HERDSA Notices 7 March 2018

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* Dawn Bennett - Developing employABILITY roadshow
* UNSW is recruiting
* Cfp Integrating international students in local (student) communities. A theory-to-practice perspective
* Call for Papers - Performing the University (working title)
* Call for Papers: Theories and theoretical concepts in the higher education research process
* Call for Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) Special Issue Proposals
* Invitation to the CiTEL Curriculum Conference, Brisbane
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Dawn Bennett - Developing employABILITY roadshow

Professor Dawn Bennett will be conducting a series of HERDSA workshops related to her Senior National Fellowship with the former Office for Learning and Teaching. The Fellowship positioned employability development
as the cognitive and social development of students as capable and informed individuals, professionals and social citizens. The HERDSA workshops will introduce participants to resources and strategies with which to embed employABILITY within existing courses. 

Participants will gain:
• Access to the online self-assessment profile tool for students;
• Resources, ready to embed into an LMS or unit outline;
• Career stories to share with students; and
• Examples of the SoTL and educational research that flow from students’ respones and

Each session comprises a two-hour workshop followed by a one-hour drop-in session.
Please visit http://developingemployability.edu.au/ or join the Community of
Practive (CoP) at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13553226

Workshops will be held in Hong Kong (6-9 March), 
Perth 6th April 
Adelaide 9th April
Melbourne 11th April 
Launceston 13th April
Brisbane 19th April
Sunshine Coast 23rd April
Townsville 24th April.

Further information https://developingemployability.edu.au/event/herdsa-roadshow/


UNSW is recruiting
Applications due 13th March.

The Academic Development Services team is recruiting for a team manager. All details can be found on the website.

Further information https://applicant.cghrm.unsw.edu.au/psp/hrm/NS_CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.H...


Cfp Integrating international students in local (student) communities. A theory-to-practice perspective
30 March 2018

Integrating international students in local (student) communities. A theory-to-practice perspective
Call for papers special issue Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education (Winter 2019 issue)
Guest editor: Christof Van Mol (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

Over the past years, great progress has been made in research on international student mobility and migration in higher education (hereafter ISM). Nevertheless, in-depth insights into the mechanisms that foster or impede the local integration of international students remain relatively limited today. Furthermore, whereas our theoretical and empirical understanding of ISM expanded significantly, the translation of research findings into practical implications which stakeholders can use in their daily work with students are also still limited. Although ‘good practices’ regarding the integration of international students and/or mixing of international and national students are sometimes described, we need more in-depth analyses on what kind of practices, interventions and/or programmes work and why they work, i.e. the mechanisms/factors explaining why they are successful. Furthermore, there is little analysis of ‘bad practices’ in the literature and why these practices, interventions and/or programmes did not work. However, such insights are also very relevant to scholars and practitioners as they can, for example, shine light on the factors that impede integration or indicate routes which practitioners should not follow when creating integration programmes or interventions. 

Given this background, we invite contributions which investigate the integration of international higher education students in local (student) communities. Particular attention should be paid to what kind of practices, interventions and/or programmes work or not, and why this is the case (i.e. the mechanisms behind it). The analyses might be situated at different levels (e.g. the classroom, housing programmes, university policies) or in different contexts, but all papers should pay particular attention to the practical implications of their findings for practitioners. Furthermore, contributions that adopt a comparative perspective (between programmes/interventions, student groups, higher education institutions, and/or countries) are also particularly welcomed. Given the theory-to-practice focus of this special issue and the journal, full papers are expected not to be longer than 3,500 words (references, figures, etc. included).

About the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education
The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education is a relatively new journal. It is the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG). HESIG supports development, analysis, and dissemination of theory-, policy-, and practice-related issues that influence higher education. Accordingly, the journal publishes work from the complementary fields of comparative, international, and development education addressing these issues.

We welcome extended abstracts of no more than 750 words including your name, title, email, and institutional affiliation by 30 March 2018 at the latest. The extended abstract should include some background information, a clear description of the kind of data and analysis that will be used, and – if already available – the main (preliminary) findings. All files must be submitted in word format to Christof Van Mol (C.VanMol@uvt.nl). All authors will be informed on whether their abstract is accepted before 27 April 2018. Full papers (with a maximum of 3,500 words) are expected mid-August 2018, in order to submit them for anonymous peer review before September 2018. The special issue will be published in the Winter 2019 issue of the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education.

Further information c.vanmol@uvt.nl


Call for Papers - Performing the University (working title)
The deadline for proposals is Tuesday 3 April 2018.

Volume Editors: 
James Arvanitakis (Western Sydney University)
Peter Copeman (University of Canberra) 
Amanda Burrell (Western Sydney University)

We invite chapter proposals for contributions to an anthology representing a range of perspectives that might explore the broad notion of the university as performance. We can see parallels between performance events and the idea of the university. Performance events seek the productive immersion both of performers and of audiences in a co-constructed present experience of meaning-making, in a way where something significant happens to them, where they contribute to and shape what is happening, and where they are also conscious of the experience in a way that takes them into and beyond the present moment. Similarly, in the university, we search for ways to promote the productive involvement both of educators and of students in co-constructed experiences of meaning-making. This happens in a way where something significant happens to both, where they contribute to what is happening, and where they are conscious of the experience in a way that takes them into and beyond it. 

We invite other interpretations that assert a good fit with the book concept. Please feel free to contact Peter Copeman <peter.copeman@canberra.edu.au> for an initial discussion to help determine likely suitability.

We also propose to include a bibliography of previously publications that could otherwise have been eligible for consideration for this book, and so invite submissions either of copies of such publications or links to them, together with a paragraph or so for each outlining a case for why they should be considered.

Proposal Guidelines
Email a 300-400 word abstract to Peter Copeman (peter.copeman@canberra.edu.au).
Please include a 150-200 word bio highlighting your performance/performance studies or related credentials.
Final length of accepted manuscripts will be 4000-6000 words. 


Call for Papers: Theories and theoretical concepts in the higher education research process
Deadline for applications 15th of April 2018

The fifth Summer School on Higher Education
Time: 13th - 14st of August 2018
Place: University of Jyväskylä, Ruusupuisto, Alvar Aallon katu 9

Keynote speaker:

·         Prof. Anna Kosmützky, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Evening workshop convenor:

·         University lecturer Johanna Kiili (PhD), University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The theme of this year Summer School is ”Theories and theoretical concepts in the higher education research process”. The summer school addresses the big decisions faced by all PhD students in the course of their PhD: the choice of the theories and theoretical concepts and their match to the chosen methodologies. The keynote and the evening workshop, as well as the student papers may focus on any or all of following themes:

·         Relationships between theories and data in higher education (HE) research
·         Theories/concepts and methodological choices
·         Process of choice of relevant theories and theoretical concepts in HE research
·         Development of theories through empirical research
The summer school provides PhD students an opportunity to present and get feedback on their own research as well as to meet senior researchers and other PhD students from the field of higher education research. The format of the summer school is based on students presenting their own papers, commenting on papers by other students and receiving feedback also from senior colleagues. Each paper will be commented by a student discussant and senior discussant. The senior commentators will be recruited after we will receive abstracts from participants. The language of the summer school is English.

PhD students may receive credits for presenting a paper in the summer school. However, each student must negotiate this with their supervisor in advance. Recommended credit amount for participation is 3 ECTS credits.

Practical information:

Participation in the summer school is free of charge. Accommodation is offered free of charge for one night in two person room in hotel Alba, close to the summer school venue.

Participants of the summer school (18-20 persons) will be accepted based on relevance of the abstract to higher education research and the topic of the summer school as well as quality of it. The abstract (max. 1000 words) should comprise out of short description of theoretical background, data, methods as well as expected results. The abstracts should also explicitly address at least one of the abovementioned themes related to the topic of this year’s Summer School.  

The Summer School is organised by Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) and Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF).

Important dates:

·  The deadline for the applications is 15th April 2018
·  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15th of May 2018
·  The participants are asked to submit the full papers (3-5 pages) by 1st of August 2018

Application form, instructions on writing an abstract and a paper as well as the updated program can be found on our web page: https://korkeakoulututkimus.fi/summerschool2018

Please note that this year summer school is followed by SANORD conference: https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/en/collaboration/international-co-operation/sa...


Call for Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP) Special Issue Proposals
Special Issue Proposals are due by Monday 30 April 2018.
The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice is calling for proposals for 2019 special issues, especially on contemporary themes associated with effective and innovative teaching and learning practice in the higher education environment.

The expectation is that the special issue would be of interest to an international audience. To propose a special issue please download the Special Issue Proposal form from the JUTLP website at http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/latestnews.html and email the completed Special Issue Proposal form to Associate Professor Dominique Parrish at dominique.parrish@uow.edu.au


Invitation to the CiTEL Curriculum Conference, Brisbane
Event date 25 and 26 May 2018

We would like to invite you to join us on the 25th and 26th May for the 2018 CiTEL Curriculum Conference. 
With the theme of “ASSESSMENT – 2019 & BEYOND”, there is a particular focus for practitioners on strategies for implementing the new Queensland senior assessment processes and requirements. Hosted by the Centre for Innovation, Teaching Excellence and Leadership at Lourdes Hill College, the 2018 Curriculum Conference will provide a unique opportunity to access assessment experts in the tertiary and secondary sectors through presentations, hands-on workshops and opportunities for participants to work with their peers. 
The conference will be a good opportunity for the tertiary and secondary sectors to meet over the common ground of Assessment. Academics and university students, especially pre-service teachers are welcome. 

More information is available on the Conference website.

Further information www.citel.com.au


Higher Education in the Headlines

Top scientist under scrutiny | SIAN POWELL | Australian Higher Education | 07 March, 2018
Sexual harassment allegations naming eminent statistician Terry Speed, have recently emerged on the internet.

How Maine Became a Laboratory for the Future of Public Higher Ed | Lee Gardner  | Chronicle of Higher Education | 2 March, 2018
Many states face a drop in the number of high-school graduates, but Maine’s will be especially steep. University leaders there have had to get creative.

One in three students globally now in private higher education | Ellie Bothwell | Times Higher Education | 1 March, 2018
Quality an ‘urgent concern’ as study reveals significant growth of private sector worldwide