HERDSA News 3 August 2022

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* HERDSA Webinar: Education Focussed Academics:the changing face of academia
* HERDSA Webinar: Pedagogies of humility, agility and relationality, and a little river magic, to support Indigenous higher education
* TERNZ Conference
* Vacancies: 3 x Educational Designers at University of Wollongong
* Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC

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HERDSA Webinar: Education Focussed Academics:the changing face of academia
Thursday 4th August 2022

There have always been discipline based academics whose passion has been education rather than research. The contribution and commitment of these faculty, while often valued within their own department, has largely gone unrecognised at an institutional level in absence of clear guidelines and a national policy. However, this is slowly changing. More and more institutions now have teaching/education focused academics engaging in scholarship, accessing professional development opportunities and with career progression akin to those with traditional teaching and research work portfolios.

In this panel discussion hosted by the HERDSA NSW Branch, we will explore the recent drivers and changes to the higher education environment that have led to the development of these roles; look at the question of ‘academic identity’ and career pathways in this changing institutional environment and some of the challenges that still remain.

Webinar Presenters: Janis Wardrop, Jo-Anne Chuck, Corina Raduescu, Collins Fleischner, Gerry Raynor, Sharon Flecknoe, John Randal, Susan Page

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series


HERDSA Webinar: Pedagogies of humility, agility and relationality, and a little river magic, to support Indigenous higher education
Thursday 1 September 2022 - 1.00pm to 2.00pm

"You can never bathe in the same river twice” (Heraclitus): Pedagogies of humility, agility and relationality, and a little river magic, to support Indigenous higher education. Presented by Melinda Lewis

The webinar will share some of my more affective experiences of human connection through on campus, on country and online cultural mentoring to support Indigenous Australian cultural competence. I will speak from my reflections on the curious ways of working when on one shoreline I feel deeply drawn towards Indigenous pedagogies and research methods, and in my own doctoral research, whilst on the other I experience intellectual shame risking cultural protocols and insensitivity. Based on my history, identity, and biography I feel I have to flow like a tide, seeking humility and agility whilst building relationality with people, forms of knowledge and their systems, the natural and social worlds, and through insights of my many selves.

I offer an analogy of the river, where sometimes we may feel adrift, lonely, and disconnected, at other times, sublimely in the flow to the touch. Exploring these interplays through grounded practices and protocols aims to invite navigational stories in teaching for learning, and developing sensitivities written into Indigenous scholarship. Built on culturally nuanced relationships, these ways of working can be deep and rewarding.

Zoom link on the HERDSA Webinar page https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series. Contact Melinda Lewis 0n 0466525644 or Melinda.Lewis@uts.edu.au

Further information: https://www.herdsa.org.au/herdsa-webinar-series


TERNZ Conference
23rd - 25th November, 2022

Kia ora koutou!

We are pleased to announce that the Tertiary Education Research New Zealand (TERNZ) annual conference will take place in Dunedin, NZ, from 23 to 25 November. The TERNZ conference is an event organised by the HERDSA (NZ) branch and hosted by the Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC), at the University of Otago. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 August. For more details, please visit the TERNZ website via the link http://www.herdsa.org.nz/

Further information: rob.wass@otago.ac.nz


Vacancies: 3 x Educational Designers at University of Wollongong
Closing Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022, 11:59 PM

We are currently recruiting 3 Educational Designer positions at UOW. We are looking for professionals with a passion for enabling learning and teaching transformation through application of expertise in learning design, curriculum development and the implementation of digital pedagogies.

To find out more about the roles please visit the online posting: Educational Designer (2654)- link below

For additional information and/or questions please reach out to Dr Alyce Mason (alyce@uow.edu.au) to discuss further.

Further information: https://ejgl.fa.ap1.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/C...


Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC
Open for enrolment now, semester starts 29 August

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching is a teaching induction MOOC.

It’s free, open to all, self-paced and highly recommended for anyone in their first few years of university teaching.

This course is just what you need if you are: new to teaching; a sessional, contracted or continuing academic; would like to review topics to advance your teaching, e.g. scholarly teaching, reflective practice; or interested in scoping modules for your institution’s professional development program (MOOC content is available to universities to share and adapt under a CC Attribution Share Alike license.)

Enrol now – course starts 29th August 2022 - https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/YMMXBB

The course is hosted by the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) and is led by A/Prof Agnes Bosanquet (Macquarie University) and A/Prof Marina Harvey.

Further information: agnes.bosanquet@mq.edu.au


In the spirit of reconciliation HERDSA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australasia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.