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Branches and Regional networks are strongly encouraged within the HERDSA community. These may be organised by the Executive or other local members. Limited funds are available for local networking activities such as colloquia, fora, post-conference presentations, network meetings, or speakers. To apply for funding contact the HERDSA President or your local network contact.

Branch Handbook

A copy of the HERDSA Branch Handbook (PDF) is available for free download.
 

NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW)

The HERDSA NSW Branch provides an interdisciplinary scholarly community of regional and metropolitan members to promote the development of Higher Education policy, practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.  The branch provides opportunities for professional leadership and capability development for members.

HERDSA NSW Co-Branch Chairs

HERDSA NSW committee members

  • Co-Secretaries: Saeed Shaeri (CSU) and Rachael Haines-Wesson (Sydney University) 
  • Co-Treasurers: Kathleen Tait (Macquarie University) and Nidhish Francis (CSU) 
  • Communication/ Member Liaison: Danielle Eden (University of Sydney), David van Reyk (UTS) david.vanreyk@uts.edu.au,
  • Events Chair: Anke Ryan (University of Sydney) 
  • Events Team/Committee: Yann Guisard (CSU), Luk Swiatek (UNSW), Geoff Dutton (CSU), Rachel Haines-Wesson (University of Sydney), Eliza Wu (University of Sydney), Deb Clarke (CSU), Pam Megaw (Torrens University), Denise Wood (CSU), Maureen Bell (UOW), Patricia Logan (CSU), Sharon Aris (Australian College of Applied Psychology) 

 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)
 

The HERSDA ACT Branch is an active network of professionals across all local universities committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. Monthly research seminars, educational workshops and newsletters provide opportunities for collaboration, peer support and networking.  Several HERDSA TATAL (Talking about Teaching and Learning) groups are active in the ACT with close linkages to HERDSA branches across Australasia.   

HERDSA ACT Branch Chair

HERDSA ACT Branch Vice Chair

HERDSA ACT Committee members

Debbie Lackerstein, UNSW

University email contact: d-lackerstein@adfa.edu.au

Pam Roberts, Branch Member

 

QUEENSLAND
 

The HERDSA Queensland branch aims to promote engagement with state-based and national learning and teaching scholarship and research by enhancing the accessibility and relevance of our activities for members.

Branch Chair

  • Kerry Russo (JCU)

Kerry.Russo@jcu.edu.au

Treasurer

  • Christy Collis (USQ)

Branch committee members

  • Ruth Greenaway (USC)
  • Mary-Ann Shuker (Griffith University)
  • Kay Colthorpe (UQ)
  • Trisha Poole (USQ)
  • Dana Burfeind (QUT)

Branch web page
 https://www.linkedin.com/company/herdsa/ 

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
 

The HERDSA SA branch aims to make HERDSA relevant to and inclusive of discipline-based academics in the three South Australian universities.

Branch Chair

Branch committee members

 

TASMANIA
 

The Branch was established in October 2011 and, in conjunction with the University of Tasmania, facilitates the coordination of learning and teaching opportunities for professional development of HERDSA members. A pre-HERDSA conference workshop in June and a post-conference workshop in July enable members to share scholarly activities and receive peer feedback. In addition, members attend a workshop and collegial event during the annual University of Tasmania Teaching Matters conference. The Branch aims to inform members about best practices in learning and teaching and provide a forum for members to develop collaborative networks.

Branch Chair

Branch committee members

VICTORIA
 

The HERDSA Victorian Branch consists of a group of passionate educators and researchers who are committed to continual improvement of the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning . The Branch was established by Peter Ling in 1992. The Branch promotes the ongoing development and currency of members knowledge and skills by presenting regular vibrant and inclusive scholarly events, featuring expert speakers, as well as opportunities for members to network and share practice ideas.

Branch Chair

  • Julia Choate

julia.choate@monash.edu

Office Bearers

Deputy Chair

  • Tim Beaumont
    University of Melbourne

Secretary

  • Puspha Sinnayah

Communications and Events

General Members

  • Sandra McLaren - University of Melbourne
  • Tulsa Andrews - Fed University
  • Josephine Lang - University of Melbourne
  • Fiona Wahr - Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Alexandra Johnston - University of Melbourne

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
 

In line with HERDSA national and international, the WA Branch promotes HERDSA WA as a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. HERDSA WA runs a series of seminars (approximately five per year) under the title ‘Scholarship Profiled’, with the aim of providing local researchers the opportunity to share scholarly information. As a follow-up from the annual HERDSA conference, the WA Branch hosts a half-day seminar named ‘HERDSA Rekindled’ providing a series of short presentations by the WA conference presenters. This has been hugely successful in the past two years.

Branch Chair

  • Katrina Strampel

k.strampel@ecu.edu.au

Branch committee members

HONG KONG
 

Aiming to contribute to the advancement of higher education in Hong Kong, HERDSA Hong Kong Branch has been working with colleagues to form a learning community in which best practices in important areas like staff development and student learning.

Branch Chair

Branch committee members

Branch web page
http://herdsahk.edublogs.org
 

NEW ZEALAND
 

HERDSA New Zealand has members from more than 15 tertiary institutions around the country. Our aim is to promote, assist and advance tertiary education in New Zealand. Our particular focus is building a community of tertiary educators and facilitating the improvement of teaching, research and policy. We will represent the interests of members, provide opportunities for networking and professional development, recognise and reward outstanding contributions to tertiary education in New Zealand, and encourage cooperation with other organisations and agencies who have similar interests in tertiary education. We run an annual conference (Tertiary Education Research NZ) when we are not hosting the Australasian HERDSA Conference, as well as regular workshops and seminars. We offer the TERNZ medal to recognise and reward outstanding contributions to tertiary educational research in New Zealand.

Branch Chair

Treasurer

Secretary

Branch committee members

Branch web page
http://www.herdsa.org.nz/