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HERDSA offers an annual international conference on topical teaching and learning issues with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, exchange ideas about teaching and learning and learn about current developments from experienced researchers and practitioners.

HERDSA Annual Conference, 2022
28 to 30 June, 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Conference web site: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2022/

HERDSA 2022 will inspire: drawing together experience, analysis and insight in a rapidly changing environment. The disruption of the global pandemic has challenged our assumptions and prompted deep reflection and creative solutions. We are changing the way we work, learn and interact, but we are building from strength.

Showcasing contemporary practice, HERDSA 2022 will combine vibrant face-to-face and virtual streams to welcome participants wherever you are to friendly and collegial activities. The physical conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, conveniently located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. Only 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport, and close to trains, trams and buses.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

HERDSA is able to offer a number of conference grants to support delegates to attend the conference.  The call for applications will be made around the time that submissions close and the deadline for applications will be soon after authors are notified of the acceptance of their submission. Having a presentation accepted for the conference is one of the criteria for being awarded a grant.

HERDSA STUDENT CONFERENCE GRANT (ONE GRANT OF UP TO $1000)

Deadline for applications: to be advertised

A conference grant of up to AUD$1,000 is available to support an under-graduate or post-graduate student to attend and participate in the HERDSA conference. The conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • can demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. geographical location or other personal circumstances)
  • are able to attend the full conference
  • have an accepted conference presentation based on their research or project
  • are the sole author of the presentation (if joint, indicate percentage contribution) and will lead the presentation at the conference
  • are willing to make a contribution to HERDSA Connect if asked
  • have had limited, or no, opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

To apply, complete the HERDSA Student Conference Grant Application Form and email to Office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

Applicants must also submit a supporting letter from the applicant’s research supervisor, including a statement indicating that the applicant complies with the criteria.

HERDSA EARLY CAREER CONFERENCE GRANT (FIVE GRANTS UP TO $1000 EACH)

Deadline for applications: to be advertised

HERDSA aims to support early career staff (academic and professional) in teaching and learning. Participating in the annual HERDSA conference is an opportunity for early career staff to present their research or practice in teaching and learning in higher education, network with experienced scholars, and learn from colleagues.

Early career is defined as not more than five years cumulative experience in higher education.

Five conference grants of up to AUD$1,000 are available to support early career staff (academic or professional) to attend and participate in the HERDSA conferenceThe conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • can demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. geographical location or other personal circumstances)
  • will attend and participate in the full conference
  • have an accepted conference presentation based on their research or practice
  • are the sole author of the presentation (if joint, indicate percentage contribution) and will lead the presentation at the conference
  • are willing to write a contribution to HERDSA Connect 
  • have had limited or no opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

To apply, download the HERDSA Early Career Conference Grant Application Form and email to office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

TAYLOR & FRANCIS CONFERENCE GRANT (FIVE GRANTS OF UP TO $500 EACH)

Deadline for applications:

Taylor & Francis, the publishers of HERDSA’s journal Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) is a sponsor of the annual HERSDA conference. As part of that sponsorship, HERDSA is able to offer five conference grants of up to AUD$500 each to support HERDSA members attend the annual HERDSA conference. The conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

The Taylor & Francis conference grants are open to all current HERDSA members.

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • are able to attend the full conference (applicants for single day registration will be considered)
  • have been accepted to make a presentation at the HERDSA conference
  • are willing to make a contribution to HERDSA Connect if asked
  • have had limited or no opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • are able to demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. student, geographical location, no institutional support or other personal circumstances)
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

To apply, download the Taylor & Francis Conference Travel Grant Application Form and email to office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

Assessment of Applications

Applications for conference grants will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HERDSA Executive. Applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated need and the quality of the application. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as possible so that all applicants can take advantage of the early bird registration rate.

HERDSA PRIZE FOR BEST PRESENTATION BY A STUDENT ($500)

(Judged by members of the HERDSA Professional Learning Portfolio during the conference)

The purpose of the prize is to encourage students to disseminate their work at national and international higher education conferences. Applicants must be presenting a showcase at the HERDSA conference in order to be eligible for this prize.

  •  Presenters will be judged on their ability to effectively communicate as well as on the academic content of their presentation.
  • The prize (AUD$500) will be awarded at the annual HERDSA Conference and is usually presented at the closing ceremony of the conference & awarded the certificate.

HERDSA PRIZE FOR BEST POSTER $500

All posters are eligible for this prize of AUD$500. The purpose of the prize is to promote and recognise excellence in the ability to visually communicate ideas, findings or outcomes related to tertiary education.

Posters will be assessed by all conference delegates – on both the ability to visually communicate as well as on the academic content of the poster. The best poster prize will be awarded to the poster that receives the highest number of votes with two runner up prizes of AUD$250 each awarded.  The priizes will be awarded at the conference.

Conference participants can vote using the conference mobile.

 

 

Past HERDSA Conferences

  • 2022 Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2020 and 2021 Conferences were cancelled due to COVID
  • 2019 Next Generation Higher Education, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2018 [Re] Valuing Higher Education, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 2017 Curriculum Transformation, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 2016 The Shape of Higher Education, Perth, Western Australia
  • 2015 Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2014 Higher Education in a Globalised World, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2013 The Place of Learning and Teaching, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2012 Connections in Higher Education, Hobart, Tasmania
  • 2011 Higher Education on the Edge, Gold Coast, Queensland
  • 2010 Reshaping Higher Education, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2009 The Student Experience, Darwin, Northern Territory
  • 2008 Engaging Communities, Rotorua New Zealand
  • 2007 Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship, Adelaide South Australia
  • 2006 Critical Visions, Perth Western Australia
  • 2005 Higher Education in a Changing World, Sydney New South Wales
  • 2004 Transforming knowledge into wisdom : holistic approaches to teaching and learning, Miri, Sarawak Malaysia
  • 2003 Learning for an Unknown Future, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2002 Quality Conversations, Perth Western Australia
  • 2001 Learning Partnerships, Newcastle, New South Wales
  • 2000 Flexible Learning for a Flexible Society, Toowoomba, Queensland
  • 1999 Cornerstones of higher education, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1998 Transformation in Higher Education, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1997 Advancing International Perspectives, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1996 Different Approaches: Theory and Practice in Higher Education, Perth, Western Australia
  • 1995 Higher education : Blending tradition and technology, Rockhampton, Queensland
  • 1994 Higher education in Transition, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • 1993 Challenging the conventional wisdom in higher education, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1992 Academia under Pressure. Theory and Practice for the 21st Century, Churchill, Victoria
  • 1991 Towards 2000: Trends in Tertiary Teaching, Wellington. New Zealand
  • 1990 Teaching for effective learning, Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1989 Breaking the mould, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1988 Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1987 Reflection and Prospect, Perth, Western Australia
  • 1986 The Learner in Higher Education : A Forgotten Species?, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • 1985 Adaptation and change in tertiary education, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1984 Education, training & employment, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1983 Tertiary Education in the Eighties: Paths to Reward and Growth, Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1982 Issues and solutions in teaching and learning in higher education, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1981 Essential elements of teaching and learning in higher education, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1980 Freedom and control in higher education, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • 1979 Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1978 Research and development in higher education, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1977 Higher Education in a steady state, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976 Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1975 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory