu.sg) or Mark Gan Joo Seng (mark.gan{at}nus.edu.sg)

Further information: cdthead@nus.edu.sg


New online first articles in Higher Education Research and Development

Authentic assessment for a more inclusive history, Hannah Forsyth & Jedidiah Evans, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1581140

Enabling transformation through critical engagement and reflexivity: a case study of South African academics, Grace Ese-osa Idahosa & Louise Vincent, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1581142

Fostering self-efficacy and self-regulation in higher education: a matter of autonomy support or academic motivation? Dorothy Duchatelet & Vincent Donche, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1581143

A seamless blend of research and professional practice: dual coupling in engineering education, Marie Magnell & Lars Geschwind, https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1581141

All this and more on the Higher Education Research and Development twitter feed at https://twitter.com/HERDJournal