HERDSA Notices 27 September 2017

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* Opportunity through online learning
* Early bird registration closes in 3 days for I-MELT + full draft program now available
* Webinar: MELTing to drive evidence based decision making
* Position Vacant: Senior Project Officer, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, UNSW Business School
* Two continuing part-time positions (could be combined) Faculty of Medicine University of Queensland
* Higher Education in the Headlines

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Opportunity through online learning
2:00 – 4:00 pm, October 6, 2017

HERDSA ACT Branch is invites you to a presentation by Dr Cathy Stone, Conjoint Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle.

Opportunity through online learning: Improving student access, participation and success in higher education

Registration is free - visit our Eventbrite page to register, or the Herdsa - ACT Branch Facebook page for more information.

Further information https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/opportunity-through-online-learning-tick...


Early bird registration closes in 3 days for I-MELT + full draft program now available
30 September 2017

With presentations from 10 different countries on the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching, in STEM, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and the Arts, spanning form First Year to PhD, take this opportunity to check out the full program (draft) and consider capturing the Early Bird registration rate for I-MELT. See: www.i-melt.edu.au for all details and registration for this conference at the National Wine Centre Adelaide, 11-13 December 2017. 

There are presentation streams on research skills, problem based learning, work skills, critiques, system/university-wide thinking, e-learning, schooling, authentic learning and partnerships. Workshops will run in parallel to presentation sessions, so that you may have a change of pace during the 3 day program, and find time and ways to adapt MELT to your practice and context.

Early bird registration closes 30 September so take the low rate option to join colleagues from SE Asia, the Pacific, Europe, North and South America and across Australasia for a conference that may MELT your mind.

Please contact me if you have any questions
John Willison
University of Adelaide

Further information www.i-melt.edu.au


Webinar: MELTing to drive evidence based decision making
6 October 2017

Dear colleagues
Join presenters from four Higher Education institutions in South Australia for a webinar on their various uses and adaptions of the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT)for Evidence based decision making.

See www.melt.edu.au for details on the MELT.

Date: Friday 6 October, 1 hour
12.30 pm Central Daylight time 
1.00 pm Eastern Daylight time
12.00 pm Eastern Standard time
10.00 am WA
(+10.30 GMT/Universal time)
URL: https://adelaide.zoom.us/j/602861578

The Zoom platform 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’.

I hope to see you online
John Willison
University of Adelaide

Further information john.willison@adelaide.edu.au


Position Vacant: Senior Project Officer, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, UNSW Business School
Applications close: Wednesday 11th October

Position reference number: 59717

• $101,051 – $113,856 plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
• Continuing, full-time (35 hours per week) 

The Senior Project Officer will manage a range of accreditation and quality assurance related projects, all of which contribute to the delivery of an exemplary educational experience for students – the UNSW Scientia Educational Experience. These projects include ongoing maintenance of international and professional accreditations, management of the Business School’s cycle of academic program reviews, and local representation and implementation of UNSW QA initiatives.

Applications are to be submitted online and must address the selection criteria listed in the position description. For further information about the position see https://www.jobs.unsw.edu.au/

Further information Further information contact Amanda Lockett on a.lockett@unsw.edu.au or (02) 9385 6182.


Two continuing part-time positions (could be combined) Faculty of Medicine University of Queensland
Applications close early October

The Faculty of Medicine at University of Queensland has two part-time academic positions available: A a new position "Written Examination Lead" responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of written examinations across all 4 years of the Doctor of Medicine Program. This position is located in the expanding and vibrant Office of Medical Education (further details: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/501137/written-examinations-lead). There is also a part-time position as lecturer Clinical Sciences (further details here: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/501136/lecturer-in-clinical-sciences). If you are interested in a full time position it may be possible to combine these positions.

Further information http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/listing/


Higher Education in the Headlines

Debt fears over fund wind-up | BERNARD LANE | Australian Higher Education | 27 September, 2017
Stakeholders say ending the Education Investment Fund will force universities to raise debt for research facilities.

The Free-Speech Stronghold | Sarah Brown | Chronicle of Higher Education | 22 September, 2017
Purdue University has won praise for embracing all expression. What risk does that posture bring in an era of violence?

English fee cut, grant plan would give ‘more control’ to aid STEM | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 21 September, 2017
Chancellor appears to adopt IFS blueprint, but elements of reported plans bring ‘real concerns’ for universities