HERDSA Notices 6 September 2017

You are here

* Job Opportunity - Educational Designer UNSW 3+ in UNSW Business School
* 9th Annual Higher Education Summit Asia
* MELT Webinar 1: Introducing the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching
* Take 15 minutes to measure leader behaviours among teaching teams
* Higher Education in the Headlines

To submit an announcement for this list complete the online form at http://herdsa.org.au/herdsa-notices

A full list of HERDSA Notices is online at http://www.herdsa.org.au/latest-news

To unsubscribe or change your email details see http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/herdsa


9th Annual Higher Education Summit Asia 
26 - 29 September 2017
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Part of IBC’s 5th Annual EduCon Asia, the 9th Higher Education Summit is designed to increase learning outcomes and networking opportunities across the education value chain. Get unparalleled insights on accessing growth markets, new approaches to increasing student enrollment, facility development, implementing digital solutions, and much more.

With 250+ participants expected, this remains the region’s top event that brings together a global gathering of both public and private educators. 

Conference Highlights:
3 Co-located conferences, 60+ expert insights, 250+ participants
Shifts in student mobility, enrollment outlook, and growth markets
Successful models in unbundling degrees and customizing courses
Pricing strategies, and new sources of funding 
Design and technology trends in facilities and infrastructure
Gamification, Augmented Reality and AI – how impacted are we, and how to make it happen?

HERDSA is a supporting partner of the 9th Higher Education Summit Asia

Discount for HERDSA members: Quote P10600HERDSA for 20% off normal conference rates!

Further information agoody56@gmail.com


Job Opportunity - Educational Designer UNSW 3+ in UNSW Business School
Applications close: 5pm, Monday 11th September

The Office of the Deputy Dean Education at the UNSW Business School is seeking to appoint an Educational Designer:

• $101,051 – $113,856 plus 9% superannuation and annual leave loading
• Fixed term, full-time (35 hours per week) for a 12-month fixed term

UNSW is working towards the implementation of a new academic calendar (UNSW3+) in 2019. The Educational Designer UNSW 3+ will work closely with the Chair of the Business School 3+ Reference Group and an administrative officer to ensure successful localised implementation of the 3+ calendar. 

To be successful in this role you will have: 
• Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of curriculum.
• Excellent written, interpersonal, negotiation and consultation skills.
• A relevant degree and extensive relevant experience in an academic learning and teaching environment, preferably in the higher education sector.

To apply please go to: https://www.seek.com.au/job/34280227?type=standout&userqueryid=3f4e38679...

Amanda Lockett, UNSW Business School


MELT Webinar 1: Introducing the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching
11 September 2017

This webinar introduces the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching- or MELT for short.
We will overview the core features of the MELT, where they came from and examples that are in use in higher education. 
There are a diversity of models that belong to the MELT family, and they all share the core parameters of the Research Skill Development framework (www.rsd.edu.au), but have been adapted in terminology and shaped to fit each context, and include:

The Work Skill Development framework (2009)
The Clinical Reflection Framework (2012)
The Optimising Problem Solving Pentagon (2014- created by students for students)
Research Mountain (2014- a song version for early childhood)
And arguably the most important… your own MELT

See www.melt.edu.au for the above MELT

Webinar Date: Monday 11 September
Time: 4.30 pm Eastern Australian Standard Time, 4pm Central Australian Standard time, 1.30pm Western Australian Standard Time. 
URL: https://adelaide.zoom.us/j/610356994
Zoom is web-based and user friendly 

Equipment: A headset is good for speaking quality, but not essential- you may just want to text chat or observe.
Please run a sound-check within Zoom before commencement time. Click on the arrow next to the mic icon, bottom left, choose ‘Audio options’ and click ‘Test computer mic and speakers’.
See www.i-melt.edu.au for the conference on the MELT (abstracts for posters are due today- 6 September).

I hope to see you online
John Willison

Further information john.willison@adelaide.edu.au


Take 15 minutes to measure leader behaviours among teaching teams
Survey closes October 15, 2017

We are currently inviting lecturers and professors who hold positions as unit coordinators to participate in a study investigating authentic leadership in teaching teams. This study is being completed as part of my Doctoral of Philosophy (Management) and has received ethics approval (University of Tasmania, Ethics ref: H0016240). 

Participation in the study involves completing a brief online survey which asks questions about leadership behaviours, commitment to the organisation, and leadership ethics.

What is involved in participating in this study?

Participation is this study is voluntary. If you have at least two direct reports in your teaching team and you would like to participate in this study, you will be asked to: 

• Complete a brief (10-15 minute) online survey which asks questions about leader behaviours, commitment to the organisation, and leadership ethics.

• Forward an email invitation to participate in this study to any employees that you directly supervise in your role as unit coordinator. 

If you wish to participate in the study, or view the information sheet, please click here: https://goo.gl/dRZXa8

If you have any questions regarding the study or participation in the study, please contact joseph.crawford@utas.edu.au 

Further information joseph.crawford@utas.edu.au


Higher Education in the Headlines

China ranking strategy pays off | BERNARD LANE  | Australian Higher Education | 06 September, 2017
Tsinghua University has overtaken the University of Melbourne in the Times Higher Education’s global league table

Experts must fight back | Minouche Shafik | Times Higher Education | 31 August, 2017
Amid growing indifference to the public value of universities, the LSE’s Minouche Shafik suggests four ways to restore confidence and pride in the academy