HERDSA Notices 7 June 2017

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* Thinking of going to HERDSA 2017?  It’s not too late!
* Experienced HERDSA Professional Buddies wanted
* Open call for Expressions of Interest - HERD Special Issue, 2019
* ACT HERDSA Branch Mid-Winter Meeting & Networking
* New position Deputy Director, Learning Design available at Charles Sturt University
* Making Room for Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom
* Changing The Way We Think And Do ‘International Education’ - Sydney workshop
* Learning & Teaching in a Supercomplex World: Internationalisation of the Curriculum Forum 2017
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Thinking of going to HERDSA 2017?  It’s not too late!

The 2017 HERDSA Conference is packed with great speakers, great presentations from around Australia and overseas, great innovations to be shared and of course great networking opportunities!  In addition, there are pre-conference workshops, dinners with the keynote speakers where you can get up-close and personal – ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered AND you can bring your students.  This year we have a program packed with relevant presentations and activities to engage student participation!

Don’t miss out!  Book online at http://www.herdsa2017.org/registration.php


Experienced HERDSA Professional Buddies wanted
16 June

The HERDSA Professional Buddy Program is designed to make new conference delegates feel welcome and included in all HERDSA Conference activities. We have a lot of new delegates volunteer and now we need more experienced professional buddies to volunteer to connect up with their newer colleagues. 

To sign up to be a professional buddy complete the online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3RD8G3

Deadline Friday 16th June 2017. You will receive an email on Tuesday 20th June 2017 to inform you of your Buddy’s details!

Dr Deb Clarke
Chair, New Scholars Portfolio, HERDSA Executive


Open call for Expressions of Interest - HERD Special Issue, 2019.
4 September 2017

The Higher Education Research & Development (HERD Editorial Team invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for our Special Issue, 2019. The is HERD Special Issue is a collection of articles in a single issue focused on a shared topic or theme relevant to the international HERD audience and published once a year. 
Potential Guest Editors are welcome to discuss ideas with HERD Editors before submitting an EOI.
• Co-Executive Editor: Wendy Green (W.J.Green@utas.edu.au)
• Co-Executive Editor: Craig Whitsed (c.whitsed@murdoch.edu.au)
For further information: http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/ed/herd_2017_si
EOI Deadline: 4 September 2017

Further information http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/ed/herd_2017_si


ACT HERDSA Branch Mid-Winter Meeting & Networking
16 June

Hosted and Facilitated by Dr Pam Roberts
Charles Sturt University ACT offices, 10-12 Brisbane Ave, Ground Floor Seminar Room
Please bring a small item for our midwinter table to share

* Welcome of members and HERDSA ACT update
* Pre-HERDSA Conference short presentations – the practice run!
* Networking and roundtable discussions on issues affecting Higher Education
RSVP Wednesday 14 June 2017 to Oerlemans.karin@gmail.com

Further information https://www.facebook.com/actherdsa/


New position Deputy Director, Learning Design available at Charles Sturt University
Applications close: 18 June, 2017

A new position of Deputy Director, Learning Design is available in Charles Sturt University’s learning and teaching centre.

- Full Time, Fixed term (up to 2 years)
- Level C/D – $112,840 to $149,686 p.a. (Plus 17% Superannuation)
- Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange or Wagga Wagga

 The Deputy Director is an innovative leadership position with responsibility for assisting with the Director’s strategic work on course design and overseeing the Learning Design Unit's (LDU) three teams: Subject/Module Design, Subject Delivery and Course/Program Design. The Deputy Director will ensure that Course Directors, Subject Convenors and academic staff in Faculties are supported and developed with regard to assessment design, professional learning, quality assurance, alignment to standards, the CSU Curriculum Learning and Teaching Framework and CSU policies.

A number of course teams, led in Faculties by Course Directors, are engaged in a systems approach to course design using CSU’s bespoke software, CourseSpace, as well as design and development of individual subjects. The Learning Design Unit also supports CSU initiatives such as the Online Learning Model and Assessment Quality.

Learning Design is one of five units in the Division of Student Learning. DSL comprises teams of academic and professional staff who work with Schools and Faculties to design curricula, develop effective online resources, monitor quality through a suite of evaluation and reporting services, offer professional learning programs for academics, as well as create and maintain central technology-supported learning and teaching environments.

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria listed in the position description - see https://webkiosk.csu.edu.au/wssk/WK8227$VDC1.Startup?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=95902 (under www.csu.edu.au/jobs)


Making Room for Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom
22 June

FREE EVENT: Thursday, 22 June 2017 at 12 pm. CQUniversity, Lecture Theatre 1.16. 
120 Spencer St (Entrance via Little Collins St), Melbourne 3000

Guest Speaker
Avron Barr
Principal, Aldo Ventures, Inc. 
Chair, IEEE Learning Technology Standards Association

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://cqu.zoom.us/j/500722508 
Join from dial-in phone line: Dial: +61 2 8015 2088; Meeting ID: 500 722 508

Organized by: Dr. Edilson Arenas
School of Engineering and Technology, CQUniversity
Phone +61 3 96160570
RSVP by 19 June 2017

Further information e.arenas@cqu.edu.au


Changing The Way We Think And Do ‘International Education’ - Sydney workshop
23 June

On Friday 23 June, Dr Wendy Green will lead a discussion based on her current work on engaging students as partners in global learning. Our interconnected, interdependent world needs graduates who can live, work and continue to learn ethically and effectively in culturally diverse contexts. Internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) is widely regarded as one of the means by which universities intentionally engage university staff and students in global learning; that is, in the critical reflection on our own cultural identities and the development of a global/local imagination. Engaging in such teaching and learning can be challenging because the process prompts us to reflect on, and sometimes adjust our cultural values and worldview. However, both teachers and students have valuable cultural knowledge and life experiences that, when shared and respected, can enrich our approaches for internationalising the curriculum.

With the support of an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship during 2017, Wendy is working with staff and students in four Australian universities (including the University of Sydney) to pilot innovative approaches for internationalisation of the curriculum. All of these approaches are inspired by the values and principles of the ‘Students as partners’ framework (Healey et al, 2014), in that they engage students and university staff as active, critical, and agentic partners in learning and teaching.

Wendy will provide an overview of the ongoing work of the Fellowship, its aims, key questions and outcomes to date, and invite participants to share their own experiences and questions about global learning and partnership work.

Wendy Green, PhD is a Senior Lecturer and Graduate Research Coordinator in the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching at the University of Tasmania. Her Australian National Teaching Fellowship (2017) is enabling her to focus on the research and development of innovative practices that ‘engage students in global learning’. Wendy is Co-Executive Editor of Higher Education Research and Development and Convenor of the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) Network.

All are welcome to attend this free workshop on Friday 23 June 2017
1.30pm – 3.00pm
Room 218, Level 2, Fisher Library South (F04), The University of Sydney
Please register at the link below:

Further information http://sydney.edu.au/education-portfolio/ei/teaching@sydney/changing-way...


Learning & Teaching in a Supercomplex World: Internationalisation of the Curriculum Forum 2017
3 July 2017

IEAA’s Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) Forum provides a national platform to explore the challenges and the benefits of actively engaging students and staff in the process of internationalising the curriculum. The 2017 Forum will bring together teachers, academics, professional and managerial staff to explore what it means and could mean to educate in the supercomplex, globalising world of the 21st century. Speakers include Ronald Barnett, Betty Leask and Fazal Rizvi. 

To find out more please visit the IEAA forum webpage. https://www.ieaa.org.au/professional-development/event/internationalisat...

Further information https://www.ieaa.org.au/professional-development/event/internationalisat...


I-MELT: 6 months till the conference and 6 weeks until short papers due + Special Issue of JUTLP
24 July 2017 short papers due

Dear colleagues
With Keynotes from two islands and two continents, and presentations, e-posters and workshops from colleagues around the globe, why not MELT in Adelaide’s summer at this international conference?
I-MELT stands for the International conference for Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching and runs 11-13 December 2017 at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide. All information about registration, paper submission and accommodation is available at www.i-melt.edu.au. Interstate and overseas visitors note: we have reserved a limited amount of accommodation for I-MELT participants, and this may disappear as December is high season.

I-MELT is an opportunity for fluid conversations that thaw out sometimes frozen concepts around engaging students and engaging us as university staff. The models used to inform the conference emerged out of many organic modifications of the Research Skill development framework (www.rsd.edu.au), including the Work Skill Development framework, the Optimising Problem Solving pentagon, Research Mountain (a song version for primary School), and the numerous other MELT that have emerged (www.I-MELT.edu.au).

We welcome short papers of 1500-2000 words that critique, combine, adapt, pilot and/or research curriculum implementations of any of the MELT. There is a practice stream and a research stream for presentations, e-posters and workshops. Support for short papers is provided at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rsd/i-melt/papers/support/ and we encourage early submission to enable an improvement process of more than one cycle.

Some short papers accepted through peer-review for I-MELT will be invited to submit a full paper for a Special Issue of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, scheduled for October 2018. The special issue is titled 'Research Skill Development spanning Higher Education: Connections, critiques and curricula'. 
In addition there will be a call for direct Expressions of Interest to the Special Issue in the next few weeks.
Don’t forget to register for I-MELT and I hope to see you there.
John for the I-MELT organising committee.

Further information query@i-melt.edu.au


Higher Education in the Headlines

Challenge to keep up with changes | JULIE HARE | Australian Higher Education | Date, 2017
It’s rare to have a report published at a more serendipitous juncture in time.

General election 2017: 54% backing for Labour in THE poll | John Morgan| Times Higher Education | 1 June, 2017
Tories backed by just 7 per cent of UK university staff responding to survey